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49ers rookie Javon Kinlaw explains why he wishes he could sack Jimmy Garoppolo

Sep 5, 2020 at 10:11 AM--


San Francisco 49ers rookie defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw is looking to be a game-wrecker during his pro career. He is looking forward to frustrating opposing offensive linemen, making running backs feel like they are hitting a brick wall, and making quarterbacks run for their lives.

Kinlaw joined Training Camp Rewind this week, and team reporter Keiana Martin asked the rookie defender which quarterback he is most looking forward to sacking. His answer might surprise you.

"Jimmy, honestly," Kinlaw responded. "My own quarterback."

Now, Kinlaw isn't going to be sacking Jimmy Garoppolo any time soon. They are teammates, after all. So why did Kinlaw name his own team's quarterback?

"Jimmy be talking so much trash out there," Kinlaw explained, "and I like it because quarterbacks don't usually be talking to me like that. But me and Jimmy got this type of relationship going on where every time I see him, or he sees me, we just talk trash to each other. That's just how it goes."

Martin also asked Kinlaw how he envisions looking back on his career when it is over. How does the defensive tackle want that career to be defined?

He answered: "As the best defensive lineman to ever lace them up, honestly. That's just how I see it. I don't see it no other way. That's how I've seen it from the start."

In the meantime, Kinlaw will have to make do with chasing down Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray. The two teams open the season against each other at Levi's Stadium on September 13.



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