Reed finished the 2020 season with 26 receptions (on 46 targets) for 231 yards and four touchdowns across 10 games with the 49ers.
Reed's career appeared to be in jeopardy after he missed the entire 2019 season while recovering from a concussion, the latest of several head injuries the tight end accumulated since entering the NFL in 2013. He received clearance to resume his career in 2020, and after linking up with the 49ers, he was fortunately able to stay relatively healthy for the most part, with the six games he missed being the result of a left knee sprain rather than a concussion. Even in a part-time role, the 29-year-old proved to be a capable receiving threat, especially in the red zone. He'll be an unrestricted free agent heading into the 2021 season, and the 49ers could have interest in retaining Reed to provide a high-quality pass-catching option on the depth chart behind star tight end George Kittle.