Jimmy Garoppolo was an integral a part of the San Francisco 49ers’ final run to the Super Bowl the place they misplaced to the identical Kansas Metropolis Chiefs staff. Regardless of all of the hate he receives now (after which, too), there was a time when Jimmy G did nothing however win video games for the Niners. No matter this, following the Tremendous Bowl LIV loss it grew to become painfully clear that Garoppolo wasn’t the man. So, when requested for his choose in Super Bowl LVIII, Garoppolo gave a solution that received’t win him any followers within the place he as soon as referred to as dwelling.
Garoppolo selecting the Chiefs to win, 35-31 isn’t an admission of bitter grapes however to the #bangbangninergang, that’s precisely how they’ll obtain his choose. Niners Nation caught up with Jimmy G throughout Super Bowl week festivities and it seemed like he wouldn’t thoughts nonetheless taking part in for San Francisco.
No matter that, all 49ers followers care about is successful Tremendous Bowl No. 6 for the franchise. So, the identical means he stated “It’s nonetheless F Inexperienced Bay” in that interview, followers within the Bay Space will throw that proper again at Garoppolo for not selecting his former mates. And that’s in all probability exhausting to say for a lot of the fan base as a result of a few of them cherished Jimmy G.
If Garoppolo hits that cross to Emmanuel Sanders 4 years in the past, life is a lot totally different right this moment. That doesn’t imply he’d nonetheless be in San Francisco in 2024, however the finish of that relationship is presumably a lot smoother. The most important factor that ended Garoppolo’s tenure with the Niners was accidents. If not for his ACL tear final season we might not know who Brock Purdy is or what he’s able to on the sphere.
In the end a scarcity of availability performed a giant half in Jimmy G’s demise with San Francisco. No, he wasn’t the perfect QB within the NFL and possibly not even prime 10 at his greatest. However with that roster in SF, he received video games. He was 26-14 within the common season because the 49ers beginning quarterback. Within the postseason Garoppolo has a 4-2 document. His numbers weren’t earth-shattering, however the staff received. Apart from when it mattered most and that was within the greatest recreation of the 12 months.
One factor that’s been talked about with Kyle Shanahan is his endurance or lack thereof. On the QB place, particularly on this staff that’s constructed and able to win, you solely have so lengthy to lose his belief. If there’s a man behind the starter that Shanahan has religion in, you’ll solely get so many Jimmy G moments. Shanahan didn’t have that belief in Trey Lance, Garoppolo threw it away, however in Purdy, it appears Shanahan’s lastly discovered what he needs.