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.”