Kyle Shanahan’s San Francisco 49ers made their way to a ‘statement’ win over the New England Patriots on Sunday. Backup running back Jeffrey Wilson stole the show with an outstanding individual display with three rushing TDs. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, however, had a rather average outing at the Gillette Stadium.
Jimmy G has thrown for 1.000+ yards with seven TDs and four interceptions in five games this season. In the latest 6-33 win over the Patriots, he threw for 270+ yards and threw two INTs. He failed to score a single touchdown as Wilson and Shanahan’s famous ‘running scheme’ bailed him out of some major embarrassment.
Is Jimmy Garoppolo’s future with the 49ers riding on his performance this season?
Jimmy Garoppolo’s tenure in San Francisco could be over sooner than fans anticipated. The ‘easy on the eye’ quarterback has endured a tough season thus far. He has been dealing with a high-ankle injury since Week Two, but now appears fit to reclaim his spot as the 49ers starting quarterback.
However, sources from within the Red and Gold claim that Garoppolo might not be around when the season starts in 2021.
“It could go in a few different directions, and is it possible he’s not the guy next year? That’s fair, I don’t think that’s lost on anybody,” an inside source told CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora.
Garoppolo has the backing of coach Shanahan and teammates like George Kittle, Raheem Mostert, and others. But, if he fails to get to the next level, he might as well say goodbye to his ‘first-choice’ status with the Niners.
Surprisingly, Jimmy G’s opponent on Sunday, Julian Edelman, was all praise for the 49ers quarterback. Good looks, killer arm, and a quick release, Mr. Garoppolo has it all as per the Patriots wide receiver.
“Jimmy, he can play football. He’s got that little gun-slinger mentality, he’s got that quick release, he’s handsome. He’s got it all. I don’t play against Jimmy G, I’ll play against the defense, I’ll be playing against the 49ers defense.”
“But, it will be weird and kind of cool to see him in my hometown uniform that I grew up watching coming to Foxborough to play us this weekend,” Edelman added.
After today’s win, the Red and Gold are up to a 4-3 record in the league. They remain at the bottom of the NFC West table but just moved a step closer to catching Los Angeles Rams and Kyler Murray’s Arizona Cardinals.