The San Francisco 49ers suffered a critical blow before the 2013 season began as wide receiver Michael Crabtree suffered a devastating torn Achilles injury that kept him out of action for the first two-thirds of the season.
Thankfully San Francisco did get their talented wideout back, however, Crabtree wasn’t exactly overly productive and he says that’s because he wasn’t himself.
“I was fast enough to be on the field,” Crabtree said last week. “But I wasn’t me.”
Michael Crabtree was clearly a shell of the player we were accustom to watching early in his return, though he appear to become a bit more comfortable once the postseason came around. Still, he wasn’t the San Francisco 49ers top target and it was evident that he was still hampered despite having some big catches.
A potential free agent to be, big things are expected from the former Texas Tech wide receiver this season and he hopes to translate his on-field success into a long-term contract. The San Francisco 49ers are said to have interest in re-signing Michael Crabtree, though they do have some salary cap issues so they may need to get creative with numbers to work it all out.
For what it’s worth, Michael Crabtree seems more than content to re-sign with the 49ers, assuming the price point is correct.
Crabtree, who has dealt with a minor hamstring issue during training camp, is said to look as good as ever and should be the No. 1 receiver the 49ers so desperately need this season.