The Jimmy Garoppolo era has officially begun in San Francisco. The 49ers announced that Garoppolo will be the starting Quarterback for their week 13 matchup versus the abysmal Chicago Bears. Garoppolo was traded to the 49ers from the New England Patriots on October 30th in exchange for a 2018 second round pick. Garoppolo was always going to start for the 49ers, but head coach Kyle Shanahan wanted to wait till Garoppolo was comfortable in the 49ers system.
Garoppolo threw a touchdown in his first drive as 49er after C.J. Beathard was injured versus the Seahawks. Garoppolo spent years under the tutelage of Tom Brady and the potential for success is through the roof. Garoppolo performed very well for the Patriots when Brady was suspended the first four games last year. He accumulated a Quarterback rating of 113.3, completed 68 percent of his passes, and threw four touchdowns with zero interceptions.
When Garoppolo was working his way through the draft, I was itching for the Jets to pick him up in the fourth or fifth round. It happened to be my luck that the Patriots picked him up in the second round, so there obviously is an upside for this kid.
General Manager John Lynch is putting the pieces together for a very dominant team in the Bay Area. The future is bright San Francisco.
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