The San Francisco 49ers win a lot of games because of their defense, and it is led by some incredible linebackers.
Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman, Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks helped lead the 49ers to Super Bowl XLVII last season. All four lit up the stat sheet, as Smith and Brooks combined for 26 sacks and Willis and Bowman combined for 268 tackles.
There’s no doubt that San Francisco’s linebackers have put up eye-popping numbers so far, and there’s no doubt that the young group will continue to pile up numerous accolades. But how valuable is the group?