Ja’Quan Gardner who is the Humboldt State running back looks like he is heading to the San Francisco 49ers. This is a surprise move especially considering that he is undrafted which means that he does not have much experience. The news about this particular free agent was not expected at all because it was thought that the 49ers would be going for a more experienced player. Even many people who love this game do not who he is because his face is not familiar. This move might change the 49ers odds for the final game with chances of winning improving significantly.
Ja’Quan Gardner RB #38
Height: 5 ft 7 in
Weight: 170 lb
College: Humboldt State
But who exactly is Ja’Quan Gardner? The known thing about him is that he is a running back and as a result there are high chances that he might get a place in the 49ers. This is mainly because Joe Williams has a fracture on his ribs and as a result he cannot play. Jeremy McNichols who would have played in this position is also unlikely to be put in that particular position. It is also well known that Kyle Shanahan cannot expose Jerick McKinnon or Matt Breida to possibility of injuries. He ought to protect them by ensuring that they are not in the field. This gives Ja’Quan Gardener a golden opportunity to be included in the team and show what he has.
Despite this news being not expected it is well known that he is a future practice squad candidate for the 49ers. This is mainly because the team requires bodies for the final preseason game and looking at the current squad it is evident that they do not have many options at the back. This game against the Chargers is important and as a result the 49ers need to ensure their back area is properly covered. With an addition of a running back it is evident that the team can see what is wrong and they have gone ahead to fix this evident problem.
Even Ja’Quan Gardner knows that he will not make the team. But this is his golden opportunity to impress and show what he is capable of. Even though he is coming this late it is known that he is being brought in as a plan for the future. If he remains confident and consistent he will get his position in the future and this will improve his profile significantly. Many people do not know him but with time I am sure he might become a household name among the 49ers fans.
San Francisco 49ers is well known for having strong strategies and the inclusion of Ja’Quan Gardner seems to be a smart move. In the future they will be having a steady running back who will only make the team stronger. Throughout his career he is not known as a player who is prone to injuries. This is important because if he becomes a good player he will have a lot of playing time. Because of this he is expected to work extra hard so as to rightfully ear his position. Therefore, the final preseason game is going to be exciting and new beginnings are expected to be witnesses for the 49ers.
CJ Beathard, Jeremiah Attaochu, the DBs and of course Ja’Quan Gardner!— Matt Itelson (@mattitelson) August 30, 2018
Watching the Niners game tonight solely so I can watch Ja'Quan Gardner because my sister taught him in high school— Jeff Krisko (@jmkrisko) August 31, 2018