Jauan Jennings shines bright amid darkness of 49ers' Super Bowl loss

Super Bowl 58 was disappointing for 49ers fans, but it might have been the best game of Jauan Jennings' career.

Super Bowl LVIII - San Francisco 49ers v Kansas City Chiefs
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Though the San Francisco 49ers did not get the result they wanted in Super Bowl 58 against the Kansas City Chiefs, one of the many weapons quarterback Brock Purdy has to throw to had perhaps one of his best games on the biggest of stages.

It wasn't All-Pro Deebo Samuel, receiving leader Brandon Aiyuk, or fan-favorite George Kittle with the impressive stat line.

No, it was wide receiver Jauan Jennings. That's right, another seventh-round NFL Draft pick showed up huge for San Francisco.

Jauan Jennings had 2 big plays that led to 49ers touchdowns

The No. 3 wide receiver on the depth chart was responsible for both touchdowns for the 49ers. Had the NFC Champions pulled off the win, Jennings could have been selected as the Super Bowl MVP.

Jennings' biggest play was perhaps connecting on a pass via a trick play for 21 yards to running back Christian McCaffrey late in the second quarter:

Additionally, Jennings finished the game with four receptions for 42 yards.

The fourth-year wideout also caught a 10-yard catch where he broke some tackles up the middle to cross the goal line for six points. The point after was blocked, unfortunately, keeping the Niners' lead to three points and not four.

When the 49ers were tied 13-13 late in the fourth quarter, it was Jennings' reception for 23 yards that began the drive that netted San Francisco the 53-yard field goal from rookie Jake Moody. This gave the 49ers the lead, 19-16 with 1:53 left to play in regulation.

Despite the Niners losing in overtime, the NFC West juggernauts made it close. Jennings became a household name during this game with his pair of touchdowns, one receiving and one throwing.

Now, we know that Jennings is definitely tested and ready to perform at a high level on the sports biggest stage of the season: the Super Bowl.

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