Jimmy Garoppolo QB SF (11) 2 days ago
Garoppolo will play at least one series during Saturday's preseason game in Houston, Matt Barrows of The Athletic Bay Area reports. "I see it [his playing time] pretty similar to the first game," coach Kyle Shanahan said Thursday. "We'll feel it out. But he'll probably go a little more. I wouldn't expect much more."
Garoppolo was contained to one series last Thursday against the Cowboys, completing three of six passes for 34 yards. Among the attempts, three were directed at Marquise Goodwin, who has developed into Garoppolo's favorite target in his first training camp with the 49ers. With regard to this next exhibition, Garoppolo won't have three key members of the offense -- running backs Jerick McKinnon (calf) and Matt Breida (shoulder), plus tight end George Kittle (shoulder) -- at his disposal, so Shanahan can't be blamed for yanking the quarterback after just 1-2 possessions.
Jimmy Garoppolo QB SF (11) 1 week ago
Garoppolo completed three of six passes for 36 yards during Thursday's preseason opener against the Cowboys.
Garoppolo completed passes to three different receivers, but only one of those went for more than nine yards as the first-team offense mustered a short drive before punting. His night was over after that initial series, but there isn't much for the organization's brass to see with the star signal caller. Garoppolo should play more next week against the Texans and will look to make a bigger splash as he inches closer to his first full season with the 49ers.
Jimmy Garoppolo QB SF (11) 2 weeks ago
Garoppolo is scheduled to start Thursday's preseason game against Dallas, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Garoppolo will adhere to the usual pattern for a starting quarterback, playing into the second quarter in the second preseason game and then handling the entire first half in the third game (he'll sit out the preseason finale). While many teams now hold their top quarterback out for the opener, the Niners understandably want Garoppolo to get plenty of live reps in preparation for his first full season as a starter.
Jimmy Garoppolo QB SF (11) 2 months ago
Garoppolo has been building chemistry with a healthy Pierre Garcon (neck) throughout the offseason, Keiana Martin of the 49ers' official website reports.
Flush with cap space, the 49ers passed on the likes of Sammy Watkins and Allen Robinson this offseason, instead locking in Garoppolo on a five-year, $137.5 million contract and signing RB Jerick McKinnon and G/C Weston Richburg. The team then used its first two draft picks on offensive players, selecting RT Mike McGlinchey at No. 9 overall and WR Dante Pettis at No. 44. While not the most exciting approach for fantasy purposes, it makes perfect sense if the team is confident in the continued development of Marquise Goodwin (back), Trent Taylor (back) and TE George Kittle. Garoppolo doesn't have the most exciting weapons, but it's a diverse group that should be vastly improved from what he worked with late last season. McKinnon is a huge upgrade on Carlos Hyde in the passing game, and Garcon is far more reliable than any of the players that took over his snaps in the second half of last year.
Jimmy Garoppolo QB SF (11) 6 months ago1 Comment
Garoppolo and the 49ers agreed Thursday on a five-year, $137.5 million contract, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
It was a foregone conclusion that San Francisco would extend Garoppolo to a long-term deal after he led the team to a 5-0 record as starter following his midseason acquisition from New England while throwing for 1,560 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions across six total appearances. Despite having only seven career starts to his name over his four NFL campaigns, Garoppolo's late-season success with the 49ers resulted in him being lavished with the largest contract in NFL history in terms of average annual salary ($27.5 million per year). The huge financial investment puts significant pressure on Garoppolo heading into 2018, but the quality numbers he was able to put up with a lackluster supporting cast offers optimism that his production will take another leap forward with the return of top wideout Pierre Garcon (neck) from injury, in addition to the likelihood that the 49ers add more weapons to the passing game via free agency and/or the draft during the offseason.
