49ers have “big piece” in place in their quest to follow Eagles

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The 49ers took a lot from the Eagles’ victory over the Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Philadelphia finished 7-9 in 2016 before going 13-3 in 2017 and winning the franchise’s first Super Bowl title.

The 49ers went 6-10 in 2017, winning their final five games with Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback.

“I think the system is set up for parity, and so it’s a fine line between being 13-3 and being 6-10,” 49ers General Manager John Lynch said Friday. “It’s a real fine line. That’s one of the things that made this attractive to Kyle [Shanahan in joining the 49ers a year ago], and then Kyle got me on board. We kind of had a clean slate, and there was a lot of money at our disposal. Was it daunting at times? We felt like we had a long way to go, sure, but we also felt like we had an opportunity to shape it the way we wanted to. You know, seeing that fall into place has been fun. I also know that each and every year is a new year in this league, and the teams that understand that, they do better. Winning a bunch of games at the end of the year, is that a good thing? Absolutely. But does that guarantee us anything? No. The work we do this offseason, that will guarantee us what our prospects are and what our success is going to be.”

The 49ers have not made the postseason since 2013, going 21-43 the past four seasons with four different head coaches. But after signing Lynch, Shananhan and Garoppolo to long-term contracts, the 49ers look like a team on the rise.

“We have one goal in mind, and that’s to get to a Super Bowl and win it,” Garoppolo said. “We want a parade just like Philly had one, and that’s our goal here.”

Lynch and Shanahan called getting Garoppolo locked up for five years “a big piece” in the 49ers’ quest for their first Lombardi Trophy since the 1994 season.

“There was a parade in Philly yesterday, and that’s where we want to be,” Lynch said. “. . . I think when you watch those things, that’s where we want to go. And we have a lot of work to get there, but we feel like this is a big piece. From day one, when Kyle and I started having conversations, we all know it, this position is key. If you don’t have one, you’re looking for one. We feel like we’ve got our guy now, and we’re thrilled about that.”

22 responses to “49ers have “big piece” in place in their quest to follow Eagles

  1. For the first time since the last year of Harb’s, I feel like the TEAM is getting right… I no longer feel that York was throwing darts at a cork board with every possible coach on it, blind folded… I was sceptical of lynch, I will not lie, but he has shown great promise. I was about to trade in my Faithful card because i felt like the higher ups dis not care, but Shani, and Lynch have renewed me and my faith….#faithful

  2. WOW ANOTHER ARTICLE ABOUT JESUS GAROPPOLO, THAT MAKES ABOUT 25 IN TOTAL SINCE HE SIGNED THAT BRUTAL CONTRACT. ALL THIS HYPE FOR A GUY WHO HAS WON 7 GAMES?

    WHAT THE HECK IS AARON ROGERS GOING TO ASK FOR IF JIMMY JESUS GOT ALL THIS CASH FOR WINNING 7 CAREER GAMES?

  3. Just wait til Clara spends some of their 5 billion in cap space on free agents and then has a perfect draft of future all pros, by August they will be 3/1 favorites to win Super Bowl.

  4. I like Jimmy g. But we’ll see what happens when D coordinators have some film to study. Krapernick and RGIII were awesome their first year.

  5. The only thing I want more than jimmy g to do well and take down the patriots in SB 53 is my birds bringing home another Lombardi. Good luck niners, hope to see you in the playoffs in 2018-19

  6. The Garoppolo hype is getting a little out of control. Unfortunately, we’ll have to hear him hyped all offseason.

  7. This article could have been copied and pasted from the Houston Texans when they signed Brock Osweiler a couple of years back. Or the Seahawks when they signed Matt Flynn.

  8. thegreatgabbert says:

    February 9, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    This article could have been copied and pasted from the Houston Texans when they signed Brock Osweiler a couple of years back. Or the Seahawks when they signed Matt Flynn.

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    Unfortunately no article was or ever will be written about Blaine Gabbert.

