Jimmy Garoppolo: You have to be ready for anything

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The 49ers took Trey Lance with the third overall pick in the draft last week in a move that sets up an eventual changing of the guard at quarterback.

It’s not a situation Jimmy Garoppolo is wholly unfamiliar with. He was a Patriots second-round pick in 2014 and seen as a possible successor to Tom Brady, but wound up being traded to the 49ers in 2017. The 49ers signed him to a long-term contract, but injuries have limited him to one full season with the team and helped set the stage for the Lance pick.

During a Tuesday appearance on The DA Show, Garoppolo said those experiences have taught him that “you have to be ready for anything” and that’s why he doesn’t feel frustrated by the way things have played out this offseason.

“No, not really,” Garoppolo said, via WEEI.com. “Like my dad was saying, my dad is an electrician, grew up in a blue-collar household — it’s just one of those things you have to roll with the punches. Whatever opportunity presents itself you have to be ready to take advantage of it. That is what I have done my entire career and that is what I am going to keep doing. Like my dad said, nothing is going to be handed to me. Nothing is going to be handed to anyone in this league. You have to go in there and work.”

The 49ers have said that Garoppolo is the starter until further notice, so he’s got an opportunity to take advantage of in the coming months. If he does, there will be a future for him as an No. 1 quarterback even if it isn’t with the 49ers.

41 responses to “Jimmy Garoppolo: You have to be ready for anything

  1. Jimmy is a good looking guy with many millions of dollars at his disposal. Somehow I think he will just fine

  2. The good news is that the guy they drafted to replace you has apparently never run a 2 minute drill, so I’m thinking he won’t be your starter in SF for a while yet.

  3. Hopefully Jimmy G stays healthy, Has a big year and earns a big contract next season.

  4. Jimmy Garoppolo has a record of 36-12 in his career. He has won 75% of his games. He took his team to the Super Bowl and people are acting as if he is washed up. How are you going to get better than those stats.

  5. collectordude says:
    May 4, 2021 at 11:14 am
    jimmy glass will never lead a team to a Super Bowl win.

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    That same statement applies to the vast majority of QBs who have ever player or ever will play in the NFL

  6. I predict that Garoppolo will have a career year, this year.

    He’s had time for the ACL to fully heal and now he has a backup that will push him to be better.

  7. louiegrandie says:
    May 4, 2021 at 11:13 am
    Jimmy Garoppolo has a record of 36-12 in his career. He has won 75% of his games. He took his team to the Super Bowl and people are acting as if he is washed up. How are you going to get better than those stats
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    Keep it going. Brady has won 75% for over 20 years now. 264-80

  8. The difference between Jimmy G and Rodgers – Rodgers may have better stats and a ring to his name but Jimmy G comes across as being unselfish and having far superior team leadership qualities.

  9. I thought this is the part where you’re supposed to say you won’t play another down for the franchise unless they fire the GM.

  10. Be ready for the 49ers to ask for a big paycut around late August/early September

  11. Jimmy G has a wealth of 49ers resources available to him like Roger Craig and Jerry Rice who were rarely injured. He needs to speak with them to find out what they did in the off season that made them so durable, and Steve Young should be his mentor as he is the best resource, and best product of the Shanahan offenses. If anybody can teach Jimmy G the basic principles of the Shanahan offense and how to succeed in it – it’s Steve Young.

  12. patsbrat says:
    May 4, 2021 at 11:40 am
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    Keep it going. Brady has won 75% for over 20 years now. 264-80

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    I think that’s the point. With that kind of winning percentage, you should have the opportunity to keep it going. He’s got the same pctg as Brady, and people are acting like he’s had some kind of decline. He’s pretty good.

  13. By my calculations, after this year, Jimmy will have collected over $100 million from the 49ers. Only has to have one more good year to probably get another contract to bank another $100 mil, and then retire on a mid sized yacht in Monte Carlo. Already has a couple of rings to show his guests. I would say the man leads a charmed life.

  14. Their HC has shipwrecked the 49ers future with blundering the 3rd over all pick and the price he paid to get there…

  15. Some guys are ultra competitive and other guys are like “ho hum, whatever happens happens I’m just going to get in there and try my best golly gee yadda yadda…” Guess which kind of guy Jimmy G is.

  16. Jimmy G. will always be on someones roster. Sam Bradford could not seem to stay healthy but if you look up his career earnings you’ll be shocked.

  17. lgw91s says:
    Already has a couple of rings to show his guests.
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    Terrific. I can hear the conversation now:
    “Hey guys, wanna to see my two Super Bowl rings? The best part is, I didn’t have to make a single contribution to get them, but I had the best seat in the house while others were earning them. Pretty neat, huh?”

  18. I think that the move to get Trey Lace was great. Did they give away more than they needed to? Maybe, but that really doesn’t matter.

    The point is that they wanted Lance. Shanahan knew that it was a rare opportunity to get a QB with such a huge upside. If Lance had played in 2020, there’s a good chance that he would have gone first or second in the draft, and the Niners couldn’t have gotten him.

    The Niners traded away a lot, but they had a lot to trade. They have a great, young team that will be competitive for years, and now they have two excellent quarterbacks.

