San Francisco 49ers Waive Young Running Back


The San Francisco 49ers made headlines yesterday when they decided to bring back Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on a reworked contract, and while that may signal they have less confidence in Trey Lance than we thought, the overall offence should be dynamite in 2022, led by George Kittle and Deebo Samuel. Unfortunately, with all that firepower, it means that some players are going to miss out on roster spots, and that's what happened today when the report came out that the 49ers were waiving running back Trey Sermon.

Sermon played his college ball at Oklahoma and Ohio State, and balled out and both, until he eventually became the 88th pick in the 2021 draft of the 49ers, and while they had visions of him being a big part of this backfield, it became clear that Elijah Mitchell and Jeff Wilson will be getting the majority of carries in 2022. 

This certainly isn't the end for Sermon, and while he only put up 200 all purpose yards with 1 score in his rookie campaign, he's got the physicality and the talent to make it in the NFL, so keep an eye out for Sermon, who will no doubt be getting carries somewhere in 2022.

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