No. 2: Jaguars don’t have talent to stop George Kittle
Like most defenses trying to slow down an elite-level pass-catcher, Jacksonville is likely to feature a combination of varying players to make sure George Kittle doesn’t turn into a massive-impact force this Sunday.
Here are the names to watch for the Jaguars:
- LB Myles Jack
- LB Damien Wilson
- S Rayshawn Jenkins
- S Andrew Wingard
Jenkins and Wingard are both quality coverage defenders, yet their hands are going to be full trying to assist the Jaguars cornerbacks in defending the league’s No. 2 pass-catcher, wide receiver Deebo Samuel, meaning Kittle will frequently be lining up against a coverage linebacker like Wilson.
Wilson is surrendering a career-worst 82.8 percent of targets for completions this season, and opposing quarterbacks are posting a passer rating of 111.2 when targeting him.
The Jags lack talent at all three levels, but this is the matchup Kittle and the 49ers are likely to exploit the most.