The San Francisco 49ers capped off Week 3 of the preseason with a 27-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Take a look at five members of the 49ers who impressed in the team's "dress rehearsal."
1. QB Jimmy Garoppolo
Garoppolo and the 49ers first-team offense found its rhythm on Saturday night. San Francisco’s signal caller completed 14-of-20 passes for 188 yards and one touchdown in the first half of the contest. The quarterback's highlight of the night came during the second series of the game. Garoppolo completed all four of his passes and capped off the drive with a 20-yard strike to Matt Breida for six.
“It was definitely better than the week before and that would have been hard not to do, but it was cool they got to stay out there longer to get into a bit of a rhythm,” Kyle Shanahan said in his postgame press conference. “(Garoppolo) definitely missed a couple early, which guys do... Fortunately, he knew he was playing the whole half and he took advantage of it.”
2. RB Jeff Wilson Jr.
After missing the first two preseason games with a calf injury, Wilson Jr. was the 49ers lead back in the second half. The second-year rusher carried the ball 12 times for 45 yards and two touchdowns.
“I’ve got to give(the credit) to the big guys up front,” Wilson Jr. noted about his performance postgame. “The receivers were blocking great for me on both of my touchdowns. I was trying to find the right hole and hit.”
3. DL Damontre Moore
Moore put together another impressive preseason performance on Saturday night. The fifth-year defensive lineman led the 49ers in tackles (five) and sacks (2.0). Moore is tied for the league lead in quarterback hits in the preseason with eight.
4. RB Matt Breida
Breida continues to shine as a runner and a receiver. The third-year running back carried the ball seven times for 44 yards and hauled in both of his targets for 31 yards including an impressive touchdown grab from Garoppolo.
“He made a tremendous catch on it,” Garoppolo shared postgame. “Most of the time it’s receivers making that catch, but when a running back can do it, it’s so hard for defenses to plan for that. It’s a credit to him. It was a tremendous catch.”
5. WR Richie James Jr.
James Jr. put together another solid preseason outing. The wideout hauled in all four of his targets and led the team with 66 receiving yards against the Chiefs. His longest catch of the night came on a 33-yard pass from Garoppolo to set up the 49ers opening score.