Remember when Jimmy Garoppolo threw five straight interceptions in training camp? Yeah, neither do we.
The fact remains, though, it did happen. And again, it happened in a practice setting.
The response to something that should not have mattered to national news outlets was nothing short of ridiculous. The crew, specifically Nate Burleson from NFL Network’s Good Morning Football gave us this gem the day after the infamous five-pick practice.
The consensus was, practice or not, no quarterback on a $100 million contract should be tossing five straight interceptions, ever. It must have been a slow news day in the dog days of August when we look at where Garoppolo and the 49ers are today.
The 49ers signal-caller has his team at 2-0 after playing their first two games on the road. All Garoppolo did to contribute to his teams second win was give the best performance of his 49ers career.
At the end of the day he was 17-of-25 for 297 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. His passer rating was 131.2, by far the highest we’ve seen in any of his starts with the 49ers.
Last week, I listed Garoppolo as one of my top three players to watch in Week 2. I stated he was “all or nothing” thus far into his red and gold tenure, and that would have to change if the 49ers were going to have any hope of competing in a stacked NFC West.
Well, change it did. If this is the kind of showing we can expect from Jimmy G, we can also expect this new trend of winning football to continue.