Week One Superstar Anquan Boldin Erased From Existence In Week Two

Anquan Boldin - 49ers wide receiver - Erased From Existence Back To The FutureAnquan Boldin was on pace for an historic season. He was going to be the league’s MVP and NFL experts were already discussing how foolish the Baltimore Ravens were for trading him to the 49ers for a sixth round pick. Some even went as far as to say it “may be the worst trade in NFL history.

Boldin lit the world on fire with 13 catches for 208 yards and a touchdown in San Francisco’s 34-28 victory in week one against the Packers. After being named NFC Offensive Player of the Week, everyone expected that Q would have the biggest season of his 11 year career.

Then, suddenly in week two — he vanished.

Erased from existence.

In the 9ers 29-3 loss in Seattle on Sunday night football, Boldin had just one catch and seven yards more than you and I did. Now the league’s best receiver (after 60 minutes of the NFL season), is on pace for seven catches and 107.5 yards per game.

Over reacting about one individual’s performance in the first game of the season is a joke. Boldin is a quality receiver and will likely be a key contributor in San Francisco, but he’s not the stud we saw in week one.

He’s also not the goat we saw in week two.

It’s a long year, let’s all just take a step back and try not to make too many quick reactions after the first two weeks of the season.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.


  1. MGW

    September 16, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Oh, the conclusions that are drawn after week 1. Reilly should keep his mouth shut and leave some doubt as to how stupid he really is…

  2. Charlie

    September 16, 2013 at 11:03 am

    I’m so proud of all the BTTF references that bounce around this site. “Bolden? Where we’re going we don’t need…Bolden.”

    • Zach Wilt

      September 16, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      Haha. Thanks Charlie. There’s nothing like a good Back To The Future reference.

  3. Matt Lund

    September 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Seattle’s defense remains one of the elites in the NFL. They neutralized Boldin by their outstanding man to man coverage. GB played zone throughout the game and the Niners and Boldin were able to take advantage of that.