49ers Unofficial Depth Chart & Weather Update For Week 1 in Chicago

Sep 6, 2022, 3:23 PM | Updated: 4:36 pm

OCTOBER 31: Elijah Mitchell #25 of the San Francisco 49ers rushes during the game against the Chica...

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 31: Elijah Mitchell #25 of the San Francisco 49ers rushes during the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 31, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The 49ers defeated the Bears 33-22. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

(Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

The San Francisco 49ers released its unofficial depth chart for week 1 of the regular season Tuesday. The team is by no means tied to the current rankings, but it does give us an indication of their plans in the Windy City.

The 49ers travel to Chicago this week to take on quarterback Justin Fields and the Bears at Solider Field. A town known for its weather, the Windy City will possibly provide its’ distant cousin for Sunday’s game: rain.

“A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72,” the National Weather Service states for Sunday’s forecast in Chicago. “Cloudy; brief showers in the morning followed by heavy showers in the afternoon,” reports, also noting winds close to 17 mph.

Yep, prepare for some slippery conditions to kick off the NFL season.

Anyways, here’s how the depth chart for the 49ers currently shakes out. Names in bold mean that player is a starter.

Trey Lance, Jimmy Garoppolo, Brock Purdy


Elijah Mitchell, Jeff Wilson Jr., Ty Davis-Price, Jordan Mason


Kyle Juszczyk


George Kittle, Charlie Woerner, Ross Dwelley, Tyler Kroft


Deebo Samuel, Jauan Jennings,

Brandon Aiyuk, Ray-Ray McCloud, Danny Gray


Left tackle: Trent Williams, Colton McKivitz

Left guard: Aaron Banks, Blake Hance

Center: Jake Brendel, Daniel Brunskill

Right guard: Spencer Burford, Nick Zakelj

Right tackle: Mike McGlinchey, Jaylon Moore


Left end: Samson Ebukam, Drake Jackson, Kerry Hyder Jr.

Left tackle: Javon Kinlaw, Kevin Givens

Right tackle: Arik Armstead, Hassan Ridgeway

Right end: Nick Bosa, Charles Omenihu, Jordan Willis


Middle: Fred Warner

Weak-side: Dre Greenlaw, Oren Burks

Strong side: Azeez Al-Shaair, Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles


Left: Emmanuel Moseley, Deommodore Lenoir

Right: Charvarius Ward, Ambry Thomas

Nickel: Sam Womack III


Free: George Odum

Strong: Talanoa Hufanga, Tarvarius Moore


Kicker: Robbie Gould

Punter: Mitch Wishnowsky

Long snapper: Taybor Pepper

Punt returner: Ray-Ray McCloud, Brandon Aiyuk

Kick returner: Ray-Ray McCloud, Danny Gray

The biggest surprises come in the secondary and defensive line. Drake Jackson, a rookie out of USC, is currently listed as the second edge rusher behind Samson Ebukam. The latter was a force for the 49ers in 2021, registering 4.5 sacks and 38 total tackles last season. The former Los Angeles Ram has been rock solid during training camp, giving the coaching staff no reason to have his spot in jeopardy. Still, this is a position to keep an eye on, with the team possessing one of the deepest defensive lines in football.

Safety George Odum is the other big change, replacing the injured Jimmie Ward. The team has been in a frenzy ever since general manager John Lynch said Ward would be going on the PUP list due to a pulled hamstring, missing the first four games of the regular season. San Francisco will most likely look to bring back one of the secondary members from the preseason, Tashaun Gipson Sr., and Dontae Johnson could be candidates to fill in.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan should confirm his roster when the team is back at practice Wednesday afternoon.

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