3 questions Jimmy Garoppolo left us in 49ers loss to Colts

Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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No. 2: Can Jimmy Garoppolo ever shake the injury shade?

In addition to not being able to figure out what exactly is going wrong with San Francisco’s offense, Jimmy Garoppolo offered up an odd answer in response to a media member’s question about the calf injury he suffered three weeks ago that held him out of the 49ers’ Week 5 loss to the Arizona Cardinals:

"It held up, I’ll say. Definitely felt it at times. But it sort of is what it is. All the guys out there, we’re all playing with something right now. It’s that point of the season."

OK, fine. But it does nothing to alleviate the concerns Garoppolo is injury-prone.

What should be more troubling, however, are the comments made about Garoppolo by a former teammate with the New England Patriots, former tight end Martellus Bennett, who called Jimmy G out on Devin McCourty and Jason McCourty’s Double Coverage Podcast earlier this week (h/t NBC Sports Boston):

"Bro, we lost two games. One of them was because Jimmy Garoppolo was being a b—-. He decided not to play right before the game. Jacoby (Brissett) came out and played with a f—ed up thumb and played his heart out, but Jimmy was just being a b—- about it all. That’s why he … you can’t win with a b—- for a quarterback, first of all. That was the whole thing with him: He didn’t want to come out and do anything because his agent was trying to protect his body or some s— like that. Which, I can’t fault him for that. But like, you should have made that decision on Thursday. Now it’s Sunday."

Fine, Bennett was talking about 2016. It’s 2021 now.

Still, Garoppolo’s injury history was a reason why the Niners traded up for Trey Lance, right? At least that’s what Kyle Shanahan said after San Francisco moved up to No. 3 overall.

Even when Garoppolo is apparently healthy enough to play, he’s still being called out for his injury woes.