The FOX Sports radio commentator called the Eagles “a dark horse” to win the Super Bowl before the 2017 season.
Now Cowherd is predicting that Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers will be the “dark horse” of the 2018 campaign and will play in the NFC Championship Game.
49ers had 5-0 since Garoppolo trade ending the season with 6-10. Can the 49ers, fresh off a 6-10 season, make a run to Super Bowl LIII? Here’s Cowherd’s rationale:
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San Francisco just inked Garoppolo to a massive five-year, $137.5 million contract, but will need to get him some help at receiver and add talent in the secondary in order to compete for the NFC West crown and a Super Bowl berth.
As the Eagles showed this season, with a talented quarterback, innovative head coach and solid pass rush, a Super Bowl run is possible, and the 49ers already possess all three components.