Jimmy Garoppolo to start for 49ers on Sunday

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The Jimmy Garoppolo era is beginning in San Francisco.

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan told the team today that Garoppolo will start on Sunday in Chicago.

The 49ers acquired Garoppolo by trading their second-round draft pick to the Patriots the day before the league’s trade deadline, but they had been starting C.J. Beathard instead of Garoppolo. However, Beathard was hurt late in Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks, and that opened the door for Garoppolo to start.

It will be just the third start of Garoppolo’s NFL career. He started two games last year for the Patriots in place of the suspended Tom Brady, but he was injured in the second of those two games and didn’t start again. Outside those two games he has played sparingly but well, with a 67.7 percent completion rate and six touchdowns and no interceptions in his NFL career.

On Sunday the 49ers will get a good look at the player they already invested a second-round draft pick in, and will likely invest $25 million in with next year’s franchise tag.

64 responses to “Jimmy Garoppolo to start for 49ers on Sunday

  1. ctiggs says:
    November 28, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    The climb starts now. With Jimmy at the helm next year we will be on to six.
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    You really think they can get to six wins next year? Maybe.

  2. Sunday game will go a long way towards answering the question, is it the Patriots system or the QB? If Garropolo struggles after shining with the Patriots then it was definitely the Patriots system.

  3. In the 2 starts he had with the Pats he showed poise, ability to read defenses, process the available options he had quickly, and get the ball out fast and accurately.

    If the 9ers Oline can protect him decently he’s a major upgrade for them. The Pats Oline did a good job for him so its hard to say how he’ll do if he has crap in front of him, but I think his ability to process defenses and quick release will aid him in that instance. I haven’t watched the 9ers in years so I have no idea what their Oline is like, maybe a San Francisco fan can give me your thoughts about that.

  4. ctiggs says:
    November 28, 2017 at 6:25 pm
    The climb starts now. With Jimmy at the helm next year we will be on to six. #goNiners #Nobodyhasitbetter

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    Just stop it.

    Signed

    Niner fans everywhere

  5. .
    @patsfan4life (closeted Jets fan)

    ” Sunday game will go a long way towards answering the question, is it the Patriots system or the QB? If Garropolo struggles after shining with the Patriots then it was definitely the Patriots system.”

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    We’ve been waiting years for you to describe what exactly this mythical “system” is. If you can’t describe it then it doesn’t exist. If it doesn’t exist then you are just bloviating about nothing.
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  6. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    November 28, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Sunday game will go a long way towards answering the question, is it the Patriots system or the QB? If Garropolo struggles after shining with the Patriots then it was definitely the Patriots system.
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    Ignorant statement as usual. What does ONE start on a rebuilding team with a FIRST TIME GM, and a young, FIRST TIME H. Coach tell you- NOTHING. Even if he finishes out the year you won’t have enough info yet.

    Pat’s tailored there game to Jimmy G’s strengths in his starts. If you were a Pat’s fan instead of a “fake” poster you would know that.

    They actually ran 3 different offenses that year, 1 for Jimmy, 1 for Jacoby, and the full bore veteran offense with Brady.

  7. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    November 28, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Sunday game will go a long way towards answering the question, is it the Patriots system or the QB? If Garropolo struggles after shining with the Patriots then it was definitely the Patriots system.
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    Unless it’s definitely the 49ers system.

    The Patriots system is more than just one person. Then again, being a Jets fan, you wouldn’t know anything about that.

  8. Mistake. Are they in the playoff race trying to salvage the season? If he wins they lose. If he gets hurt they lose. Get him ready for next season with more talent around him and keep him healthy.

  9. ChippyWibSuper(non)Patriotfan4life Hater Logic:
    You want a 1st? But JimmyG only played 2 games! #Overrated #PatsCannotDraft
    Ha ha, a 2nd? Is that all Belichick got? #terribleGM #PatsCannotTrade
    Hey, why isn’t JimmyG playing for the 49ers? #BelichickTradesInDamagedGoods
    2 great passes! JimmyG will lead to us to victory! #goNiners #Nobodyhasitbetter

    Yawn.

  10. Brady has a bad Achilles tendon (per the injury report), Richard Sherman says it is a bad choice to play through one. Belichek will look like an idiot if Brady goes down by further injuring it. That said, I am curious to see how Garapollo performs in a system he has only been in for two weeks. He is still basically a rookie, based on game time.

  11. In Teddy We Trust says:
    November 28, 2017 at 6:28 pm
    ctiggs says:
    November 28, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    The climb starts now. With Jimmy at the helm next year we will be on to six.
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    You really think they can get to six wins next year? Maybe.

