Jimmy Garoppolo: Tom Brady showed me the ropes, I’ll do same for Trey Lance

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Trey Lance said that he received a text from Jimmy Garoppolo after the 49ers made him the third overall pick last Thursday night and Lance said he was “super thankful and grateful” that his new teammate reached out to him.

Lance landed with the 49ers after they traded their next two first-round picks to Miami for the third pick and his arrival has obvious implications for Garoppolo’s future with the team. The biggest of them is that Lance is likely to take over the starting job at some point in the future, but Garoppolo insists that won’t stop him from continuing to offer a helping hand.

During an appearance on ESPN Radio, Garoppolo said his experience with Tom Brady after going to the Patriots as a 2014 second-round pick would be a guide to how he’ll work with Lance.

“It’s kind of coming full circle,” Garoppolo said. “You go through this NFL career and you start as a young guy coming in. Tom kind of showed me the ropes. The competition between us was awesome. It really made me grow as a rookie and as a young player. So, that’s kind of what me and Trey, we’ll mold our relationship into that. But it will happen naturally. It’s one of those things you can’t force anything. Just let it come as it may.”

Brady wound up outlasting Garoppolo in New England. It’s unlikely that’s how things will play out with the 49ers, but Garoppolo’s approach is still being guided by his start to life as a professional quarterback.

15 responses to “Jimmy Garoppolo: Tom Brady showed me the ropes, I’ll do same for Trey Lance

  1. There is no fight in this guy at all. I want to hear him say his only goal is to make his HC and GM regret trading away 3 picks that could have been used on players to help the team just to draft the guy who is expected to beat him out of his job. Where is the fire inside this guy?

  2. Put some respect on Jimmy G’s name!!!

    Give a damn about the salary, he’s still a competitor and you don’t make it to any pro league let alone college without being the ultimate competitor

  3. Yeah, the GOAT showed you the ropes… and then was a part of the reason you were shown the door.

  4. I respect that .
    Jimmy is a big boy.
    The way Aaron Rodgers is handling his situation is something else.

  5. GOAT dispensing class, sportsmanship, winning ways and dignity to his disciples and they pass it along.

    That’s the way the world is supposed to work.

  6. supercharger is the kind of guy you find chewing out a coach at a pee wee game because he didn’t go for two before the half.

  7. Not in my DNA folks, sorry. In my dictionary ‘I’ comes before ‘U.’

  8. For years I’ve read and heard that TB12 is not helpful to rookies. Its nice to hear that as I expected those media members are full of crap. Good luck Jimmy G.

  9. Only Jimmy gets ripped for behaving like a professional and putting the team first.

  10. Just to clarify, that was me, ‘The One Hit Wonder’ talking in the earlier post about myself not Jimmy G.

  11. Jimmy knows that he has the job for 2021 and that Lance is the guy thereafter. He has every reason to be the good guy and play his tail off at the same time. The 49ers are lucky to have him.

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