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49ers’ culture led to Josh Dobbs and Jauan Jennings reunion

Apr 7, 2024 at 12:28 PM


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When Josh Dobbs signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers as a free agent, he was already familiar with at least one new teammate. Dobbs played two seasons alongside Jauan Jennings, the Niners' dependable and physical wide receiver, at the University of Tennessee, and was thrilled to reunite with him in Santa Clara. San Francisco made Jennings a seventh-round draft pick in 2020. Four years later, they find themselves teammates once again.

Jennings recently joined Dobbs on his podcast, "Torchbearers." The two reminisced about their time at Tennessee before briefly discussing their reunion with the Niners.

When asked to share his thoughts on the team, Jennings offered a glowing assessment: "Everybody just comes to attack the job, to do their best, and dogs fit straight in. I've never seen them sign anyone that doesn't fit our culture."

Dobbs acknowledged that he had other options in free agency. However, the 49ers' culture ultimately drew him in.

"I think that's what I was most excited about; to be around a place that's built up, has gone to the dance, has that consistent culture," Dobbs said. "And I got a chance, obviously, we played you all last season, so I went up against you guys, watched a ton of the film, know of, obviously, the players there.

"But then last week, getting a chance to go out to the complex and just feel that culture, it was exactly what I want to be around. At this stage of my career, you want an opportunity to get to the dance, whatever aspect, whatever role that takes, just to taste it.

"And so to join a team that's done it, my mentality is whatever I can do to help get back there and then go from there."

Dobbs understands the dynamics of the quarterback room, with Brock Purdy firmly established as the leader of the offense. However, Dobbs is eager to contribute in any way he can to ensure a return to the Super Bowl.

"And Brock's been balling," Dobbs continued. "It's been really cool to see what he's been doing. So, however I can contribute to the room, that's my mindset and that's my mentality. So I'm excited, man."



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