San Francisco 49ers Need Vernon Davis to Have His Best Season in 2013

By Dan Parzych
Vernon Davis
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After falling just short of winning the Super Bowl last year against the Baltimore Ravens, the San Francisco 49ers hope to return to the promised land once again–only this time around end up with different results. Unfortunately, things may not be as easy for the 49ers on offense considering Michael Crabtree suffered a torn Achilles’ tendon this offseason.

With this in mind, there’s one player who Colin Kaepernick and company may rely on even more in the passing game–tight end Vernon Davis.

Throughout his career, Davis has proven to be an effective pass-catching tight end at times, but he hasn’t always been as consistent as some of the other top tight ends in the league. Unfortunately, 2012 was Davis’ worst season since his second year in the league after finishing with just 41 catches for 548 yards to go along with four touchdowns, but he also was only targeted 61 times.

Now that Crabtree is recovering from his injury–there’s no reason why Davis shouldn’t be in for a big year in the passing game during the 2013 season.

As long as Kaepernick can remain healthy, there’s no reason why San Francisco shouldn’t have one of the top offenses in the league once again considering how much talent they have on paper and it will be interesting to see what type of impact Davis has. He’s proven what he’s capable of in the passing game when heavily targeted, so if Kaepernick uses him to his advantage–Davis could be in for his best year in 2013.

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