Mike McGlinchey: I believe that our team needs Jimmy Garoppolo

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The 49ers suffered through a significant string of injuries in 2020, including a high ankle sprain for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

Garoppolo has made it through only one full season since San Francisco traded for him in 2017. The quarterback tore his ACL in Week 3 of the 2018 season and played only six games this year.

But when he’s played, he’s produced results. The 49ers are 22-8 in games he’s started for the franchise. Head coach Kyle Shanahan has said he expects Garoppolo to be San Francisco’s QB in 2020. And following Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks, right tackle Mike McGlinchey provided his own endorsement.

“I believe that our team needs him,” McGlinchey said, via Chris Biderman of The Sacremento Bee. “I believe that our team is clearly different without him. And the person that Jimmy is, the competitor that he is and the talent that he is, when he’s on, the results speak for themselves. That’s all I really have to say about that.”

Garoppolo completed 67.1 percent of his passes for 1,096 yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions in 2020.

San Francisco was 3-3 in games Garoppolo started in 2020 and 3-7 without him. Though there are plenty of questions surrounding Garoppolo’s status with the franchise, it might be hard to find an upgrade if the club were to move on from him.

7 responses to “Mike McGlinchey: I believe that our team needs Jimmy Garoppolo

  1. Charisma and good looks go a long way in making yourself appear more valuable than you are. It may not be fair to those who aren’t blessed with those traits who may be more talented, but that’s life

  2. He’s what Hollywood casting would send you if you asked for “NFL quarterback” but he’s constantly hurt and seldom knocks your socks off even when healthy. You can win with him if you’ve got all the other parts in place but you’ll never win completely because of him.

  3. Garoppolo is a good QB. In his only full year for the Niners, he led them to a Super Bowl. But a QB that’s always injured is useless.

  4. Jimmy is a unreliable QB and I believe he single handedly lost that Super Bowl for his team just like Colin did against the Ravens. Last year’s 49er defense just about killed themselves to get the SB only to have pretty boy QB choke. He choked for the Pats too during Brady’s four game suspension. I can’t stand him….

  5. The ironic on this endorsement is that McGlinchey will send Jimmy G to IR again if he doesn’t get better in pass blocking. He doesn’t possess the weight, the strength and the nastiness to anchor the right side. McGlinchey has a lot of work to do this offseason to avoid getting bench or cut in 2021.

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