The San Francisco 49ers have had a banner season by finishing 13-4 and in first place in the NFC West while ending the year with an amazing 10-game winning streak.
The individual accolades are starting to come in, as four members of the team were voted onto the All-Pro first team on Friday, and fittingly, three of them are members of its defense.
The following #49ers were named First-Team All-Pro:
➤ Nick Bosa
➤ Trent Williams
➤ Fred Warner
➤ Talanoa Hufanga pic.twitter.com/P7v5cVMFpF
— Coach Yac 🗣 (@Coach_Yac) January 13, 2023
Warner is making his second appearance on the squad, with his first coming in 2020, and he tallied 130 tackles (79 solo) and 10 passes defended.
Bosa had a strong 2021 campaign, but he was even better this season, coming close to breaking the 49ers franchise record for most sacks in a season with a league-high 18.5 sacks, to go along with 19 tackles for loss and 48 quarterback hits.
The Ohio State University product blitzing and hunting opposing quarterbacks is truly a scary experience for the opposition.
Hufanga blossomed this season after a non-descript rookie year, putting up nine passes defended and five tackles for loss.
Meanwhile, Williams, who is 34 years of age and in his third year with San Francisco, continues to be one of the best at protecting his QB’s blind side.
With Warner, Bosa and Hufanga all getting first-team honors, it’s no wonder the 49ers ranked first in points and total yards allowed.
With a dominant defense and the rise of rookie quarterback Brock Purdy, the Niners seemed poised for another Super Bowl run and perhaps their sixth world championship in the coming weeks.