The San Francisco 49ers 2022-23 NFL season saw them putting on an amazing performance for fans.
While the team came up short in the NFC Championship game, it doesn’t take away from how great the team did this season.
However, despite their loss against the Philadelphia Eagles, 49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk feels the 49ers are the best team in the NFL.
#49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk believes that San Francisco was the best team in the NFL this season, despite losing 31-7 in the NFCC to the #Eagles
“We have, hands down, the best football team in the league. Hands down."
"I'm not going even going to argue with anyone." pic.twitter.com/Ed2aHuULVx
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 5, 2023
His statement is firm, as he won’t “argue with anyone,” over the greatness of his team.
While the 49ers didn’t make the Super Bowl, they came into their NFC Championship game with the best defense.
However, an injury to quarterback Brock Purdy hurt the team’s chances of a Super Bowl appearance.
His injury was a major blow to the team, as they were forced to use their fourth-string quarterback to replace Purdy.
The move put the offense of the 49ers in a dangerous position.
Without their quarterback, who was dominant until his injury, the team’s offense fell flat.
This is the likely reason behind Aiyuk’s claims, as the team was better with Purdy as their quarterback.
However, fans see the best team as the team who wins the game.
With fans seeing things this way, it makes people not believe in the star receiver’s comments.
The numbers also don’t lie, as the 49ers’ defense allowed 31 points.
While the team allowed 30+ points two other times during the regular season, it only resulted in one loss.
Without someone to combat the high-scoring Eagles’ offense, the 49ers were powerless to stop their opponent.
Losing Purdy was the blow to a 49ers team that Aiyuk feels was “the best football team in the league.”NEXT: 2 Moves The 49ers Should Make This Offseason