SANTA CLARA — The first 49ers-issued depth chart is out, and as unofficial as they’re supposed to be, there aren’t many surprises.
Jimmy Garoppolo remains the first-string quarterback, which makes sense because, beside his past seasons, he’s taken every first-team snap in training camp except one, which was a designed run by rookie Trey Lance, the QB2. Nate Sudfeld and Josh Rosen are listed as third-team equals, for now.
Perhaps the only eye-opening item is that starting wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk is also listed as the first-string punt returner, a role he wants but one that coaches will debate on whether to expose him to injury at that hazardous job.
Here is how the depth chart looks, players listed in descending order (as compiled by the 49ers’ public relations staff):
Jimmy Garoppolo, Trey Lance, Nate Sudfeld, Josh Rosen
Raheem Mostert, Trey Sermon, Wayne Gallman Jr., JaMycal Hasty, Elijah Mitchell
Kyle Juszczyk, Josh Hokit
George Kittle, Ross Dwelley, Charlie Woerner, MyCole Pruitt, Jordan Matthews, Joshua Perkins
Brandon Aiyuk, Mohamed Sanu, Jalen Hurd, Jauan Jennings, River Cracraft, Kevin White
Deebo Samuel, Richie James Jr., Trent Sherfield, Travis Benjamin, Nsimba Webster, Austin Watkins Jr.
Left tackle: Trent Williams, Jaylon Moore, Shon Coleman
Left guard: Laken Tomlinson, Colton McKivitz
Center: Alex Mack, Jake Brendel, Dakoda Shepley
Right guard: Daniel Brunskill, Aaron Banks, Corbin Kaufusi
Right tackle: Mike McGlinchey, Tom Compton, Corbin Kaufusi, Alfredo Gutierrez
Defensive end: Arik Armstead, Dee Ford, Jordan Willis, Alex Barrett, Davin Bellamy
Defensive tackle: Javon Kinlaw, Kentavius Street, Maurice Hurst, Darrion Daniels
Defensive tackle: D.J. Jones, Kevin Givens, Zach Kerr, Shilique Calhoun
Defensive end: Nick Bosa, Samson Ebukam, Arden Key, Eddie Yarborough
MIKE: Fred Warner, Jonas Griffith, Justin Hilliard
WILL: Dre Greenlaw, Marcell Harris, Elijah Sullivan
SAM: Azeez Al-Shaair, Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, James Burgess Jr.
Jason Verrett, Dontae Johnson, Ken Webster, B.W. Webb
Emmanuel Moseley, Ambry Thomas, Deommodore Lenoir, Alexander Myres
Jimmie Ward, Jared Mayden, Kai Nacua
Tavon Wilson, Talanoa Hufanga, Tony Jefferson II
Kicker: Robbie Gould
Punter: Mitch Wishnowsky
Long snapper: Taybor Pepper
Punt returner: Brandon Aiyuk, Richie James, River Cracraft, Travis Benjamin
Kick returner: Richie James, Elijah Mitchell, Kevin White, Nsimba Webster
Physically unable to perform: Jaquiski Tartt (toe), Tarvarius Moore (Achilles), Jeff Wilson Jr. (knee)
Injured reserve: Justin Skule (knee), Tim Harris Jr. (groin)
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Author: Cam Inman