San Francisco 49ers Running Back Should Be Good For Week 1

The San Francisco 49ers are gearing up for yet another playoff run in 2022, this time, likely to be led by sophomore QB Trey Lance, and in a good piece of news, it appears that starting Running Back Elijah Mitchell will be ready to help this team in Week 1 as they battle the Bears in Chicago. Head Coach Kyle Shanahan told reports on Tuesday, and while it's not yet confirmed, it looks as though Mitchell is 'on track to return'.

Mitchell is entering his second year in the league, and after putting up almost 1,000 yards with 5 Touchdown's in his rookie campaign (in only 11 games), it's clear that he's the leader of a running back room that also has Trey Sermon and Jeff Wilson, who are all ready to step up and make waves in 2022. Mitchell has been dealing with a hamstring issue that the 49ers knew would cost him all 3 pre-season games this year, but all along they were hopeful he'd be ready for Week 1, and today's news was a very promising update from the 49ers head coach.

This team plays in a tough division, but with Deebo Samuel back and a reportedly very impressive Trey Lance leading the way, this team is going to be a lot better than anyone expects, and if Elijah Mitchell can build on a strong rookie year and play in all 17 games this season, this running back group could be up there with the best in the league. 

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