D-Hall: Why 49ers being ‘too good’ offensively may actually hurt Jimmy G

Jun 2, 2020 at 5:44 PM--


NFL Network's Michael Robinson, DeAngelo Hall, Mike Giardi and Rhett Lewis discuss whether quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is someone the San Francisco 49ers can rely on to win games.
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