Brandon Aiyuk firmly believes the San Francisco 49ers were the best team in the NFL this season. And who could blame him? The 49ers had a 12-game winning streak heading into the NFC Championship Game and were the team to beat in the latter part of the season. In an interview with TheSFNiners, Aiyuk explained why he believes San Francisco was the team to beat and why their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles was so heartbreaking.
Aiyuk shared that as he is watching pundits talk about the Eagles and how they had “the most loaded team in football” all season, he believes San Francisco had the better players on both sides of the ball regardless. He believes the team put fear into the hearts of their opponents and that the loss in the NFC Championship Game was heartbreaking.
The 49ers were routed by the Eagles, 31-7, and rookie quarterback Brock Purdy tore his UCL in the first quarter, making it difficult for the team to pull out a win. Aiyuk will be using the loss as motivation to become an even better receiver and to back up his claim that the 49ers are the best team heading into the 2023 NFL season.
The 49ers were a force to be reckoned with this season and, despite the heartbreaking loss, Brandon Aiyuk believes they were the best team in the NFL. He will be using the loss as fuel to become a complete receiver and to back up his claim that the 49ers are the team to beat in the 2023 NFL season.