Jimmy Garoppolo QB SF (11) 6 months ago
Garoppolo and the 49ers have gained significant momentum in negotiations on a long-term contract extension and could strike a deal in the near future, a source informed Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
A long-term deal with the 49ers always seemed to be in store for Garoppolo after he was acquired from the Patriots prior to the trade deadline, and San Francisco's interest in extending him likely only intensified after the quarterback guided the team to a 5-0 record in his starts while completing 67 percent of his passes for 1,542 yards and six touchdowns. Per Rapoport, Garoppolo's new contract is expected to place him among the upper echelon of quarterbacks in terms of average annual salary. Garoppolo's eventual signing with the 49ers would mark the second major domino to fall among unsettled quarterback situations this offseason after the Redskins recently agreed to acquire Alex Smith from the Chiefs and sign Smith to a four-year, $94 million extension.
Jimmy Garoppolo QB SF (11) 8 months ago
Garoppolo completed 20 of 33 pass attempts for 292 yards, two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions in Sunday's 34-13 victory over the Rams.
The 26-year-old cruised to his fifth straight victory against a Rams squad that rested 17 of its starters with nothing left to prove during the regular season. While the scoreboard displayed a lopsided result, Garoppolo endured uncharacteristic stints of inaccuracy against a defensive unit that was without standouts Aaron Donald, Mark Barron, and Lamarcus Joyner; most notably on his second interception of the game where he sailed a pass way over his intended target that landed safely in Kevin Peterson's hands for an easy pick. His 61 percent completion rate tied his previous season low from Week 13's matchup against the Texans. This was also the first time that the Eastern Illinois product had thrown multiple interceptions in the same contest. Garoppolo reminded everyone of his pin-point accuracy when he dropped an absolute dime into Garrett Celek's breadbasket for a 28-yard gain in the 3rd quarter that eventually led to Carlos Hyde's second touchdown on the day. All things considered, the good outweighed the bad in another strong fantasy performance. Garoppolo wraps up his undefeated five-start stretch with a 69 percent completion rate, 1268 passing yards, six total touchdowns and three interceptions. Considering how successful this new partnership has been, it would be surprising to see the unrestricted free agent in any uniform other than red and gold next season, especially considering San Francisco projects to have $130 million in cap space in 2018. Assuming they spend some of those additional funds on improving their shoddy offensive line, we may not have seen Jimmy G's true potential quite yet.
Jimmy Garoppolo QB SF (11) 8 months ago4 Comments
Garoppolo completed 21-of-30 passes for 242 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against Jacksonville on Sunday. He added a third touchdown on the ground.
Despite facing off against what might be the best pass defense the NFL has seen in years, Garoppolo took a meager supporting cast and led his team to 44 points against the Jaguars. In taking down a Jacksonville defense featuring both the league's strongest pass rush and top corner rotation, Garoppolo continues to vindicate San Francisco's decision to trade a second-round pick to acquire his rights. He gets a tough Rams pass defense next week, but it's a more favorable draw the Jaguars by any standard.
Jimmy Garoppolo QB SF (11) 8 months ago
Garoppolo completed 31 of 43 pass attempts for 381 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 25-23 win over the Titans.
Garoppolo completed 72 percent of his pass attempts, spreading the ball around the nine different receivers. He averaged a healthy 8.9 yards per attempt as he eclipsed his previous career high in passing yardage. Perhaps most impressively, he led four scoring drives in the fourth quarter, including one that put Robbie Gould in position to hit the game-winning 48-yard field goal as time expired. Garoppolo's acquisition has gone swimmingly for the 49ers, as he's averaged 336 yards per game while leading the team to a 3-0 record in his three starts. He'll face his toughest challenge yet against the ferocious Jaguars defense next week.
Jimmy Garoppolo QB SF (11) 8 months ago
Garoppolo completed 20 of 33 passes for 334 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 26-16 win at Houston.
Garoppolo was intercepted in Houston territory during the first quarter, but led a scoring drive capped by a Carlos Hyde run in the second. He added a six-yard touchdown pass to Garrett Celek late in the third quarter after hitting the tight end for a 61-yard gain earlier in the drive. While the former Patriots quarterback hasn't moved the needle much in terms of fantasy production himself, his presence under center has instilled some life into San Francisco's other offensive players. That effect was evident with Hyde here, as the veteran running back's touchdown in this one was his first since Week 6.