Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports


49ers Top 20 for ‘20: #2 Jimmy Garoppolo

Gilbert Brink
Mar 13, 2020 at 11:09 AM


Jimmy Garoppolo; Super Bowl winning quarterback. That will one day be a headline that you will read. Though the 49ers signal caller came up short in the biggest moment of his career in Super Bowl 54, there are many more moments to come.

Garoppolo is 28 years old coming off his first full season as an NFL starter. Recency bias has caused many to question the ability of this rising star. The final 3 games of the 49ers season have caused some to neglect the 16 games that came prior. In those 16 games (the NFL regular season), Garoppolo ranked 5th in completion percentage, 5th in touchdown passes, 8th in passer rating and 3rd in yards per attempt. All of this, in his first full season as a starter.

Despite the statistical production, the Super Bowl appearance and winning over the entire locker room, some still doubt Jimmy G. Many attribute all this success to head coach Kyle Shanahan. While Shanahan does play a pivotal role in the 49ers offensive performance, his record without Jimmy Garoppolo is 4-20. All the magic that he was capable of never transferred to Brian Hoyer, C.J. Beathard or Nick Mullens. Shanahan is an abject failure of a head coach when anyone but Garoppolo is under center.

So please, let's hold off talks of Tom Brady or Kirk Cousins. Recognize that the 49ers have the very best QB that they could have, and Garoppolo and Shanahan are much better together than they are apart. Sit back, relax and enjoy having a true franchise QB 49ers fans.

2019 Performance


Statistically Jimmy Garoppolo performed at a high level in 2019. As mentioned prior, he ranked in the top 10 in many quarterbacking categories. Overall, Garoppolo registered 3,978 passing yards, 8.4 yards per attempt, 27 passing touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Pro Football Focus graded Garoppolo out at a 78.2. Grading him just above players like Atlanta QB Matt Ryan (75.8) and Philadelphia QB Carson Wentz (75.6) and just below players like New England QB Tom Brady (80.4) and Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers (81.2).

2020 Cost


Garopplo carries a cap hit of $26 million in 2020. If the 49ers were to release Garoppolo before 4/1/20 they could save $22 million in cap space. If the 49ers were to trade Garoppolo before 6/1/20 they would save the same number, $22 million. If the 49ers were to release Garoppolo between 4/1/20-6/1/20 they would only save $6.7 million in cap space.

Future Outlook


The 49ers would be foolish to walk away from Jimmy Garoppolo. Not winning the Super Bowl doesn't mean you cannot win a Super Bowl. Garoppolo has the ability to go down in history as one of the true 49ers greats, at only 28 it is reasonable to believe he has another decade of solid football in the tank and he is just entering his prime. Jimmy is the man and if you can't see that, go get your eyes checked.



Next: No. 1 - Nick Bosa
The opinions within this article are those of the writer and, while just as important, are not necessarily those of the site as a whole.


0 Comments

  • No Comments

Facebook Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News



Schefter: 'Strong lean' Jimmy Garoppolo will start for 49ers vs. Rams

By David Bonilla
Jan 8

This latest report probably won't surprise anyone, given how Saturday's roster moves played out for the San Francisco 49ers. The team didn't activate Nate Sudfeld from the practice squad, as it did before Week 17, to back up rookie quarterback Trey Lance. That suggested that the Niners are confident that Jimmy Garoppolo will be suited up for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams and likely serve as the team's starter. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that there is a "strong lean" that Garoppolo will indeed start against the Rams. The veteran quarterback suffered a torn ligament and chipped bone in his right thumb during the 49ers' Week 16 loss to the Tennessee Titans. San Francisco listed him as "questionable" for the Week 18 regular-season finale. Garoppolo was



49ers-Rams: Jimmy Garoppolo active; Trent Williams, K'Waun Williams among 6 inactives for Niners

By David Bonilla
Jan 9

The San Francisco 49ers have released the list of inactive players for their Week 18 matchup on the road against the Los Angeles Rams. These players will not suit up for Sunday's game. Inactives: LB Azeez Al-Shaair (knee) LB Marcell Harris (Achilles) DL Maurice Hurst (calf) CB K'Waun Williams T Trent Williams (elbow) DB Jarrod Wilson Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is active despite still dealing with a right thumb injury. He is expected to start against the Rams with rookie Trey Lance, last weekend's starter, slated to serve as his backup. On Friday, the 49ers listed Garoppolo as "questionable." Tackle Trent Williams, who did not practice this past week and was listed as



'It was definitely tested': Jimmy Garoppolo discusses playing with thumb injury in 49ers' win over Rams

By David Bonilla
Jan 9

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo spoke with FOX Sports' Tom Rinaldi after a gutsy performance and a 27-24 overtime win against the division-rival Los Angeles Rams. Garoppolo completed 23-of-32 pass attempts for 316 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions, doing so with a torn ligament and chipped bone in his right thumb. "It was definitely tested," Garoppolo said of his injured thumb. "It's football. I don't know what to say. It [expletive] hurt. Sorry, but it is what it is. We got the win, and that's all that matters." It was an exciting game that fans and players will remember for a while. The 49ers won their sixth consecutive game against the Rams. "It was a special moment," Garoppolo said. "There were times on the sideline where



49ers at Rams player grades: Jimmy Garoppolo shines in the clutch again

By Rohan Chakravarthi
Jan 9

What an exhilarating game. I'm still amazed at what was probably the game of the year. The 49ers defeated the Los Angeles Rams 27-24 after forcing a 3-and-out with under two minutes to play, scoring a touchdown to force overtime, kicking a field goal to take the lead in OT, and Ambry Thomas intercepting Matthew Stafford to end the game. This was the story of two halves, as the 49ers seemed outmatched early in this game, with the Rams scoring 17 early points and the 49ers struggling to generate offense en route to just three 1st half points. But, Jimmy Garoppolo and Kyle Shanahan came out for the second half with a mission, scoring two touchdowns to tie the game at 17, the second coming with a creative Deebo Samuel touchdown pass to Jauan Jennings. In addition,


Featured

More by Gilbert Brink

More Articles

Share 49ersWebzone