SF 49ers: Jimmy Garoppolo hilariously calms down George Kittle

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) smiles at tight end George Kittle (85) Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) smiles at tight end George Kittle (85) Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports /

SF 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had to temper tight end George Kittle’s excitement a bit following their Week 6 win over the LA Rams.

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, tight end George Kittle and the SF 49ers had plenty of reasons to celebrate after pulling off a crucial win over the visiting Los Angeles Rams in Week 6 on Sunday Night Football.

Most importantly, the Niners got back to the .500 mark six weeks into the season after the 24-16 victory over their NFC West rivals, making the divisional race a bit more interesting as well as answering a lot of questions Garoppolo had been facing after his disastrous efforts against the Miami Dolphins the week before.

While the game itself was entertaining enough, the postgame chatter was arguably more fulfilling.

Especially for Kittle, whose post-presser enthusiasm had to be curbed a bit by Jimmy G:


Kittle’s essentially patented “Woooo!” statement was followed by a calm and collected Garoppolo responding, “We’re live, bro.”

Chuckles ensued, surely. Classic Kittle and Garoppolo.

Although it didn’t sound like Kittle stopped afterwards.

Garoppolo went 23-of-33 for 268 yards and three touchdowns, those three scores all coming in the first half and getting the SF 49ers out to a commanding 21-6 halftime lead over a Rams team that struggled to move the ball on offense.

Kittle was the beneficiary of one of those touchdowns, too, hauling in a 44-yard touchdown reception on a gutsy fourth-down call by head coach Kyle Shanahan.

When asked if he was going to be the recipient of the fourth-down play, Kittle deferred to Garoppolo.

“Jimmy, was that for me?” Kittle asked Garoppolo when questioned about the play. “He says yes.”

The SF 49ers All-Pro tight end finished the game with seven catches for 109 yards and the score.

Kittle and Garoppolo’s “bromance” isn’t anything new. The two regularly exchanged autographed tee shirts during San Francisco’s playoff run a year ago, particularly ones featuring a shirtless Garoppolo.

So, while this latest interaction between two of the Niners’ biggest stars isn’t quite at that level, it’s pretty hilarious nonetheless.

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And the SF 49ers have to feel pretty good about how they responded in front of a national audience.