The Jimmy Garoppolo-led San Francisco 49ers started the 2020 NFL season as one of the favorites to make the Super Bowl for the second year running. However, eight weeks into the season, that prediction couldn’t be farther from reality.
The Niners stand dead last in the NFC West Division with a 4-4 record. In addition to that, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and TE George Kittle suffered long-term injuries in their latest loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 8.
Garoppolo had already missed two games due to injury this season. In six games, Jimmy has thrown for 1,000+ yards with 7 TDs and 5 interceptions. What does this latest injury mean for the experienced NFL quarterback?
Popular American sportscaster Colin Cowherd is renowned for his brutal two-minute rants. The latest victim of his detailed outburst was the injured San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo.
Cowherd claimed that the now 29-year-old star is nearing his exit from the San Francisco 49ers dressing room. He said, “Just because your career can end in one city doesn’t mean your career is over.
“I’ve worked in the media for a long time. Just because you leave one place and infuriate a boss or doesn’t quite work, it doesn’t mean your career’s over. People reinvent themselves and pivot all the time. Jimmy Garoppolo is hurt again.
“He’s going to miss multiple weeks. And I’m just going to say it now. It’s over for Jimmy Garoppolo in San Francisco. There are three things as a quarterback that will end your career for one team.
“You’re inconsistent, Garoppolo is. The coach has lost faith in him, and the coach has, and you can’t stay healthy. He’s done in San Francisco.”
Jimmy Garoppolo was a second-round draft pick by the New England Patriots in 2014. He moved to the 49ers in 2017 after playing backup to Tom Brady for 3 years.
With the decline of the Patriots and the uncertainty surrounding Cam Newton, is Jimmy G the man that Bill Belichick will bring in to steady the ship in Boston?
“I think New England could give him a run. New England has a history of very good offensive line play. You know, Belichick is gonna play good defense and protect his quarterbacks. I mean, that’s kind of what they do.
“And they know Garoppolo, and they like Garoppolo. And maybe they’ll be too good to get a top-three quarterback in the draft.
“But we know the history of Garoppolo in New England, but when I looked at this injury, I’m like, okay, it’s over. I’ve said this before in broadcasting and in quarterbacks like it’s over before anybody admits it’s over,” Cowherd included.
Garoppolo’s future will depend on the extent of his injury and the performance of the 49ers over the remainder of the season. After a strong outing in 2019, it seems like the Red and Gold have taken a step back in 2020.
Fans will hope for Kyle Shanahan’s boys to turn things around in the next 8 weeks.