49ers Coach Kyle Shanahan All Praise for Jimmy Garoppolo Despite Tasting Bitter Defeat Against Green Bay Packers

Published 09/27/2021, 9:36 AM EDT
Sep 26, 2021; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws a pass during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports


San Francisco 49ers put on a show against the Green Bay Packers as Jimmy Garoppolo went full throttle, but failed to produce results. The match was very close and in the end; it was the competitiveness of Aaron Rodgers that sealed them the victory by 28-30.

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Niners head coach now has to reassess his lineup to make amends in his gameplay approach, but when asked about the quarterback’s performance during the game, he replied, “I thought Jimmy played real well tonight.”

Sep 26, 2021; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Trey Sermon (28) celebrates with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Jimmy Garoppolo impresses Kyle Shanahan

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With two wins in a row, the Packers are on their way to build a winning mentality and with Aaron Rodgers back in his form; the Packers look brutal than ever. However, Jimmy still managed to give an on-par competition to him.

Jimmy completed 25 passes out of 40 attempts, covering 257 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Rodgers hurled 23 successful passes out of 33 attempts covering 261 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions.

Sep 19, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan on the sidelines against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

“You always worry with Aaron on the other side,” Shanahan said after the game. “That’s why we didn’t use any timeouts. We wanted to take it down. Hell of an effort by Juszczyk to get it in. I think [Garoppolo] hit the last guy in the progression and it was a hell of an effort after the catch.” (H/T  Niners Nation)

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A close encounter between the Niners and the Packers

At the end of the game, when Green Bay was trailing the Niners by one point, the guests sealed their victory with just 34 seconds in the timer. Jimmy’s efforts were clearly visible on the field as well as on his stats. But the defense failed to hold on to the Packers for a few more seconds.

Sep 26, 2021; Santa Clara, California, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) gestures during the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle will make a few necessary changes to the lineup to bring fruitful results next week, but one thing is for sure; the quarterback spot will be reserved for Jimmy only.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee, an NFL writer for EssentiallySports, has completed his graduation in English and Economics. The previous content marketing intern has a combined passion for both writing and NFL. He is a self-professed geek, who loves to play chess and football in his spare time.

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