Now, part of Pacheco's role in the passing game might have been due to JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee), Mecole Hardman (pelvis) and Kadarius Toney (ankle) all banged up, but clearly, the Chiefs felt more comfortable with Pacheco than Jerick McKinnon, who only had four carries for 1 yard and two catches for 17 yards on four targets. He could be a potential breakout candidate in 2023, especially if he has a big role in the passing game for the Chiefs.
"There’s a guy in South Florida who is 45 years old," Johnson explained Monday morning during the "Keyshawn, JWill and Max" ESPN Radio program, as shared by Tom Dierberger of NBC Sports Bay Area. "[If I’m the 49ers’ front office], I’m going to have a conversation with him come free agency, and I’m going to say, ‘Hey, you get to ride off into the sunset with essentially the same type of team that you had when you left (the New England Patriots) and you went to Tampa [Bay].'"
According to David Bonilla of 49ers WebZone, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport explained during a Monday appearance on San Francisco sports radio station KNBR that Brady "would consider" joining the 49ers if he leaves the Buccaneers and hits free agency when the new league year opens in March. Jimmy Garoppolo hasn't played since he went down with a broken foot on Dec. 4 and is on track to reach free agency in March.
It would have been nice had the San Francisco 49ers had Jimmy Garoppolo's services in the NFC Championship game when Brock Purdy went down with an elbow injury. The facts are the ground were simple.
It was reported last week that some Niners fans threw some San Francisco attire around the iconic Philadelphia tourist attraction. Irrelevant" suffered an elbow injury during the team's first drive.
Although Josh Johnson‘s exit forced Brock Purdy back into the NFC championship game, San Francisco’s starter was playing through a significant elbow injury. The rookie sensation suffered a complete tear, per Pelissero, but as of now, the hope is he can avoid Tommy John surgery.
Harrison Butker made a 45-yard field goal with 3 seconds left — after Cincinnati's Joseph Ossai was flagged for a 15-yard penalty for shoving Mahomes after he was out of bounds — and the Chiefs beat the Bengals 23-20 in the AFC championship game to make it back to the Super Bowl. Kansas City will face the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl on Feb. 12 in Glendale, Arizona.
I’ve got a running game. By the way, we’ve got one of the top tight ends in [George] Kittle.”
The unit showed up and showed out in the NFC Championship Game with a dominant performance against the 49ers. The veteran running back finished the game with 19 rushing yards on just eight carries against a Chiefs' defense that has been vulnerable against the run.
But Sunday, I had to produce, and it was quite the challenge. San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan couldn't challenge the play based on that angle.