49ers’ Kyle Juszczyk Sheds Light on Friendship With Jimmy Garoppolo: ‘I Didn’t Know When Was the Right Time to Say Something to Him’

Published 01/15/2022, 9:10 AM EST
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 01: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on before their game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on November 01, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)


Sometimes a bond between two players becomes so strong that it goes beyond the field. One such bond has been created between the two San Francisco 49ers players. Fullback Kyle Juszczyk and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. 

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Juszczyk wanted to take an opportunity to talk about the quarterback for a moment. Jimmy G will be departing from the 49ers soon. The linebacker wanted to thank Garoppolo for everything. On Friday, before the 49ers departed for their Sunday’s first-round NFC playoff game, Juszczyk spoke his heart out for Garoppolo. 

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Kyle Juszczyk praising Jimmy Garoppolo

There was a possibility that the 49ers would not make it to the playoffs. On top of that, they have also decided to trade to No. 3 in the 2021 NFL Draft. It means Jimmy Garoppolo would be their QB for a limited amount of time. Before the 49ers and Jimmy G parted ways, Juszczyk did not want to leave anything unsaid.

“I’d been thinking about it all week, and I didn’t know when was the right time to say something to him,” said linebacker Kyle Juszczyk for Garoppolo. “He’s been my quarterback for five years. And I just wanted to let him know that I appreciated him, and all the ups and downs that we’ve had. He’s been such a pro and such a friend and a great teammate through the whole thing.”

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This was such a heartfelt message by Juszczyk. He thanked the QB for being a good friend on and off the field. Garoppolo has led the 49ers through some rough times. Kyle Juszczyk appreciated all the efforts done by him.

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It seems like the 49ers will be moving forward with Trey Lance as their main quarterback soon. Kyle Juszczyk believes that Jimmy Garoppolo could be leaving the team soon, so he wanted to give Jimmy one last message.

 The San Francisco 49ers have made it to the playoffs. Their regular season ended with a record of 10-7. In the wild-card round the 49ers are set to face off against the Dallas Cowboys. The game will not be easy, but San Francisco will not go down without a fight.

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This could possibly be the very last time we see Kyle Juszczyk and Jimmy Garoppolo play on the same side together.  

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Gurjyot Singh Dadial

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Sports journalist by day, gamer by night and a gym addict by morning. Gurjyot has been a lifelong fan of Wrestling, Contact sports, Rock music and Video games. With a degree in English Literature and Economics from Patkar College, Mumbai, he is set out to conquer every task he sets his mind to.

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