Most young qbs have a hard time taking the easy money. A couple of years ago, teams played man under 2 deep vs Chiefs and forced Mahomes to do that. They had answers because Kelce was an alien. They need to pass the ball more on early downs even if it's incomplete. It's too late in the season to keep trying to be a running team. SF was a running team because their qbs are limited. You need to run the ball in 4 minute drill to keep them honest from time to time.He’s a guy that thrives on passing the ball downfield. He has Peyton Manning syndrome in that it’s hard for him to be patient taking the underneath stuff. He wants chunk yardage. That’s what he was used to at Ohio State.
you look at the games he’s struggled in a bit, it’s been b/c he’s been forced to check it down. Him running around with the ball behind the LOS when we all wish he would just throw it away…..he’s looking for that big chunk yardage play.
Slowik at times has hamstrung him under the guise of protecting him by calling those dink and dunk pass plays and overcommitting to the run. at other times it’s been the defense forcing him to. & he has to learn to be a bit patient.
But what I think we saw last week was Slowik trusting him and letting him deal. I hope like hell he has finally earned Slowik’s trust and he cuts him loose permanently. You got a certified dog under center, let him eat.