This will be a momentous year for the NFL, with the return of fans in the stands and a 17-game regular season for the first time in the league’s history. But some traditions never fade in pro football, such as joint practices between NFL teams.
And in the coming season, the San Francisco 49ers will take part. According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports, the 49ers will hit the practice field with the Los Angeles Chargers in August, conveniently scheduled just before the teams face off in the preseason on the 22nd.
There are only three preseason games this year, so the 49ers have to make the most of every moment before the season starts. They’ll face the Chargers’ standout second-year quarterback, Justin Herbert along with a talented Chargers squad.
Of course, the 49ers will counter with rookie QB Trey Lance. This game could be a good measuring stick for Lance because he can measure himself against another young signal-caller in Herbert. The main focus, however — for both teams — is to come away from their joint sessions healthy.