WR Jacob Cowing Press Conference

WR Jacob Cowing

Press Conference – April 27, 2024

San Francisco 49ers

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What were your impressions when you came out on the visit a couple weeks ago?

“My first impression, looking at the organization, they just went to the Super Bowl, so looking at their kind of offensive style too, I thought it was just a great fit. Me meeting all the coaches, the GM, the owner, meeting everybody, it was just a great atmosphere to be around, very similar to how we view things. So, we’re on the same page about everything. So overall, everything went how I wanted it to go, just all the conversations I’ve had, they went really, really good. So we are here now. I’m ready to go. I’m a 49er, so I’m pumped up. I’m ready to go. I’m kind of speechless at this point, so I’m just ready.”


What makes you a good fit for this offense?

“I would say my speed. Also, what I can contribute to the special teams, punt return game, kick return game, my ability to make big plays down the field, score touchdowns, trying to put points on that board. So that’s something I can definitely bring to the team.”


Is there a wide receiver in the NFL that you kind of model your game after or look up to?

“As I was growing up on my football journey, I looked at [Seattle Seahawks WR] Tyler Lockett a lot. Very similar in stature. I kind of resembled my game after him a lot. And then also within this past year [Houston Texans WR] Tank Dell and [Baltimore Ravens WR] Zay Flowers, very good receivers, had a lot of good production their last year. So I look up to those guys and try to add to my game.”


I don’t know if you’re familiar with how the 49ers used WR Deebo Samuel and Atlanta Falcons WR Ray-Ray McCloud III last year, but a lot of kind of creative ways of getting the ball in their hands. Is that something that your skillset lends itself to?

“I would say so, a hundred percent. But at the same time, I just want to win games. I want to bring that Super Bowl ring back to the Bay Area, to the 49ers organization. So, wherever they need to plug me in to be successful, to go get that W, I’m going to do whatever I need to do for that team to go get a win.”


What is the secret to surviving in football at your size?

“That’s a good question actually. I would say just keeping your body healthy, treatment. The best thing that you can be for a football player is availability and being reliable as well. So just taking care of your body and then hard work too. What you put into the game and the results that you’re going to get. So those two combinations of what I’ve put in my game, my career, and led me to where I’m at today.”


Are you in Arizona now?

“Yes, I’m in Chandler, Arizona.”


Do you know WR Ricky Pearsall and QB Brock Purdy?

“I know Ricky for sure because me and him were working out at Exos throughout this whole NFL process. So, me and him have been able to develop a chemistry and a relationship. So, I’m excited to work with Brock, the whole team, Ricky, and get to work and go get that Super Bowl.”


Head coach Kyle Shanahan’s known for being really tough on his wide receivers, making sure they know all three positions and the route running. How do you think you’re going to fit in with Kyle Shanahan and his demands?

“Oh, I think I’m going to fit in great. Coming from the organization with Coach Fisch [Washington head coach Jedd Fisch] at Arizona, he’s had a good NFL background, so he demanded a lot of me too. I like a challenge too so whatever’s thrown out my way I like to go and get it and achieve it and do it to the best of my ability.”


Another 49er I believe you’re pretty close with is CB Chase Lucas. Is that right? Is there a special meaning to reuniting with him here for you?

“We ran track against each other in high school. We ran into each other a couple times so that’ll be crazy to link back up with him and get some work in and go get that Super Bowl like we’ve been talking about ever since we were kids. So that’ll be cool to definitely go experience.”