“He knows the work he has to do. He’s a very confident young man,” he continued. ”He’s smart, he’s confident, but there’s also that work ethic that you need to put in. There’s a perception that goes along with reality. You show up early, maybe you have breakfast for an hour. But you’re showing up early, letting the guys know you care. That’s how you show guys you care. You show up early and you stay late. That’s what the position is all about.”
“I also don’t want to forget Alex Smith,” Rivera told Team 980 on a potential quarterback competition. ”Here’s a guy that’s doing everything he can to come back, and if Alex can come back and be the player that he was we have a good situation, we have competition at that position.”
Jordan Reed is still a question mark after missing the entire 2019 season after a concussion in the team’s third preseason game. Vernon Davis, who missed the final 12 games in 2019, is a free agent and could be on the move.
“Here’s a guy who had a very good rookie year, and as you think about that ... I get excited about a young man, a rookie, who played as much as he did and had as much success as he did. Now, you go, ‘OK, it’s not too big for him,’” Rivera said.
Wide receiver pops here, probably in large part to this being such a deep class. Players will slide, including names that were talked about a round or so earlier (i.e. Kelvin Harmon). Overall defense is seeing a greater percentage, as fans probably aren’t just content to add Chase Young to the defense.