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    Frankly, unless you are dreaming some worst to first thing getting to six wins next year woukd be a nice first step.

  12. Perfect timing. The 49ers are trying to set this thing up for the next 10 years or more. They’re going to try to do it the right way. I don’t know if Garoppolo is the answer, and whatever he does or doesn’t do this year won’t matter. Garoppolo will be able to get his feet wet. I always figured they brought Hoyer in so that he could provide game tape to his successor, since he knew how to run Shanahan’s offense. They’ll know what they need to work on this off-season. Lynch and Shanahan have a plan. They’re not dummies. Shanahan’s dad knows a thing or two about winning super bowls. We fans might think we have good advice to offer, but papa Shanny is on speed dial. A lot of people were second guessing decisions Bill Walsh made during his first (2-14) season in San Francisco. It’s fun playing GM. That’s why Fantasy Football is so popular.

  13. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    November 28, 2017 at 6:31 pm
    Sunday game will go a long way towards answering the question, is it the Patriots system or the QB? If Garropolo struggles after shining with the Patriots then it was definitely the Patriots system.

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    Its far more complicated than that but it would be a waste explaining that here. Lets face it, you have already written your “Its the system Its the system” and your “The Patriots are trash without Brady” posts and are simply waiting to see which ones to paste into comments. Have fun man.

  14. wib22 says:
    November 28, 2017 at 6:37 pm
    Going to be great when he plays well and the pats need him again LOL

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    Ikr? 2023 cant come soon enough.

  15. willycents says:
    November 28, 2017 at 7:06 pm
    Brady has a bad Achilles tendon (per the injury report), Richard Sherman says it is a bad choice to play through one.
    Belichek will look like an idiot if Brady goes down by further injuring it.
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    Brady had a slightly sore tendon that needed an extra day’s rest (and was ok by final injury report).
    Brady isn’t a CB reliant on speed and turns – he’s the most pocket-like of passers and can just limp into his position.
    Brady, like any QB, can get injured at any time, but thankfully GOAT HC/GM Belichick is in control, not your “Belichek”.

  16. The first and last 49ers game I attended was the day after Christmas in 1999. Jeff Garcia was a rookie, Jerry Rice and Terrell Owens were the starting receivers and the niners lost to the Redskins in OT. In September I decided I would travel to see my favorite team play. I decided to go to Chicago, as I’ve never been, and wanted to see a game in a historic venue like Soldier Field. As fate would have it, I’m going to see Garoppolo make his first start as a 49er, mere miles from his hometown of Arlington Heights. All by chance. He may light it up, he might stink up the joint, but as far as story lines go it doesn’t get any better than that.

  17. Not only will the Niners beat the Bears in front of a half empty house, they will win by more than expected. The Bears D has taken on serious water and the pass defense in particular has been atrocious since the Packers game. Both the players and the fans have bailed on the Fox/Pace “rebuild” and the proof will be painfully evident in Chicago on Sunday.

  18. He will be Playing with a limited playbook, on limited reps, and throwing passes to street free agent WR’s, behind a patch work offensive line and that’s putting it nicely describing that O-line.

    I can’t think of one QB that could come in and have immediate success under those circumstances. So to expect an immediate turnaround is asking a lot.

    The 9ERS have plenty of ammo in the draft to make moves up and down the draft board to upgrade and will be flush with cash in free agency. If he can come in and just play respectable the remainder of the season the 9ERS just maybe might have found the QB of their future.

  19. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    November 28, 2017 at 6:31 pm
    Sunday game will go a long way towards answering the question, is it the Patriots system or the QB? If Garropolo struggles after shining with the Patriots then it was definitely the Patriots system.
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    What is the “system” and why aren’t other teams using it? In a copycat league where one player has been to seven Super Bowls, winning five of them, you think others might have caught on. Well, either that, or your post is inane,

  20. @pastabelly

    Every team has a “system” or “staples” that they implement and live by but I do understand what you mean and agree with you.

    The thing that I always noticed and admired about the Patriots is they are like chameleons. From one game to the next they can switch up their gameplan of attack offensively or defensively.

    One week they will lineup and gash a team for 200yds plus on the ground. Then the next week drop back and throw the ball 40plus times. Same thing defensively. They will one week play a 3-4 then the next a 4-3. They are very interchangeable and adjust to their given opponent.

    I’m no expert but I can’t think of any other teams that do that consistently and can do it for long stretches of time. That comes down to excellent coaching, good scouting to find those type of players and having the players buy into the coaching staff.

