Each week of the season, JETSerious will be providing a look at the star player on the opposing team. We’ll be taking a look at their career thus far, and their potential impact in the upcoming game.
Week 4 the Jets will host the San Francisco 49ers and we’re going to focus in on the 49ers Star tight end, Vernon Davis.
Standing at 6’3 250 lbs. Vernon Davis is a big target. The 49ers took Davis as #6 Overall Pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. He has grown well with QB Alex Smith, who was drafted #1 Overall in the year prior.
Vernon Davis played ball in Maryland, and made an impact for the 49ers from the day he was drafted. San Francisco struggled for years… From Mike Nolan to Mike Singletary, the 49ers didn’t make the playoffs until Jim Harbaugh was finally named head coach. Speaking of coach Singletary, remember the whole dilemma? There was the Singletary/Davis argument. And who could forget Singletary’s post-game rant?
Take a look at it here…
It’s actually relevant, because this is what really sparked Davis’ career. Since then, Vernon Davis has been a Pro Bowl TE. He scored a game-winning TD vs. New Orleans in the 2011 NFC Divisional Playoffs, earning him the respect of the league. This offseason, his peers voted him #43 in the NFL’s Top 100 Players of 2012.
Prior to the 2010 season, San Francisco made Vernon Davis the highest paid tight end, signing him to a 5-year deal– worth $23 million in guarantees.
Please take the jump with us to page 2, where JETSerious will break down TE Vernon Davis & what the Jets game-plan needs to be to shut him down.