San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid had a momentum changing play a pick-six interception for a touchdown against the defending Super Bowl champs, the Denver Broncos. Who’s next? It looks like former Super Bowl winning quarterback Aaron Rodgers, a familiar foe of Reid’s.
Eric Reid wasn’t able to play against the Houston Texans in the preseason opener due to the birth of his daughter.
God is so good! This little girl stole my heart the second I saw her. And my wife did an amazing job delivering her! pic.twitter.com/pJw9AJrUYc
— Eric Reid (@E_Reid35) August 15, 2016
However, in game two against the defending Super Bowl champs, the Denver Broncos, Reid would make his presence felt without question or any doubt, with a play that ignited not just the defense, but the whole team, a pick-six interception for a touchdown.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) August 21, 2016
Recently, there was some chatter that the 49ers got pushed around by Denver in a joint practice on the first day of scrimmage; 49ers would have the last laugh with a 31 to 24 victory over Denver.
Broncos vs 49ers joint practice: NaVorro Bowman says, “Things got chippy, I had to set the tone,” via the team’s website.
Great team win tonight! Blessed to be living my dream! (I think my dad would be proud of my hurdle technique haha) pic.twitter.com/x6VPyEYcw9
— Eric Reid (@E_Reid35) August 21, 2016
Next up, third exhibition game and the dress rehearsal:
Mr. Aaron Rodgers, come on down, say hi, and get up close and personal, with a rejuvenated and revitalized ball hawking safety Mr. Eric Reid.
Reid is playing for a contract extension and is highly motivated to have a bounce back year seeing how the 49ers only pick up his 5th-year option for 2017.
Nevertheless, Reid is off to a great start and with less thinking in defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil’s defense and more reacting off his natural God-given talents/abilities as Reid recently mentioned, via the team’s website.
Statistics 2015, the recap: Reid played in 16 games, accounting for 71 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, and seven pass defense, via ESPN.com.
Closing fun facts at a glance on Reid:
In 2013, Reid intercepted Rodgers as a rookie. Here’s the video, courtesy of NFL.com. Also, in some highlights of Reid’s rookie season, could we see a throwback 2013 Reid in the making?
Every 49er fan would hope so and on Niners Live we’re optimistic that Reid will not only bounce back in 2016 but earn a contract extension, not just for his play, but because he’s a class act personified.