Jim Harbaugh led the San Francisco 49ers into frozen Lambeau Field on Sunday and walked out with a 23-20 win over the Green Bay Packers. After the game, Harbaugh had some very high praise for one of the game’s top performers. When talking about wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who had eight catches for 125 yards, Harbaugh essentially stated that he has the best hands in NFL history.
“People talk about cold weather, and it being tough to catch balls,” Harbaugh said. “But the greatest catcher of all time, Michael Crabtree, catches everything. It’s unbelievable. In the northern snow lands, down to the tropic sunny scenes, he’s catching the football. Where ever they throw a football, he’ll be catching it.”
“If my life depended on it, somebody had to catch a ball, I’d enlist Michael Crabtree to do it.”
As Michael David Smith of NBC Sports points out, it’s not the first time Harbaugh has showered this compliment on Crabtree. In 2012, he told KNBR-680 that “Crab’s got the best hands I’ve ever seen on a wide receiver.”
Whether or not Crabtree has the best hands in NFL history is up for debate, but one thing’s for certain, Harbaugh is a believer.
The 49ers will travel to Charlotte to take on the Carolina Panthers in the second round of the playoffs on Sunday, Jan. 12.