Jimmy Garoppolo: We’ll worry about next year when we get there

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49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has gone from odd man out to next man up. Now, with seven regular-season games left on his current contract and a one-way ticket to free agency after the season, he says he’s not thinking about next year.

“I’m trying to worry about red zone [offense] today,” Garoppolo told reporters when asked about the future on Friday. “No, I’ll worry about that at the end of the year. There’s too much going on right now, especially in a short week like this. It’s been a bit of a catch-up week, so had to catch up on sleep, catch up on our film stuff, but yeah, we’ll worry about that when we get there.”

The 49ers played the Cardinals in Mexico City on Monday night. The 49ers host the Saints on Sunday.

Garoppolo was asked how he keeps his focus on the task at hand.

“I think routine’s a big part of it,” Garoppolo said. “I just love football, man, so that kind of makes it easy. There will be times throughout the season where you want to kick back a little bit and relax, but no, I love football. It’s easy waking up every morning, going after it, and we don’t have to work real jobs, we’re football players, so we’re lucky man, you have to take advantage of it.”

Garoppolo took advantage of an opportunity to stay in San Francisco and then, when starter Trey Lance suffered a broken ankle, became the guy again. It took a while; as reporters pointed out to him today, he took some body blows after the Week Three loss to the Broncos. Now, Garoppolo is the man, all over again.

“That’s that the life of a quarterback,” Garoppolo said. “It’s always going to be a rollercoaster. Every season is, no one’s going to just be perfect the whole season, but I think the good teams find a way to just be right down the middle during the ups and downs. A lot of things are said out there. A lot of people have opinions, but our locker room is steady. I think we have a good group of leaders in there, which plays a big role and the rest of the guys kind of follow suit and it’s worked out well for us.”

There could be a different “us” for Garoppolo next year. Unless the 49ers sign him to a new deal, he’ll become a free agent in March. The better he plays this year, the more teams will consider adding him in 2023.

23 responses to “Jimmy Garoppolo: We’ll worry about next year when we get there

  1. I’ll be very disappointed if we don’t resign him. A great qb and a class act.

  2. Going to be really fun watching what the 49ers and Jimmy end up doing. The way the team treated him it would be: pay me big time or pound sand big time.

  3. Jimmy will have an interesting offseason ahead of him. I feel he is either going to NY to play under Saleh or, assuming they move on from Carr, go to Vegas to play under McDaniels.

  4. He should be the hottest free agent out there after the season. He could start for at least 6 teams and be an upgrade

  5. He’s what he has always been: roughly the tenth best QB in the league, a class act, and an injury history that may be overblown. SF is a great situation for him: serious offensive weapons plus excellent defense. I’m not an SF fan, but I wouldn’t mind seeing him get another shot at the Super Bowl in a few months.

  6. The 49er’s would be very foolish NOT to resign him to a long-term deal. They got very lucky the kid got hurt and Jimmi G was right there to fill in. Trey Lance is a bust-o Stats dont lie Jimmi G. is the better QB

  7. Oh great.
    Now the media is going to bug JG about next year when this year is not even done yet.

  8. Jimmy G is the best bang for your buck QB in the league this year. I’d pay him Russell Wilson money before I’d pay Russ, Russell Wilson money.

  9. Niners are a laugh a minute.

    They want to dump him so bad they give up 3 firsts for him and now they want to give him a massive new contract.

    This for the guy who can’t throw deep.

    LOL

    Desperate much?

  10. NFL (Niners Football League) says:
    November 25, 2022 at 7:54 pm
    I’ll be very disappointed if we don’t resign him. A great qb and a class act.
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    Class act for sure but there’s recency bias here. He’s not a great QB but a pretty good one who’ll make a dumb decision that make niners fans do a face palm. Remember the sled inflicted safety a few games ago? I worry that he’ll cost us a game in a crucial situation.

  11. Re-sign him, get what we can for Lance who’ll be an incentive based project for someone. We blew that trade big time.

  12. He should accept anything to stay put. Without by far the best group of skill position talent, an elite defense around him in the league and a great offensive minded head coach he will get exposed and look like Jared Goff.

  13. I love that Jimmy doesn’t clown it up when drama is injected in his position. He’s steady, unflappable, and from all measures, a great teammate.

    The 49ers are the perfect fit for him. Where could he go with the talent and defense that is present with the 49ers? I think they’ll find a mutually acceptable deal to keep him in SF.

  14. Can’t imagine SF letting him get away. Especially with Trey looking like the next Jamarcus Russell. But, stranger things have happened.

  15. I rate Jimmy as a franchise QB , and probably around 10-15 overall. I think that he will probably end up at the Jets. He is a massive improvement on Wilson , White and Flacco , and they have a talented , young roster , so will make the playoffs. He will get a good contract , so it’s a win : win all round. Except for Zach Wilson !.

  16. higheriqthanyou says:
    November 25, 2022 at 10:18 pm
    Niners are a laugh a minute.

    They want to dump him so bad they give up 3 firsts for him and now they want to give him a massive new contract.

    This for the guy who can’t throw deep.

    LOL

    Desperate much?
    —————————————-
    What are you talking about? The 49ers haven’t said they were going to give a massive contract to anyone.

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