SANTA CLARA — Player A and Player B both are linebackers.
Player A was a first-round pick in 2017. Player B was a seventh-round pick the same year.
Player A started six games for the 49ers in 2018 before they cut him. Player B has started four games as Player A’s replacement.
Player A averaged 4.8 tackles per game this season. Player B has averaged 9.25 tackles per game during his four starts.
When Player A was the starter this season, the 49ers defense gave up 30.8 points per game and their record was 0-6.
Since Player B has been the starter, the defense has given up 19.5 points per game and the 49ers’ record is 3-1.
When the 49ers drafted Player A, general manager John Lynch called him a “game-changing player.
When asked to describe Player B last week, 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh called him, “steady.”
Player A is Reuben Foster. Player B is Elijah Lee. This is about Player B.
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