  19. tyelee says:
    May 4, 2021 at 12:16 pm
    Their HC has shipwrecked the 49ers future with blundering the 3rd over all pick and the price he paid to get there…
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    We probably need to give it at least two years. But, yes, if Lance is not a Franchise QB then the trade is certainly a GM career ender for Lynch, but Shanahan will still find a gig as an Offensive assistant somewhere.

  20. radar8 says:
    May 4, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    The Niners traded away a lot, but they had a lot to trade. They have a great, young team that will be competitive for years, and now they have two excellent quarterbacks.
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    No one has any idea what Lance will or won’t be. He might be the second coming of Mahomes, or he might be a complete bust. All we know is the 49ers gave up 2 #1s for the right to draft him #3 and guarantee him 30 million based on a tiny sample size at a small school against inferior competition.

  21. He is right. You do have to be ready for anything. Like that song says: “You Ready For This?”

  22. Jimmy G doesn’t past the eye test…sure he has been involved when his teams have won 75% of their games but he folds when the game is on the line and HE has to go get a win.

  23. I think Kyle is already studying the possibility of a platoon system ala NO. The kid will need reps and you don’t get them riding the pine.

  24. theconfluence says:
    May 4, 2021 at 11:11 am
    The good news is that the guy they drafted to replace you has apparently never run a 2 minute drill, so I’m thinking he won’t be your starter in SF for a while yet.
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    The bad news is that Jimmy has nearly the same chance of running the two-minute offense as he does to being sidelined with an injury.

  25. louiegrandie says:
    May 4, 2021 at 11:13 am
    Jimmy Garoppolo has a record of 36-12 in his career. He has won 75% of his games. He took his team to the Super Bowl and people are acting as if he is washed up. How are you going to get better than those stats.

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    That’s his regular season record if you count games he came in relief. His record is 26-9 (still really good), but it doesn’t factor in all of the time missed due to injury.

    You want to get better than those stats you listed? Get on the field. He has missed 25 games due to injury.

  26. OBI WAN KENOBI JEDI VOICE; Careful, young Luke… the stench of Seahawks fans is strong here…

  27. Is Jimmy G not healthy enough due to his coaching he received at SF? He was fine when in New England. Well enough for SF to give him a $120M contract after a half season actual game playing. He maybe fine under different coaches or coaching system

  28. A player who seems to understand that regardless of everything else. It’s not personal, it’s strictly business. The fact that the customers live and die and pour their souls out year after year is the meeting of oil and water where motivations collide. It’s why we have all screamed as we’ve seen a cut, or a trade made or not made for our team, “Why?!?!? He would help right now!!!” We are passionate customers of businesses that do their damndest to remove that passion as they operate and make decisions. It’s actually quite a paradox that we all enjoy so much year after year considering only 3% end up happy at the end. Then we go again.

  29. With the NFL Network talking about the 49ers so much, they must have decided to let them be in the super bowl this season.

  30. I heard this interview live this morning. JG knows he is gone after this season unless the team goes undefeated and wins the SB.

    It’s 50/50 he stays even if JG wins the SB this year.
    I also heard the John Lynch Bay Area interview. Kyle was checking Trey Lance in early January and was sold on him by the end of the month.

    Both Jimmy G and Raheem Mostert are gone after 2021

  31. louiegrandie says:
    May 4, 2021 at 11:13 am
    Jimmy Garoppolo has a record of 36-12 in his career. He has won 75% of his games. He took his team to the Super Bowl and people are acting as if he is washed up. How are you going to get better than those stats.

    Are you really including his college days? There’s absolutely no way he’s started 48 NFL games. He’s only started 31 of a possible 53 games as QB for SF. A starter needs to be available more than 60% of the time.

  32. If Jimmy stays healthy, and that’s a huge if, and if there’s a true competition for the job, Garoppolo could have the starting job for 3 more years. But I doubt he stays healthy, and I don’t believe for one minute there will be a fair competition. When you trade up for the #3 pick, you remove the word competition from your vocabulary. It could be similar to Tua and Fitzpatrick. They force Tua on the field, and he’s not even close to Fitz. Maybe in the future, but certainly not in the present. But the future is not a for sure. It’s just speculation and projection. It’s hope and prayer.

  33. New England would have been perfect for him but now that Mac Jones is over there and he’s even more Brady like and more likely to advance to be a starter soon. I hope Jimmy can find a team with a sysyem similar to the Pats for him to prosper so he can once again establish as a franchise quarterback.

    His deep ball might be subpar. But with his quick release, he can slice and dice defense in the right system. Shanahan’s play action style may not be the most suitable for Jimmy. Again, I hope he eventually finds the right team… and stay healthy!

  34. Jimmy has averaged 25 passing TDs every 16 starts. He has averaged 13 INTs every 16 starts. That is less TDs than the NFL team average and more INTs than the NFL team average over the last 3 years since his big contract. So, cherry picking his W/L record is trying to avoid the obvious.

    He also won 75% of his four playoff games, with 2 TDs, 3 INTs and 427 yards total over the 4 games as his contribution. And the icing on the cake is his missing 48% of his starts since being handed the biggest contract in the NFL at the time. Those are the facts.

    And guys like that don’t put up a stink when you draft their replacement.

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