Jason Verrett tears achilles

Brutal. That is the best way to describe the latest injury update out of San Francisco.

Jason Verrett suffered a torn achilles tendon during practice on Wednesday according to the 49ers and will be out for the season.

Verrett was in the process of working his way back from a torn ACL suffered in week one of last season against Detroit. The veteran cornerback started 2022 on the Physically Unable to Perform list and returned to practice on October 6th.

The veteran cornerback had been looking good during recent practices and was expected to rejoin the lineup on Sunday night when San Francisco takes on the Chargers at Levi’s Stadium.

This is the fourth major injury suffered by Verrett in his career. He tore the ACL in his left knee in 2016 followed in 2018 by a torn left achilles. He has now repeated the same pattern on the other side with a torn ACL in his left knee in 2021 and torn right achilles yesterday.

After losing Emmanuel Moseley during a week five win at Carolina, the 49ers were looking forward to Verrett’s return.

Now the 49ers secondary will likely go back to the lineup they had been using during recent weeks.

Expect to see Charvarius Ward and Deommodore Lenoir as the starting outside cornerbacks with Jimmie Ward in the slot. Tashaun Gipson and Talanoa Hufanga will man the safety spots in this scenario.

Depth behind the starters would consist of Ambry Thomas, Samuel Womack III, Dontae Johnson, and Ka’Dar Hollman at cornerback. George Odum and Tarvarious Moore will serve as the backup safeties.

Despite the injuries to Moseley and Verrett, the 49ers secondary has been solid this season. In their last outing, they held Matthew Stafford to only 187 yards passing.

The 49ers pass defense has been solid this year. Aside from their blowout loss to Kansas City, San Francisco has allowed only 5.4 yards per pass attempt.

This article has 9 Comments

  1. Damn. That sucks. I pray Verrett finds peace. He obviously loves the game so to be faced with so many injuries and to work so hard has to be devastating. I feel for the man. I hope the 49ers do right by him in whatever way he needs to get him through this personally.

  2. This is a major setback. Having suffered an Achilles injury myself, I know by experience that it requires a great amount of time to heal. Verrett has been in this situation before and has worked his way back. I would never count him out.
    As someone once said …
    “It ain’t over till it’s over!”

  3. I don’t know what Verrett will do going forward and I wish him the very best. However, the Niners need to move on. He won’t be playable until the 2024 season.

  4. Jack
    With Verrett tearing his achilles tendon, the 9ers will likely need to sign another CB. Any opinion who they should try to trade for?
    * Your opinion of Browns CB Greedy Williams? He’s young (23 Y/O) and may benefit from a fresh start. He fits the profile for what the 9ers like at cornerback with good size (6’2) and is comfortable playing off coverage or press. Could Williams be a low-risk, medium-reward cornerback who could potentially develop into a starting CB?
    Note: Per Spotrac, his total 2022 compensation (with workout and signing bonuses), is $2,055,033 and he’ll be a 2023 F/A.

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