49ers news: Jason Verrett suffers season-ending injury (again)

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Jason Verrett (22) Mandatory Credit: San Francisco 49ers/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Jason Verrett (22) Mandatory Credit: San Francisco 49ers/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network /

In yet another brutal blow, 49ers veteran cornerback Jason Verrett suffered a season-ending Achilles injury after trying to come back from a torn ACL.

It’s almost impossible to gauge what’s going through the head of San Francisco 49ers veteran cornerback Jason Verrett right now.

Way back in Week 1 of the 2021 season, Verrett was visibly shaken and emotional when he exited that game with what turned out to be a torn ACL, effectively ending his season in the wake of a 2020 campaign that looked so promising.

And that 2020 campaign seemingly put an end to what had been a massively injury-plagued NFL career that dated back to 2016 and with both the Niners and Los Angeles Chargers.

Verrett played only six regular-season games with both the Bolts and 49ers between 2016 and 2019, hindered by an array of injuries that ultimately derailed what could have been an excellent professional career for the former first-round NFL Draft pick out of TCU.

Despite suffering the torn ACL last season, the Niners nevertheless re-signed Verrett on a team-friendly one-year deal hoping to get something, anything out of him when his recovery was complete.

And that recovery just hit a massive derailment this week.

49ers lose Jason Verrett to torn Achilles in practice just before Chargers game

One has to think Verrett would be excited to get back on the field for a game after San Francisco recently activated him off the physically unable-to-perform list where he began the year.

Especially with the 49ers hosting his old team, the Chargers, on Sunday Night Football in Week 10.

Sadly, Verrett won’t see that come to fruition, as the Niners announced on Thursday that Verrett suffered a torn Achilles during the week’s practices and will miss the rest of the season:


San Francisco also lost fellow starting cornerback Emmanuel Moseley to a torn ACL earlier this season, so getting Verrett back was supposed to provide a much-needed boost to a defensive backfield that lacks experience beyond names like Jimmie Ward, Charvarius Ward and the uber-reserve player, Dontae Johnson.

With Verrett now out for the rest of the year, younger corners like Deommodore Lenoir and Ambry Thomas will likely be tasked with assuming greater roles.

As for Verrett, the 31 year old will be a free agent once the season expires, and it’s hard to envision the 49ers bringing him back yet again after he’s essentially missed two full years because of different injuries.

And while the choice is ultimately up to him, it wouldn’t be surprising if Verrett elects to call it a career in light of the multitude of devastating injuries he’s had to endure.

Regardless, we’re all wishing him the best and a speedy recovery.

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