Jimmy Garoppolo: Saturday night a step in the right direction

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Jimmy Garoppolo had a couple of ghosts looming ahead of Saturday night’s game in Kansas City.

One was the memory of tearing his ACL at Arrowhead Stadium last season and the other was his poor performance in his first preseason outing since that knee injury last Monday. Garoppolo visited the spot on the field where he was hurt before the game kicked off and said afterward that he “thought it would be good to go back there just to remember everything that I’ve gone through” over the last year.

In between that visit and that comment, Garoppolo went 14-of-20 for 188 yards and a touchdown to quell some fears that may have come up after a 0.0 quarterback rating his last time out.

“All the hearsay and whatever noise is going to go on, you have to ignore it and just go play football,” Garoppolo said, via ESPN.com. “I thought it was a good step coming back here to K.C., where it all started. So, just get that out of the way. It’s another step in the right direction.”

The next chance to take a step will come against the Buccaneers on September 8.

10 responses to “Jimmy Garoppolo: Saturday night a step in the right direction

  1. Rooting for Jimmy G for sure as a former Patriot but he did go up against KC which will have an epicaly bad defense this year. Good luck Jimmy G.

  2. cylondetector says:
    August 25, 2019 at 1:45 pm
    The only thing stopping Jimmy from being a consistent top 10 QB is health – he has all the tools.
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    Last I checked the body was a major tool and this guy just doesn’t have it.

  3. In yesterday’s news conference after the game, Shanahan says the 49ers are keeping 3 quarterbacks on the 53 mane roster. Wonder if that is wise given the number of good wide receivers and running backs they have. They may end up cutting some veterans (e.g. Marquise Goodwin) for salary cap reasons and to make room for some good young players.

  4. directdriver says:

    Jimmy throws a beautiful ball. And with that quick release, it can be breathtaking. He’s a baller and I suspect he’s gonna have a fine season.
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    “it can be breathtaking”, he’s a baller”….that is some funny stuff!

  5. stucats says: August 26, 2019 at 8:28 am
    ““it can be breathtaking”, he’s a baller”….that is some funny stuff!”

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    Why is it funny? He has the quickest release since Dan Marino! From a purely aesthetic viewpoint, he throws a beautiful ball and he wins games. Give him some time to shrug off the rust and develop, he’s going to carry the team. I firmly believe that, if he’s healthy. Time will tell.

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