Richard Sherman thinks 49ers have a great quarterback, just need him healthy

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Richard Sherman‘s first year in San Francisco hasn’t gone according to plan, with the 49ers already mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. But Sherman believes the problems in San Francisco can easily be solved as long as the team is healthy next year.

Sherman said on PFT Live that with injuries at quarterback, running back and wide receiver, the 49ers just haven’t been able to put their best foot forward. And Sherman still has confidence that Jimmy Garoppolo is the franchise quarterback San Francisco needs.

“It’s been more difficult with the injuries we’ve had,” Sherman said. “Everybody knows how difficult it is to win without an elite quarterback in this league, or at least the guy you start the year with. We had a great quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo, and obviously C.J. Beathard came in there and played admirably, but we’ve just had a lot of injuries. . . . Nick Mullens is in there playing great football but he’s our third quarterback.”

Sherman said he hopes that the 49ers have “our best 22 guys out there, offense and defense” next year, and if so he sees them as contenders in 2019.

“I definitely hope to stay here and grow with this team,” Sherman said. “I’m as disappointed as the fans and everybody else with how the season has gone this year but sometimes you have to go through these growing pains and this adversity to get to where you need to go.”

This is the 49ers’ fifth straight year missing the playoffs. Perhaps Sherman and a healthy Garoppolo can help them change that next year.

18 responses to “Richard Sherman thinks 49ers have a great quarterback, just need him healthy

  1. Of course they do, they have the great QB to ever live, they have “The great Jimmy G”.

    Don’t believe me, just ask John Lynch.

  2. Sounds like a guy who’s trying to stay in the job and let the front office know he’s a team player. Almost sounds like he’s worried they may cut him instead of trying to make him a safety. Over the hill quick.

  3. Sure Richard. How many turnovers did your star QB have in Minnesota before he hurt himself? Jimmy is the new Sam Bradford now that Sam just can’t steal anymore money due to his old man knees.

  4. joetoronto says:
    December 7, 2018 at 8:16 am
    Of course they do, they have the great QB to ever live, they have “The great Jimmy G”.

    Don’t believe me, just ask John Lynch.
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    The Raiders lost to Nick Mullens and our third string 34-3. Whats worse? It was your first stringers playing. 34-3. You have nothing to say.

  5. Lynch will axe him at the end of year.. Clearly has lost a step, plus there are a ton of holes to fill on that “team”. Jimmy g is extremely overrated. Whiners fans should probably just move on and find a new team to root for

  6. Not with the Rams dominating the division the next few years. Frisco still has a long way to go to catch up to the Rams.

  7. Give me five reasons…..wait…..okay, three reasons…..no actually…..sorry….how about ONE reason why Jimmy G. is a “Great” quarterback. Like…the body of work…

    Readyyyyyyyyy…..GO!

  8. tacomatiger says:
    December 7, 2018 at 10:09 am
    Lynch will axe him at the end of year.. Clearly has lost a step, plus there are a ton of holes to fill on that “team”. Jimmy g is extremely overrated. Whiners fans should probably just move on and find a new team to root for
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    Niners fans are loyal. We don’t find a new team to root for like you Seattle/Pittsburgh/Dallas fans or whatever you new Seattle fans rooted for before.

  9. niners816 says:
    December 7, 2018 at 9:57 am
    joetoronto says:
    December 7, 2018 at 8:16 am
    Of course they do, they have the great QB to ever live, they have “The great Jimmy G”.

    Don’t believe me, just ask John Lynch.
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    The Raiders lost to Nick Mullens and our third string 34-3. Whats worse? It was your first stringers playing. 34-3. You have nothing to say.

    ———-

    The Raiders are an absolute embarrassment to the NFL.

  10. The comment “niners fans are loyal” clearly hasn’t been to a game in Levi stadium to see all the empty seats….if that’s loyalty, what would you call it if the niners “fans” actually showed up for the games. The other teams mentioned all have great fan support and is relected in their real attendance.

  11. fmckenney says:
    December 7, 2018 at 11:18 am
    The comment “niners fans are loyal” clearly hasn’t been to a game in Levi stadium to see all the empty seats….if that’s loyalty, what would you call it if the niners “fans” actually showed up for the games. The other teams mentioned all have great fan support and is relected in their real attendance.
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    Idc if Levi stadium is full, I live in Illinois. When the Rams played in St. Louis the dome was packed full of Niners fans. Happens in Indy too. Went to the game in Green Bay and had a lot of Niners fans too. Niners fans are very well traveled, just like Pittsburgh fans, Dallas fans, Green Bay fans and Pats fans. And the Niners are one of the most valuable franchises. So don’t give me the “Niners fans aren’t loyal.” When clearly they are.

  12. Levi stadium is never full even though they have sold all of their tickets, a pure and simple reflection on fan commitment…90% of those “fans” in other team venues live in the venues they are attending games…california fans have a long history of disinterest in their professional football teams..the niners are no different.

  13. I agree with some of these comments, i am sick of all the praise for Jimmy G, he has done absolutely nothing in this league, yet he gets all the praise like he is a former Super Bowl MVP, sorry Clara fans i don’t see the hype, he is totally OVERRATED!

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