Deebo Samuel: 49ers have best defense in the NFL ‘by far’

Deebo Samuel knows offense.

His numbers are eye-popping, putting up a career-best 1,405 receiving yards and eight rushing TDs in 2021.

But the 27-year-old may also know a bit about the other side of the ball.

When asked by USA TODAY Sports’ Mackenzie Salmon, host of the “Sports Seriously” franchise, about the toughest defenses in the NFL, the speedster was quick to reply that his Niners reign supreme – “by far.”

If the San Fran D can continue what they showed in Week 1, well, maybe  Samuel isn’t just being kind to his locker-mates and is on to something 

In the Niners’ win over the Steelers, the 49ers intercepted Pittsburgh QB Kenny Pickett twice and recorded five sacks.

And oh, by the way, the offense didn’t look too shabby either. 

To hear more of Deebo’s conversation with Salmon click above.

Story originally appeared on Niners Wire