Jason Verrett wasn't just one of the best feelgood stories of the NFL this season, he was one of the best cornerbacks in all of football.
Verrett, 29, played 13 games this season for the 49ers after played just 14 total snaps the year before. He finished the regular season with 60 tackles, two interceptions and seven passes defensed. His 13 games were the most he played since 2015, when he played 14 games and was named to his only Pro Bowl.
The question now is, will Verrett be a 49er in 2021? His teammate, Jimmie Ward, asked him that exact question on Saturday.
"We gonna see, we gonna see, we gonna see," is all Verrett could say in response.
Verrett, like the rest of the 49ers' cornerbacks, is set to hit the open market as a free agent. It has to be a top priority to bring Verrett back for 2021, and perhaps beyond. Ward agrees.
That's the exact statement Ward made to coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager while talking with Verrett on Instagram Live.
"For sure gotta get back and do what it do," Verrett said.
It's far from a guarantee Verrett will be back in Santa Clara, but his teammates are sure to push for him to be a 49er again.