Richard Sherman was just as captivated by 49ers running back Raheem Mostert's 80-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage Sunday against the New York Jets as everyone else watching from home.
That's because Sherman was watching from home.
The 49ers cornerback didn't play Sunday, and won't play for (at least) the next two games after being placed on injured reserve last week, reportedly because of a strained calf. So, Sherman was watching and tweeting along like the rest of us.
Sherman's no stranger to speaking his mind or starting beef on social media, so he should be an entertaining follow during his time out of the lineup. That won't be of much use to the 49ers, though, considering San Francisco's struggles without Sherman since he signed as a free agent in 2018.
Still, Mostert and the 49ers will be happy to know their injured captain is cheering them on from afar. Checking their phones at halftime and/or after the game should provide a boost after seeing defensive linemen Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas carted off in the first quarter.
With Sherman also out for at least the next two weeks after Sunday, the 49ers should get used to reading his in-game tweets.