Kyle Juszczyk Talks Teammates "Superpowers"

February 06, 2024

Athlete Studio

In the company of quarterback Brock Purdy and running back Christian McCaffrey, Juszczyk gains unique insights into what sets the dual NFL MVP candidates apart.

Expressing his admiration, Juszczyk shared exclusively with talkSPORT during Super Bowl LVIII media night in Las Vegas, "Christian McCaffrey, man, he's the best football player I've ever seen in my life. He truly can do everything. The guy can run between the tackles, outside the tackles. I'm telling you if he was a wide receiver, he would be an All-Pro wide receiver. He can pick up blitz protections. He understands the game like a quarterback. He is the complete package and has really put this team over the top, this offense over the top."

Juszczyk, an eight-time Pro Bowler, has seamlessly transformed from a fourth-round pick out of Harvard into a crucial element of the 49ers' intricate offense as a versatile fullback.

Contrary to those labeling Purdy as merely a game-manager, Juszczyk recognizes the quarterback's unique abilities to dissect defenses with his arm and resort to his legs for crucial yards when necessary. He remarked, "Breaking the tackle, getting outside of the pocket, keeping his eyes downfield, always looking to make a play, and that's one of his superpowers."

As the 49ers gear up for a Super Bowl rematch against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, the 32-year-old Juszczyk reflected on the magnitude of the big game while standing inside the state-of-the-art Allegiant Stadium. "You see the fans, the media, everything that they've put on for us, it just helps you realize this is the biggest thing, like the biggest sports thing in the world. So grateful to be back here and experiencing that again," he expressed.

Despite dominating the NFC during the regular season and securing the No. 1 seed, the 49ers faced challenges against Green Bay and Detroit in the playoffs to reach Las Vegas. Having weathered back-to-back comebacks, the team seems poised for a championship, pitted against the Chiefs aiming for back-to-back titles.

Having already been tested and emerged victorious, the 49ers enter the final showdown with Purdy and McCaffrey prepared for triumph. Juszczyk, committed to doing whatever it takes, stated, "You never want to get down. But when it does happen and you're able to claw out of it, it's such a powerful thing to be able to draw back on. Because if that scenario ever does come up again, you can be like, 'Hey, we've been there, we've done that, we've done this together.' And that's just, it's a powerful, powerful tool to have going forward."

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