Journeyman wide receiver surprisingly talks trash about his time with 49ers

Willie Snead is angry with the Niners.
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Willie Snead IV
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Willie Snead IV / Lachlan Cunningham/GettyImages

Willie Snead apparently isn't happy about how the 49ers used him during his two years with the team, and he didn't hesitate to voice his displeasure.

No matter how hard you try, you can't make all the people happy all the time.

Taking that statement over to an NFL team, such as the San Francisco 49ers, trying to make everyone happy all of the time likely wouldn't equate to a lot of success.

Still, it's inevitable that some players end up feeling slighted or disrespected at various points in their careers.

Apparently, seldom-used former Niners wide receiver Willie Snead IV is in this category.

On Friday, Snead took to Twitter/X in something of a random post complaining about his time with San Francisco, which began back in 2022 when the team inked him as a free agent. He was regularly promoted and demoted to the practice squad over a stretch of two years but nevertheless saw action with the 49ers in eight regular-season games during that span.

He wasn't happy about his use, though:

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"All I want is to go back to a team that isn't afraid to let guys compete for a roster spot," Snead tweeted, ironically with his profile picture showing him in a Niners uniform. "These last 3 years been nothing short of entitlement..."

Snead had two receptions for 14 yards during his San Francisco tenure. Prior to that, he nearly hit 1,000 receiving yards way back during his second year in the league when he was with the New Orleans Saints, and he managed to carve out a solid career for himself over the following five seasons.

Apparently, though, the 31 year old wasn't happy playing a minor supporting role behind the 49ers' crop of other wideouts, including Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, Jauan Jennings, Chris Conley and Ronnie Bell.

That group, particularly the first three, should be entitled. It's a solid crop of wide receivers.

Interestingly enough, if Snead was that valuable a commodity, why didn't another team sign him off the Niners' practice squad when he was rostered there at various points the last two years?

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