The 49ers will face a laundry list of great quarterbacks on their 2022 NFL schedule, and here are the top five quarterbacks whom they will face.
The San Francisco 49ers have one of the toughest schedules in the 2022 NFL season based on their opponents’ 2021 finishes.
In addition to their own division, the NFC West, they play the NFC South and AFC West divisions. Their own division is stacked with talent, as three of the four teams made the playoffs last season.
The NFC South in past seasons has been a tough division as a whole, especially with quarterback talent. But with quarterback Drew Brees recently retiring, Matt Ryan having a statistically down year in 2021, and the Carolina Panthers on the QB market, there may actually be more questions at the quarterback position than answers in 2022.
The AFC West, on the other hand, just became even more of a powerhouse division of quarterback talent in the last week. This was, of course, due to Russell Wilson being traded to the Denver Broncos.
The Broncos were the weak link in the division in 2021, but the addition of Wilson gives them a shot at playoff contention.
The AFC West sent both the Kansas City Chiefs and Las Vegas Raiders to the playoffs last season, and the Los Angeles Chargers were a missed field goal away from also going to the playoffs.
2022 might prove another tight race to the finish.
That being said, the 49ers will be facing off against likely the two best divisions in pro football once again, their own and the AFC West (sorry, NFC South). With that, they will be battling some of the top quarterbacks in the league.
Let’s take a look at the top five quarterbacks the Niners will match up against in 2022.