Early predictions for which 49ers make the Pro Bowl in 2019

Joe Staley #74 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL – DECEMBER 03: Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts after the 49ers defeated the Chicago Bears 15-14 at Soldier Field on December 3, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL – DECEMBER 03: Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts after the 49ers defeated the Chicago Bears 15-14 at Soldier Field on December 3, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo

Well, duh. If you’re not aboard the Jimmy Garoppolo hype train, then what are you doing reading a 49ers-specific site?

Garoppolo is the next coming of Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Joe Montana and Aaron Rodgers rolled into one, right?

OK, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Although, if you wanted to, just get behind the breakdown offered up by Pro Football Focus.

Particularly this part:

"35.2 percent of his attempts this season were positively graded, by far the highest of any quarterback in the NFL. MVP candidates Carson Wentz and Tom Brady didn’t even crack 30 percent. He’s not simply living off a quick/short passing game either. Over his five starts, Garoppolo completed 63.2 percent of his passes in the intermediate range at 10.8 yards per attempt. That’s where the elite quarterbacks make their money, and Garoppolo is following that blueprint to a ‘T’."

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Boom! If you want Pro Bowl-level quarterbacking, that’s it. Garoppolo already displayed the tools to do this and with a relatively sub-par supporting cast around him.

Add to that a full offseason’s worth working within Kyle Shanahan’s offense, plus some likely offensive additions by San Francisco, and the sky is literally the limit for Garoppolo in 2018.

It’s why the Niners dished out a five-year, $137.5 million contract for him this offseason.

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If Garoppolo doesn’t make the Pro Bowl in 2019, there are surely to be riots in Northern California all year long.