Kwon Alexander, Tevin Coleman will play for 49ers in Super Bowl 54
Linebacker Kwon Alexander (pectoral), running back Tevin Coleman (shoulder), and safety Jaquiski Tartt (ribs), all starters, will play in the biggest game of the year on Feb. 2, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed on Thursday.
“No change,” coach Shanahan said of the three on Thursday, via NFL.com. “They’re going to be good to go.”
Tartt was not in pads during practice, according to the report, but he did tell reporters after the session that his ribs feel good.
Coleman acted as the 49ers’ starting tailback in his first season in San Francisco. He suffered his shoulder injury early on in the NFC Championship win over the Green Bay Packers. Backup Raheem Mostert shined in his place, as he had a historic outing with 220 rushing yards and four ground touchdowns. Both will play on Sunday.
Alexander, like Coleman, is enjoying his first season with the 49ers. However, he missed the entirety of the second half of the season after suffering a torn pectoral on Halloween. Like J.J. Watt, he made a heroic return, coming back from the season-ending injury to start in the playoffs.
Tartt is a starting safety in the 49ers’ secondary. Though perhaps not a star, he was a vital piece of San Francisco’s dominant defense in 2019, as his twitchy athleticism and big hits covered the middle-field well.
On the other side of the ball, the Chiefs are also expected to trot out their full roster in the Super Bowl.