3 49ers players the Denver Broncos need to watch out for
The Denver Broncos will play the San Francisco 49ers in week three of the 2022 season. Who should the team watch out for in this matchup? In what will be the toughest game of the year so far, the Broncos get their first true test of the season.
On Sunday Night Football, the entire football world is going to watch the Denver Broncos, and after their first two games, that might be a tough pill to swallow. If Denver cannot clean up their messes from weeks one and two, it’ll be an ugly loss.
However, the Broncos do have a very talented team and could get quite a few starters back. As of now, it hasn’t been ruled out that all of Josey Jewell, Patrick Surtain II, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, and Billy Turner could play. They do get a few more hours of rest, for what that’s worth, as they play on Sunday night.
Both Surtain and Jeudy’s injuries on Sunday are seen as day-to-day. It also seemed like Jewell and Turner were close to being ready for week two, and KJ Hamler was apparently held out for some routine maintenance coming back from his injury.
With all of that said, who are the three most important 49ers the Denver Broncos need to watch out for in week three?
Denver Broncos should watch out for Deebo Samuel on Sunday
Deebo Samuel is one of the most dynamic players in all of football. Called a “wideback,” Samuel is a threat as a receiver and a running back. In 2021, he had 1,405 receiving yards, 365 rushing yards, and 14 total touchdowns.
Through two games in 2022, he has 58 receiving yards, 105 rushing yards, and one touchdown. If anyone knows how to get the most out of a player on offense, it’s 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan. Denver’s rush defense has been solid so far, which is promising, and if Patrick Surtain II plays, that’ll give them someone to try and neutralize Samuel.
The Broncos do have the personnel to make Samuel a non-factor, but it seems like he’s been a factor in each game he plays in. Deebo Samuel also has a massive big-play ability, so Denver will need to ensure they keep him in front of the defense. He’s a thicker, lower-built player but still does have enough speed to outrun certain defensive backs.