Jimmy Garoppolo adds a “little different buzz” to 49ers

AP

The 49ers hope Jimmy Garoppolo, with his limited knowledge of the offense, doesn’t have to play Sunday. With only two quarterbacks on their roster, Garoppolo will serve as rookie C.J. Beathard‘s backup.

Garoppolo arrived in San Francisco on Tuesday after the trade of a day earlier that delivered the Patriots backup quarterback to the 49ers for a second-round pick. The locker room has greeted him with excitement about the future.

“I think it excites guys,” coach Kyle Shanahan said on 49ers Game Plan, via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. “When players see that on Monday and they come in on Wednesday, you can feel a little different buzz. I think we had a great week of practice. I think C.J. had his best week of practice. On Wednesday, we only had two balls hit the ground. We haven’t done that all year, so I think it did give us a little bit of juice and some energy. Jimmy has fit in really well in that quarterback room. He’s fit in real well with the guys, and I think the guys see the talent out there, also. I don’t think anyone’s trying to rush it or knows when it’s going to happen, but people can see we have a few good quarterbacks in our building.”

The 49ers have a bye in Week 11, so it seems logical that Garoppolo would make his first start for San Francisco against Seattle on Nov. 26. But Shanahan has put no timetable on playing Garoppolo, calling the process to get him ready to play “tough” and a “challenge.”

“That’s something I’m going to take day-by-day,” Shanahan said of getting Garoppolo on the field. “It’s not just about Jimmy. It’s about our team, too. I want to make sure I put Jimmy in a position where I believe he has a chance to be successful. That’s a huge challenge for a guy when he’s hopping into the middle of this year. We’re not the healthiest right now. That’s not all that’s going into the decision. I got to wait until Jimmy’s ready. And I [have] to wait until I think when he goes in, [until I think] he has a chance to successful. If that time comes, or when it comes, then we won’t hesitate to do that.”

17 responses to “Jimmy Garoppolo adds a “little different buzz” to 49ers

  1. seems like any time he got to play for an extended amount of time, he got hurt. pretty curious if the niners will get bit by that

  2. seems like any time he got to play for an extended amount of time, he got hurt.

    He only got to play once for an “extended amount” of time, which ended in him getting hurt. There was only one instance of that happening.

  3. Most of us in NE were hoping he would take over for Brady. He was, after all, the 2nd best QB in the AFCE. However, we also realize that Brady will remain a top 3 QB in the entire league for 2-3 more years. No way was JG going to hold a clipboard for low $. No way NE would be able to pay him anywhere near his market value. And the kid wants to play!

    Good luck! You’ll need it with that incompetent bozo of an owner…

    Seriously, good luck!

  4. Jimmy is new to the playbook. Jimmy will be ready after the bye week. Jimmy will get the ball out quickly.

  5. Sooner verses later I hope. We need to get as much info as we can this season before backing up a Brinks truck full of cash. I do not care how simplified we have to go on the playbook, get him on the field…

  6. Sooner verses later I hope. We need to get as much info as we can this season before backing up a Brinks truck full of cash. I do not care how simplified we have to go on the playbook, get him on the field…

    And keep in mind salary caps may not increase like it has been. 100m QB hurt teams, period.

  7. Wish him good luck. Played very well for the Pats, seems to have a great football mind and has be a good, quiet citizen that created no issues.

  8. Seems like they should let him play now. He could probably call schoolyard plays in the huddle and do better than Beathard.

  9. 49ers prob got lucky getting JimmyG, but there’s been lots of nonsense about Belichick wanting to keep JimmyG and trade Brady after 2017 before Kraft overruled it. Firstly, Kraft has never overruled Belichick. Secondly, according to reliable Curran (NBC Boston) no money was ever discussed with JimmyG for next year – not as pricey backup nor starter. Brady is contracted thru 2019 and may play beyond. Which would you choose, a QB with great potential for the next 10yrs, or the greatest of all time for the next 3yrs (who asks for an average salary) with time to find another successor? Could you trade the GOAT when he’s still at the top of his game? Yes he might get injured – but so could any QB.

    Some have compared it to the Montana-Young controversy, but it doesn’t match up – in that case Montana’s rating dropped notably from 112.4 in 1989 (his last SB-winning season) to a mediocre 89.0 in 1990, and he then missed all 1991 and most of 1992 to an elbow injury. Traded to KC, he played ok 1993-94 but his ratings stayed in the 80s. Montana got back up to 10th in yardage in 1994 but over in SF Young was 4th in yards & a 112.8 rating that year. And Montana had more injury niggles, retiring at 38. By comparison, Brady at 40 is healthy and in 2017 has a rating of 106.5 and is leading the league in passing yards by a country mile (360yds over 2nd placed Smith) – despite without his top receiver Edelman.

  10. They are excited about their QB. You didn’t hear that last year when they had a crappy QB.

  11. so you have TWO QBs on the roster, but a FEW good ones in the building? are the FEW just consultants? do joe and steve have statues somewhere inside the building? i’m a little confused…

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