Joe Montana says it’s too early to declare Jimmy Garoppolo the 49ers’ savior

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The 49ers have paid Jimmy Garoppolo as their savior, but the team’s original savior reminds everyone that Garoppolo still is young.

“I think it’s still a little early for it, myself,” Hall of Famer Joe Montana said on the NFL Network’s Good Morning Football, via USA Today. “He’s obviously has a lot more success in the games he’s played in so far than the other quarterbacks that have been there recently.”

San Francisco signed Garoppolo to a then-NFL-record $137.5 million contract in February. Garoppolo, 26, is off to a promising start, with a 5-0 record as a starter last season after the 49ers traded for him. But it’s only five games, which is why Montana suggests waiting to crown Garoppolo.

“This year will be a big tell on it,” Montana said. “They paid a lot of money for him, but I think there’s some belief there that he’ll be there for a while.”

27 responses to “Joe Montana says it’s too early to declare Jimmy Garoppolo the 49ers’ savior

  1. Joe cool is absolutely correct, it sickens me to hear all this garbage 49er hype already anointing Garappolo and the Niners as being a Super Bowl favorite….what a joke!

  2. What else would you expect from Joe Cool? He doesn’t get really high or low on anything – he’s just cool as the other side of the pillow. GOAT!

  3. I agree with cheaptrix12 (love that name btw – huge fan back in the day). The hype around this guy is a little annoying. We’re so hungry to crown people (think Dak Prescott) that we forget there is a game to be played, on the field, and it lasts longer than 5 weeks against largely substandard opponents. I am rooting for the guy, because I think we have too few good QBs out there, but I want to see how he looks this time next year, when the league can prep for him. Then we will know.

  4. stucats says:

    April 10, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Joe cool is absolutely correct, it sickens me to hear all this garbage 49er hype already anointing Garappolo and the Niners as being a Super Bowl favorite….what a joke!
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    BINGO!

    As a Pats fan a lot of people here are bemoaning the trade to the 49ers. Yea right, fire the GOAT and keep him. I don’t wish Jimmy ill will, but he ain’t proved nothing yet.

  5. Joe’s being honest. We hate it when people are honest. He’s saying that Garoppolo looks great in five games, but that’s not a large enough sample size to start making a HOF bust. Usually when a new coach comes in and takes over a horrible franchise, and puts in entirely new schemes on offense and defense, it takes 8-10 games for the team to begin to get in sync. That’s about the time Jimmy took over. The other guy might have gone 4-1 in those games. Also, Jimmy was fresh as a daisy. He’s never been hit. He was well rested and was 100% healthy. Most QB’s develop a lot of bumps and bruises that they have to play through. We haven’t seen Jimmy do that yet. How many bands have been the next Beatles, and how many basketball players have been the next MJ? We’re still waiting.

  6. Including those 4 games during inflate gate he is 8-1 (right?)
    He had 5 INTs to 7TDs in those 49 wins, not a great number

  7. Wise words from the great one. We will all just have to wait and see how Jimmy deals with adversity, and looking at the Niners road schedule for 2018 it is most certainly coming our way. I’m not expecting miracles from our new QB, nor do I think we can make the playoffs, even if he does stay healthy, because our defense is still very much a work in progress. What I am looking forward to is having an offense compete and give us a chance to win games, and in turn giving our defense a bit more time off the field. I sense a lot of close but high scoring games for the Niners this coming season. And us scoring a lot of points will be down to the play of our QB.

  8. Substandard opponents???

    Tennessee and Jacksonville went to the Playoffs and put their best on the field.

    I do agree with Joe but at least go e credit where it’s due.

  9. I love Joe for his play and delivery of 4 Championships to our beloved 49ers but I’ve noticed he can be a bitter pill sometimes. 1st and foremost he’s right about Jimmy G but I can tell you 2 things that turned me off about the guy…1) We were at a game at Candlestick about 10 years ago in the front row and they were honoring him and Dwight Clark. He walked the sideline 10 feet from the crowd and we were screaming Joe,Joe,Joe. A simple wave to the crowd would have made the day. Nothing, treated us like we were trees. 2) Said he was rooting for the Chargers in Super Bowl 29. “I’m an AFC guy now”. Bit of a dick move!

  10. mmack66 says:
    April 10, 2018 at 5:43 pm
    The 2ndGOAT is right.
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    I didn’t know you thought Manning is the GOAT? I say it’s still Joe. Nobody else in the mix.

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