San Francisco 49ers center Ben Garland isn't usually going to make many headlines. The 32-year-old lineman has played for three teams in his six-season NFL career, never serving as a full-time starter.
Reddit user /u/JrAtlas pointed out the very interesting, and equally unfortunate, Super Bowl record Garland has put together in his NFL career.
Coming up short like the Buffalo Bills of offensive linemen, it's an incredibly impressive feat for Garland to have made the Super Bowl in half of his active career NFL seasons, but it has to be equally disappointing to come up short all three times as well. It's even crazier that this came with three separate NFL teams — once with each team he's ever played a game for.
Garland proved himself to be a valuable contributor on the 49ers' offensive line in 2019, when injuries forced him into a starting role and he held down the fort for the final three games of the regular season as well as all three games of the Niners' playoff run.
That earned him a new $2.25 million contract (a big upgrade from his $805,000 deal in 2019). He's still expected to serve as a backup on the line, but he's proven that he can be a solid depth piece on the interior. Here's hoping Garland and the 49ers have more luck if they make it back to the Super Bowl in the 2020 season.
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