Jimmy Garoppolo's brother burns 49ers after Super Bowl loss

To add salt to the wound, a former 49ers family member takes a stab at the team after its heartbreaking loss in the Super Bowl.

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Right after the San Francisco 49ers lost to the Kanas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII, former Niners quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's brother elected to take shots at the team.

Billy Garoppolo, brother of Jimmy, decided to share this on his Instagram story, which you can view by clicking here.

If you're curious what Jimmy G's brother posted on Instagram but don't want to click above, it was Taylor Swift's song cover, "Karma."

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What's the deal with Billy G making this statement?

It certainly comes at a great time and using the Taylor Swift song is a choice. Swift changed the lyrics to her song when she sang "Karma is the guy on the Chiefs, coming straight home to me" during her tour after she and Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce became public.

If there's bad blood between the 49ers and the Garoppolos the question has to be: why? The 49ers gave Garoppolo plenty of chances to prove himself, including his own shot at defeating Kelce and the Chiefs in the Super Bowl four years ago.

That, too, didn't go so well for Jimmy G and the Niners.

Or it might be because the 49ers CEO, Jed York, spilled the tea on current quarterback Brock Purdy, saying when head coach Kyle Shanahan came to him last year and mentioned the third-stringer might be the best QB they have, including over Garoppolo himself.

Shanahan wasn't wrong. And, he wasn't taking a jab at just Garoppolo either. San Francisco traded a lot of draft picks to move up for quarterback Trey Lance who played in a handful of games before being dealt to the Dallas Cowboys.

Sure, Jimmy G won games. A lot of them. He helped lead the 49ers to the Super Bowl four years ago against the Chiefs, and then brought them back to an NFC Championship game before his time was up.

But the 49ers organization did a heck of a lot for Garoppolo. They allowed him to still be the starting quarterback knowing full well he'd just be injured at some point. They started him despite his carelessness with the football every week. They allowed him to be a game manager in a system where you need to be mobile, quick and accurate.

The Niners certainly are happy with the decision they made with Purdy, who's led them to back-to-back winning seasons, an NFC Championship game and a Super Bowl appearance within a year and a bit as the starter.

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