  21. mantastic54 says:
    November 28, 2017 at 8:16 pm
    That’s good news for the Giants, with SF playing Chicago and Houston the next two weeks, they could slide in to the #2 spot in the draft

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    Tryin’ man. Tryin’.

  22. He needs the reps for next year. I was hoping he would have started last week so they could beat the Seahawks. If they can keep him, this team will turn around fast with this guy.

  23. jimmy g is a rookie in terms of game time, but I can’t imagine two better people in the game to learn from than Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. Hopefully he’s now a young Jedi ready to come into his own to battle the dark side of the force (aka Seattle Seahawks)

  24. elrock7 says:
    November 28, 2017 at 7:11 pm
    If they can’t sign him to a long term deal and have to tag him for 25 million, then they are in big trouble.
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    We are projected to have 117.8 m in salary cap space, while I disagree paying any QB 25m (hurts the rest of the team), we can absorb the first cap hit. If he bends us over like Cousins did to Washington, then I will start to have issues with it.

  25. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    November 28, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Sunday game will go a long way towards answering the question, is it the Patriots system or the QB? If Garropolo struggles after shining with the Patriots then it was definitely the Patriots system.
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    Does he walk to work or take his lunch. Makes about as much sense as this system thingy you’ve been babbling on about.

  26. mantastic54 says:
    November 28, 2017 at 8:16 pm
    That’s good news for the Giants, with SF playing Chicago and Houston the next two weeks, they could slide in to the #2 spot in the draft
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    Rooting for Garoppolo to play well and for the 9ers to lose.

  27. Jimmy G is legit. However, that doesn’t fix everything that’s broken with the Niners. It will be evident he’s worth keeping.

    Anyone mentioning “the system” as an explanation for anything in the NFL is illegitimate. You must be able to execute at a high level in split second decision time. No “system” helps anyone do that and it’s only a handful of QB’s that can reliably accomplish it day in and day out.

  28. Somebody tell ctiggs Jim Harbaugh called. He’s considering jumping the sinking ship he created in Michigan and getting back into ruining a pro team, possibly Chicago or Indy. Whichever, he needs his (dad’s) cheesy sayings back to use with whatever poor sucker team is stupid enough to waste their next 3-4 years with him.

  29. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:

    November 28, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Sunday game will go a long way towards answering the question, is it the Patriots system or the QB? If Garropolo struggles after shining with the Patriots then it was definitely the Patriots system.

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    Yea one game should really be the definitive answer, yikes. This is weak trolling even for you. The fact that the Pats traded both of their backups this year definitively proves that Belichick thinks the Pats success at QB is Brady more than the “system”. If it wasn’t Brady would have been traded for picks and cap space looooooong ago.

  30. mmack66 says:
    November 28, 2017 at 6:55 pm
    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    November 28, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Sunday game will go a long way towards answering the question, is it the Patriots system or the QB? If Garropolo struggles after shining with the Patriots then it was definitely the Patriots system.
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    Unless it’s definitely the 49ers system.

    The Patriots system is more than just one person. Then again, being a Jets fan, you wouldn’t know anything about that.

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    The Jets do have a system…..it’s called “Losing”

  31. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:

    November 28, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Sunday game will go a long way towards answering the question, is it the Patriots system or the QB? If Garropolo struggles after shining with the Patriots then it was definitely the Patriots system.

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    So if JG does well, I imagine you’ll attribute it to the Shanahan “system” since Matt Ryan hasn’t matched his 2016 numbers this season. Ugh, I feel like I’m doing the work for you.

    But you have no answer for this question: why would Belichick trade both young backups this year if he thought his “system” would produce the same results without the old and expensive Brady?

  32. If Jimmy plays like he did last year for the Patriots, Niner fans are going to crap their pants. A second round pick is going to look like an absolute steal.

  33. doctorrustbelt says:
    November 28, 2017 at 7:38 pm
    I was so looking forward to his failure in new england.

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    Its amazing the reasons some people have for watching football.

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    pittsburghdamned says:
    November 29, 2017 at 2:11 am
    Hopefully SF can deprogram the 6 yd “pick n roll” Patriots QB method and make him into a true player.
    He also may initially be sore from throwing deeper than 8 yds…

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    In other words you are sick of the Patriots owning your team and you dont want to have another team start doing the same stuff.

  35. pittsburghdamned says:

    November 29, 2017 at 2:11 am

    Hopefully SF can deprogram the 6 yd “pick n roll” Patriots QB method and make him into a true player.
    He also may initially be sore from throwing deeper than 8 yds…

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    Too bad Brady is #1 this year in YPA and was 2nd last year.

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