George Kittle: I think we can win a Super Bowl with Jimmy Garoppolo

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Though head coach Kyle Shanahan and General Manager John Lynch have expressed confidence in Jimmy Garoppolo, the 49ers could still upgrade their quarterback in the 2021 offseason.

San Francisco reportedly inquired about trading for Matthew Stafford, though that clearly did not work out. Still, the club still has plenty of avenues to potentially change quarterbacks.

But tight end George Kittle was on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football on Tuesday and once again endorsed his current QB.

“I still believe in Jimmy G. I think he’s an incredible quarterback. I think he can lead us to another Super Bowl. I think we can win a Super Bowl with him,” Kittle said, via NFL Media. “I can’t even talk enough about his leadership skills on and off the field. I feel like I’ve answered this question about 200 times now since I last talked to you guys after last Super Bowl, but I’ll keep dying on the sword because I think Jimmy G’s a fantastic quarterback. He’s got an amazing release, got a great arm and a great touch. So I’m happy to have Jimmy G as my quarterback and I know that we can win with him.”

Kittle dismissed the rumors of the 49ers potentially moving on from Garoppolo as just offseason talk and chatter saying, “What else is there to talk about except our handsome quarterback, Jimmy G?”

But because San Francisco made a pass at Stafford, this situation doesn’t appear to be standard offseason rumors. Garoppolo has been plenty effective as San Francisco’s quarterback when healthy, as evidenced by the 49ers’ conference championship in 2019. But he’s only made it through one full season in three years. San Francisco doing its due diligence on all available quarterbacks makes plenty of sense.

15 responses to “George Kittle: I think we can win a Super Bowl with Jimmy Garoppolo

  1. The guy was in the SB last year. His problem he cannot stay on the field. If released I would love for NE to re-sign him, but I think San Fran may keep him and probably draft a quarterback.

  2. Remember when all the Pats fans were saying Garoppolo was the 2nd best QB in the league behind Brady….

  3. You act like the Niners offered the Lions a deal. They didn’t. They wanted to know what the asking price was. All teams do this. The Niners aren’t getting Watson, they aren’t getting Rodgers and they certainly aren’t going for Cousins. They are going to roll with Jimmy this year. Lynch and Shannahan have already stated this multiple times.

  4. They will only move on if it’s an obvious upgrade, and the only upgrades would be Watson or Wilson. So it’ll be Jimmy G, despite the best efforts of this website to completely fabricate a storyline.

  5. I believe there is a fanbase that says Jordan Love could be had for just a couple of 1st round picks.

    Would have even been more if he dressed for games and beat out Boyle for backup.

  6. When a team says we’re not trading/ interested in improving the team… All are lying

    Everyone is tradesble

  7. Kittle has played with such terrible QBs throughout his career that Jimmy G looks great by comparison. If George ever gets to play with a truly great QB, he will see Jimmy for what he is – a serviceable but unspectacular, middle of the road QB.

  8. They will keep Jimmy G and draft a stud cornerback. If lucky, the broken Ford is rebuilt and run again, they will have Bosa, Ford at both ends, the hungry Kinlaw in the middle with the all-pro Warner, plus a very good corner from draft. Rams’ Stafford will need more hot pads stocked.

  9. He overthrew that one pass in the Super Bowl. Because of that, everyone started calling him a bum.

  10. I keep coming back to something Belichick said of Jimmy G when Garoppolo was still with the Patriots: “He can make all the throws Tom can make.” BB may have said this partially to fire up Brady, but I think he also believed he had Tom’s successor in hand. I still wouldn’t be surprised to see Garoppolo back in a Pat’s uniform at some point.

  11. All the other 31 teams are hoping mr Overrated Jimmy stays with the Niners for the next decade.

  12. billsrock says:
    February 2, 2021 at 12:47 pm
    Remember when all the Pats fans were saying Garoppolo was the 2nd best QB in the league behind Brady….
    ________________

    You got it a little confused. All the Pats fans were saying Garoppolo was the 2nd best QB on the team behind Brady….
    I would recommend a helmet the next time you do a Bills table dive.

  13. lgw91s says:
    February 2, 2021 at 2:34 pm
    billsrock says:
    February 2, 2021 at 12:47 pm
    Remember when all the Pats fans were saying Garoppolo was the 2nd best QB in the league behind Brady….
    ________________

    You got it a little confused. All the Pats fans were saying Garoppolo was the 2nd best QB on the team behind Brady….
    I would recommend a helmet the next time you do a Bills table dive.
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    I have nothing to be confused about. The chowds said it over and over again on this website…

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