The San Francisco 49ers signed former Titan Brandon Jones to a five year deal towards the end of February. Jones was starting to establish himself as a go to guy when he played under Tennessee quarterbacks Vince Young and Kerry Collins, both needing some help.
Jones will join a mix of youth and veteran leadership in first year Michael Crabtree, whom has great expectations and veteran Issac Bruce, the former career Ram. Althogh in the National Football League 6'1 isn't considered a “tall” height, Jones is known to bring speed to the team. Whoever is the quarterback for San Fran this season will have plenty to throw to, there will be no excuses for the offense to fail this upcomming season. Signs point to Shaun Hill keeping his starting spot after a promising stint displayed by Hill last season.
This depth in the wide reciever core is probably the most promising since Terrell Owens was apart of the team a few seasons back. It looks like the 49ers offense will be able to carry the team with Jones, Crabtree and Bruce in the wide reciever slots as well as the combo of franchise runningback Frank Gore and Deshaun Foster. The defense performance is even expected to be pretty good which could put the Niners' in contention for the division title this year. The concern for Jones however, is his inconsistancy. He goes on hot streaks and then goes cold; the 49ers will need Jones to have the majority of strong games this season to take pressure off of Crabtree and Bruce. Crabtree, because he is a rookie and Bruce due to he has hit over his hill.
Brandon Jones had just 41 receptions fpr 449 yards in 2008 and just one touchdown but his reception numbers haver increased as time has gone on. At this point, the 49ers will take anything to help the depth of their wide recievers. Who knows, maybe a change in scenery will help Jones?
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Written by Zach Arce