Which 49ers make Santa’s naughty and nice lists in 2021?

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JaMycal Hasty, San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers running back JaMycal Hasty (23) Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports /

Santa’s naughty list: RB JaMycal Hasty

In that same game when Deebo Samuel was knocking out mouthpieces, running back and kick-return specialist JaMycal Hasty was giving away the football.

Usually, that kind of generosity would be rewarded by Santa. But not in this context.

Considering Santa is a 49ers fan (especially considering his outfit perfectly matches those Niners 1994 home throwbacks), one can probably assume he wasn’t too happy with Hasty bobbling the opening Week 16 kickoff against the Atlanta Falcons. Santa has enough stress in his life already.

Fortunately, San Francisco’s defense made up for it by bailing Hasty out with a valiant goal-line stand that resulted in a turnover on downs, except Hasty let the subsequent kickoff he attempted to return bounce off his facemask.

That might be worthy of a lump of coal right there.

It’s not all bad, though, as both Santa and the 49ers are always about redeeming chances, and Hasty will continue to get his down the stretch.

But he might have to wait until next Christmas before getting back onto Santa’s nice list.