Dre Greenlaw, 3 other 49ers who were massive Pro Bowl snubs

Dre Greenlaw #57 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports /

49ers Pro Bowl snub No. 3: QB Jimmy Garoppolo

Alright, fans of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, you might have an argument here.

The three NFC quarterbacks named to the Pro Bowl this year were the Philadelphia Eagles’ Jalen Hurts, an MVP candidate, the Minnesota Vikings’ Kirk Cousins, who always puts up big-time stats, and the Seattle Seahawks’ Geno Smith, who is having a career-resurgent year and is a nice story (even if he plays for San Francisco’s rival).

This is where disagreeing with the system comes into play, as it’d be hard to remove any of those three from the Pro Bowl, but adding a fourth signal-caller (it’s the most important position on the field, after all) might have been the way to go.

Toss Garoppolo into that spot, will you?

Sure, the stats aren’t eye-popping in comparison to the numbers of someone like Cousins or even Smith. However, considering Garoppolo has not only dropped his interception percentage down to 1.3, a career low, and also posted a career-best 103.0 passer rating as a starter, it’s fair to consider him a snub.

Especially when one also accounts for the tremendously awkward offseason he endured, followed by being asked to come in and relieve starting quarterback Trey Lance way back in Week 2 when Lance was lost for the year to an ankle injury.

Yes, Garoppolo deserves a lot of credit for the 49ers’ season turnaround, and he should have been recognized for it all.