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Golden Nugget Award: This week’s winner should excite the 49ers fanbase

Oct 13, 2021 at 9:17 AM--


Week 5's Golden Nugget Award winner goes to defensive tack D.J. Jones.


The other nominees for this week's award are quarterback Trey Lance for his first NFL start, defensive end Nick Bosa, linebacker Fred Warner for his dominance on defense, and punter Mitch Wishnowsky for his 48.5 punt average in the loss against the Arizona Cardinals, dropping the San Francisco 49ers to 2-3.

The former Ole Miss Rebel did not have a dominant performance in the game but his sack on Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray in the first quarter had Twitter erupted.


In the second quarter, Jones continued his dominance when he got pressure on Murray in the end zone and appeared to be held for what should have been a 49ers safety.


One member of The Faithful let it be known that the fifth-year defensive lineman needs more respect by the 49ers fanbase.


Jones finished the game with four tackles and a sack.

The 49ers made Jones a sixth-round draft pick (198th overall) in 2017. He has started all five games this season, earning 12 tackles and one sack, per Pro Football Reference.

The 49ers have a bye week before hosting the Indianapolis Colts on October 24th on a Sunday night.
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