Wochit News - 49's Garoppolo A Godsend - Because of the play of Jimmy Garoppolo, the San Francisco 49ers are the hottest team in the NFL. Garoppolo has been a revelation since taking over as the starting quarterback in Week 13. In four wins, he's thrown for 1,250 yards. He's completed 68% of his passes, with four touchdowns, three interceptions, and a 96.2 passer rating. The stats are impressive for a player who had just two starts under his belt. The 49ers acquired him in a trade with the New England Patriots.