Jimmy Garoppolo: It’s never going to be pretty, but we find a way

NFC Divisional Playoffs - San Francisco 49ers v Green Bay Packers
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The 49ers offense didn’t score a touchdown on Saturday night, but the team is still going to the NFC Championship Game.

A blocked punt late in the fourth quarter was returned for a game-tying touchdown by Talanoa Hufanga and the 49ers were able to come up with a 44-yard drive in the final minutes to set up Robbie Gould‘s game-winning field goal as time expired on a 13-10 win. Those 44 yards gave the 49ers 212 total yards for the night and they blew chances for more points with an interception and a failure to convert on fourth down, but quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo said the result was what matters at the end of the day.

“It’s just how we win. It’s never going to be pretty, but we find a way,” Garoppolo said, via 49ersWebzone.com.

Garoppolo’s performance — 11-of-19 for 131 yards — won’t convince any doubters of his fitness for the job, but tight end George Kittle doesn’t believe those players exist in the 49ers locker room.

“People just try to pull him down, and all he does is try to deliver,” Kittle said. “He leads this team, he has a sense of calm in the huddle, he has a sense of calm in the storm, and he allows us to play football at a high level.”

Trey Lance‘s presence makes Garoppolo’s future with the 49ers an open question, but he’ll be starting the conference title game for the second time in three years and that makes the present pretty enjoyable.

33 responses to “Jimmy Garoppolo: It’s never going to be pretty, but we find a way

  1. Luckiest QB in the league. He could have been pick-sixed 3 times in the second half with those ducks he was throwing out to the right side.

  2. If Tampa wins, it’ll be Jimmy at Brady while Bill curses at home…

  3. Cousins won as many playoff games as Rogers the past 5 years. Let that sink in fake stock holders!

  4. Jimmy is frustrating and inconsistent and injury prone, but he’s also humble and a class act which makes it hard to stay mad at him when he plays badly.

  5. As good as he can be, between the injuries and the at least one bone-headed throw a game that can cost you the game, Jimmy is never going to be a guy you will go into a game fully confident in.

  6. What will Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers front office do with Trey Lance if Jimmy Garoppolo somehow wills a super bowl for San Francisco? Trade Jimmy to the highest bidder in the offseason? Keep Jimmy a few more season to allow Trey Lance to sit,watch,learn and gain experience?(perhaps learning how to read a defense and getting past his first read before tucking the ball and running)

  7. Niners keep Jimmy G and have an open competition in camp next year. Lance may very well be a backup for two seasons.

  8. Jimmy G is really bad. I can’t believe he’s still starting. The Niners continue to win despite his play. It’s shocking.

  9. It was Aaron Rodgers who had the ball twice in the final quarter with the game on the line and got nothing but three and outs. It was Jimmy Garoppolo who took control and drove his team 44 yards to the victory. Yet people are saying the Packers’ loss was all on their special teams. Nope. Rodgers lost it. Jimmy won it.

  10. Of course, if Kittle had caught that pass across the middle in the first half, he might still be running. There were some drops of passes by the 49ers. But none of that really matters when Rodgers isn’t capable of putting up more than 1 TD the entire game. And that was a rushing TD by a RB. Rodgers didn’t actually put up any points, the RB and Kicker did.

  11. Gotta say with 2 gritty performances by Jimmy G just raised his stock big time. His numbers were not good yesterday but he made big plays when it mattered. That was a great win for the 49ers

  12. Jimmy did what he had to do to win.There are so many Qbs in this league that are worse than garapollo, Look no further than Kyler Murray or Dak Prescott to name a couple. Greenbay lost because they ran into the best defense in the league. Niners have alot of weapons and they make plays when they have too.

  13. ST were a problem all season. Yesterday was not different then much of the season with the exception Rodgers and company were able to bail the team out of the oopsies. Yesterday the failed and quite honestly, they had many games they barely won so they were not a dominate team to begin with.
    I see Rodgers either moving on or retiring. He sure as heck doesn’t want that legacy of losing the big ones. Three in a row should be enough.

  14. Congratulations to the 49er’s for their victory last night. They took advantage of our poor special teams, and made the Packers pay for it. They also made Rodgers look pedestrian. I didn’t think there was any way the 49ers could win, but I was wrong. Good luck the rest of the way.

  15. Jimmy’s cashed $114 million in NFL paychecks over 7 years. He can laugh at his detractors. All the way to the bank.

  16. January 23, 2022 at 10:10 am
    The Cleveland Browns gotaways list…Paul Brown…Bill Belichick…Kyle Shanahan…


    Belichik got fired. He was horrible in Cleveland. He had one good year. One!

  17. They are winning with terrible qb play. If they had a competent qb , they’d be blowing teams out.

  18. The farther the Niners go, the more it’s going to hurt when Jimmy finally does us in.

  19. Garoppolo’s stat line would look a lot better if Kittle & Co. had hung on to a few passes in the first half.

  20. The 49ers could have drafted Mac Jones. He can ran Shanahan’s system on a rookie contract and win a SB.

  21. Deebo and Kittle bailed them out at the end. Some of Jimmy Whiteshoe’s soft throws to his right should have been picked off by the Packers

  22. From what I saw, I think Aaron Rodgers lost this game as much as anything. How many times did he force the ball to Adams instead of checking down to other receivers? On those last two throws in the 4th, he forced the ball to Adams when he was covered and he had other receivers open from what I saw. It was like once the Niners doubled Adams, Rodgers refused to go to other guys. Sure, there were a couple of drops by those guys, but, still, you gotta go to someone else if Adams is covered.

  23. ariani1985 says:
    January 23, 2022 at 9:22 am
    Cousins won as many playoff games as Rogers the past 5 years. Let that sink in fake stock holders!
    Rodgers 2 wins
    Cousins 1 win.

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