  9. This reminds me of so many other media anointed superstars who have done basically nothing yet are deemed A+ by the so-called media expert analysts.
    The guy hasn’t played a half of one season yet they’ve got him ready to go to the Super Bowl.
    Let’s wait and see…

  10. They beat the bears, Texans and titans who were awful, then The jags and rams who played nobody during those games. I mean a win is a win on paper.

    The Rams and Jags would’ve rolled them. They played the bad teams very well, and got smoked by the good to very good teams.

    You have to look at the coach here. We’ve seen him enough. He will get you close but he’s not a closer. They need a lot of players

  11. omeimontis says:
    “I guess they may have 2 parades if they win the Lombardi, one in Frisco and one in Silicon Valley.”
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    Why would they have a parade in Texas? Frisco is closer to Dallas and their Cowboys then the San Francisco 49ers…

    Maybe you are trying to say from TX to CA is a long road, and the San Francisco 49ers have traveled a long road to get their sixth Lombardi…

    Or maybe you’ve heard relocation rumors about a Northern CA team moving, you mistook the San Francisco 49ers for the Oakland Raiders.

    Most likely, you are trying to make a remedial 2nd grade joke at the expense of the San Francisco 49ers, but instead you just showed the world you’re not very good at being funny.

  12. Will be interesting to see what Garoppolo does next year when DCs around the league have all off season to pick him apart . Look no further then Dak Prescott who was on his way to Canton after his rookie year .Remember nobody expected him to start plus being a rookie there was no film to figure out his tendencies .His second year with teams educated by his film from his rookie year his numbers dropped like this-QBR 81 to 66,Rating 104 to 86 and interceptions rose to 13 after 4 the first year .Garoppolo will be the focus of every defensive gameplan the 49ers face in 2018 so lets see how that goes before reserving his spot in Canton .

  13. eaglesmaina says:
    February 10, 2018 at 4:54 am
    They beat the bears, Texans and titans who were awful, then The jags and rams who played nobody during those games. I mean a win is a win on paper.

    The Rams and Jags would’ve rolled them. They played the bad teams very well, and got smoked by the good to very good teams.

    You have to look at the coach here. We’ve seen him enough. He will get you close but he’s not a closer. They need a lot of players
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    It’s one thing to have an opinion. It’s another thing to make up stuff to prove your point. The Titans were an awful team? They weren’t a really good 9-7 team. But they did make the playoffs and they did win a playoff game. Only 6 other teams won a playoff game. Far from awful. When the Titans played the 49ers, they were fighting for a playoff spot. At the time the Jaguars played the 49ers, they were fighting for a first-round bye. I was at that game. No, the Jaguars did not sit their starters in that game.The Rams did rest their starters. One of the only accurate things you said. What do you do to a team that rests their starters? You dominate them. 34-13. Maybe the Rams would have shown up to play vs the Falcons in the Wild-Card had they not rested their starters.

    How have you seen enough of the coach? It was his rookie season as a head coach. He sure didn’t have an issue closing once Garoppolo arrived. The 49ers are far from a finished product. They definitely have some holes to fill on their roster. I agree with you there. The hype may not be deserved. We shall see. Are you an Eagles fan right? You just won the Super Bowl. Why are you worried about the little ol 49ers anyways? haha

  14. Jimmy G is superior to Wentz – first Jimmy has common sense and work ethic and doesn’t put himself in jeopardy with injury. He is a long term superior prospect.

  15. Ultraviolet Thunder says:
    February 10, 2018 at 1:25 pm
    Jimmy G is superior to Wentz – first Jimmy has common sense and work ethic and doesn’t put himself in jeopardy with injury. He is a long term superior prospect.

    Winners of SUPERBOWL 52, Your Philadelphia Eagles! 🦅 🦅 Now, as long as the Nirds aren’t their opponent, I hope teams like Atlanta and Minnesota, any team that hasn’t won will get to feel the joy of having your team win one. They’re

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