Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo Doesn’t Live Up to the Hype
By almost every account, Jimmy Garoppolo is going to be the next big thing in the NFL. Pro Football Focus is high on him. So is NBC Sports’ Peter King, who called Jimmy G the “most compelling story” in the league this upcoming season.
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The way Garoppolo turned around the 49ers, from a one-win team in 2017 to winning all five of their remaining games last year, is a prime reason why he signed a then-record five-year, $137.5 million deal.
It’s almost impossible to envision Garoppolo struggling this upcoming year. After all, he’ll have a full year’s command of Kyle Shanahan’s playbook. San Francisco’s offensive line has been revamped, and Garoppolo’s receiving targets should have a better chemistry with him too.
But we’ve seen quarterback teases before.
Exactly how would this happen? It’s hard to say. But then again, if those other quarterback teases and their teams knew how and why, they’d likely be able to avoid a tease in the first place.
Again, there’s no indication of this happening aside from the proverbial “the league will adjust to him” talk. Even that’s a stretch, though, as Garoppolo’s development should remain on an upward trajectory.
If it doesn’t, for whatever reason, Niners fans would be distraught, and the entire franchise would be scratching its collective head wondering what happened.
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