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"Before a neck injury landed him on injured reserve in November, Pierre Garçon was one of the most impressive receivers in the NFL. Playing with well-below-average quarterbacks, Garçon was thriving as Kyle Shanahan's No. 1 receiver. Each week, Garçon displayed excellent route running and unbelievable hands in an offense that consistently struggled. With Jimmy Garoppolo now behind center, Garçon's production could dramatically rise in 2018, assuming he is healthy. Garçon remains one of the most undervalued receivers in the league and one of the few players at the position without any major holes in his game."
"It was a real shame that Garçon wasn't on the field for Jimmy Garoppolo's ascent as the 49ers' franchise quarterback, because he did so much so well catching passes from fundamentally limited quarterbacks before he was hurt. Garçon is an outstanding long strider who has the speed to get past defensive backs and the route awareness to fool them while staying at top speed. The 10-year veteran has the skills to be a No. 1 receiver in the right offense with the right quarterback, and he could be walking right into the perfect situation in 2018."
The 2018 season will be Garçon's 11th in the NFL. His injury, which general manager John Lynch described as a non-displaced fracture of the right C5 pedicle in his neck, was believed to require eight weeks of recovery. That means Garçon should be ready for the start of the 49ers' offseason program.
Source: 49ers Webzone | David Bonilla | February 1st, 2018