Santa brought these Christmas gifts to 49ers fans this year
By Peter Panacy
The 49ers were gifted by Santa Claus in a few different ways this holiday season, and these specific gifts certainly stand out in 2022.
Early this season, it certainly appeared as if the San Francisco 49ers had been naughty. Especially after they started off with a frustrating 3-4 record, capped off by an ugly 44-23 home loss to the Kansas City Chiefs back in Week 7.
Since that point, though, the Niners have found a nice little hot streak. And one might wonder if they were cramming to impress Santa in time for the Christmas holiday season.
Sure, there were bouts of naughtiness. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a big injury, and so did wide receiver Deebo Samuel.
Both could return, however, and that’s possibly one gift Santa brought to San Francisco: keeping the injury bug to a minimum.
Here are some other wonderful gifts Mr. Claus brought to the 49ers this holiday season.
49ers Christmas gift No. 1: Christian McCaffrey
The pre-NFL trade deadline deal for former Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is beginning to look like an absolute steal every passing week.
Sure, the Niners lost McCaffrey’s first game with them against the Chiefs. Since then, however, the 2019 first-team All-Pro has been a dynamic weapon by all accounts, and his three-touchdown performance (one rushing, one receiving and one passing) against the Los Angeles Rams after that loss to KC arguably turned San Francisco’s season around entirely.
Yes, McCaffrey has been quite a wonderful gift for 49ers fans everywhere this season.
And he’s not going anywhere anytime soon.