Why The San Francisco 49ers Will Win The Super Bowl

Why The San Francisco 49ers Will Win The Super Bowl
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Super Wildcard Weekend is now over and we are down to the final eight teams all dreaming of getting their hands on the Lombardi trophy. The Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills remain favourites to hoist the biggest prize in the sport. But, I see the Superbowl trophy finally heading back to the Bay Area this year. Here’s why:

The Quarterback

San Francisco 49ers
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Since being thrust into the starting lineup in week 14 after injuries to Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo, Mr Irrelevant, Brock Purdy has been sensational for the San Francisco 49ers. The rookie quarterback has won all six of his starts and looked really poised once again at the weekend against the Seahawks once he overcame the expected nerves. Purdy went 18-30 for 332 yards and scored four total touchdowns. The most by any rookie quarterback in a playoff game. That silenced all the doubters who wondered whether he could carry over his regular season form into the playoffs.

Combine the incredible play of their star rookie quarterback with a loaded offence that includes the best left tackle in the game in Trent Williams, superstar all-rounder Deebo Samuel and one of the most dynamic tight ends in the league in George Kittle and you begin to wonder how defensive co-ordinators sleep at night before playing the 9ers.

The Defence

Then there is the defence, the best group left in the playoffs (sorry Eagles fans). They have arguably the best pass rusher in the NFL in Nick Bosa, two excellent linebackers in Dre Greenlaw and Fred Warner and on the back end they have ball hawks Charvarius Ward and Talanoa Hufanga. They’re stacked at every level and people aren’t talking enough about just how good this group is.

Bosa led the NFL this year with 18.5 sacks. The 2019 NFL rookie of the year looks better than ever now after missing all of the 2020 season and he will play a key role as we go deeper into the playoffs. His ability to rush the passer along with the play of defensive line mates Arik Armstead, Javon Kinlaw and Charles Omenihu make this team favourites for me. Defence still does win champions no matter what you’re led to believe nowadays.

The Head Coach

Last but not least Head Coach Kyle Shanahan. He has already taken this team to the Superbowl in 2019 where they were defeated by the Chiefs and they came very close again last year. Before losing in the Championship game to the Rams. He will have learned a lot from that and he has Super Bowl pedigree; Being the son of 2x Super Bowl winning head coach Mike Shanahan.

His ability to put his offence in positions for them to succeed and make the most of their skill sets is really fun to watch and I think they can go toe to toe with anyone left in the playoffs. Dallas’ win over the Bucs won’t have given the 49ers any sleepless nights ahead of their matchup this weekend and I think the most complete team left in the playoffs will make it all the way to the desert.

The San Francisco 49ers haven’t won the Super Bowl since 1995. Brock Purdy wasn’t even born then. However, I think Mr Irrelevant will soon become the most relevant man in the NFL when he hoists that Lombardi trophy above his head in February. 

This article was written by our new writer Danny Atherton Thanks to Danny for contributing this article and you can catch more of his work here in the future.

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