The San Francisco 49ers are one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl this year, and it’s easy to see why when you look at their offensive line.
Deebo Samuel, a wide receiver who is not only prolific but also unusual, is one of the team’s stars.
He is possibly the only wide receiver in the NFL who appears equally at ease lined up in the backfield as a substitute running back as he does in his normal position.
During an appearance on NFL Network, Samuel had something to say about the skill on the 49ers’ offense this season, calling the unit nuts.
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San Francisco is not only talented on offense, but also versatile.
When they traded for star running back Christian McCaffrey in October, the offense appeared to be transformed, and his arrival was nearly like having two players in one, as he is also a very productive pass catcher.
Samuel had a mediocre year in 2022, but he had 1,405 receiving yards, 365 rushing yards, and eight touchdowns out of the backfield in 2021.
That performance won him Pro Bowl and All-Pro First-Team accolades, as well as a large contract extension.
He is helped by fellow wideout Brandon Aiyuk, who some believe is primed for a big 2023 season, and George Kittle, one of the two or three finest tight ends in the league.
Brock Purdy, last season’s Mr. Irrelevant, is expected to keep his starting role after completing the season brilliantly.
The Niners appear to have more than enough to win their sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy in less than six months.