On Monday night, the San Francisco 49ers played their second preseason game against the Denver Broncos. (They won if you care). The next great quarterback in the NFL, Jimmy Garoppolo, played in the first three series of the game.
Let’s look at his amazing stat line: 1-for-6 for 0 yards, an interception and a 0.0 QB Rating.
Jimmy Garoppolo, a future MVP (we were told) threw for ZERO yards and an interception.
Jimmy G looked totally frightened by the pass rush. He stared his receivers down essentially screaming at defenders ‘THIS IS WHO I’M THROWING THE FOOTBALL TO NOW’.
Garoppolo makes Nathan Peterman look like Brett Favre.
You can make the argument that he’s a little rusty as he returns from an ACL injury that took away his 2018 season.
But you can also make the more realistic counter argument that ya boy has no idea how to play football and we were all fooled by the genius of Bill Belichick.
Matt Cassell back.
Garoppolo signed a 5-year $137 million contract last year after a grand total of 7 career starts. He was 7-0 in those starts. That record is beginning to look more like what Tim Tebow did in 2012 leading the Broncos to the playoffs with no ability to play football then what Ben Roethlisberger did in Pittsburgh when he took over for Tommy Maddox in 2004 and didn’t lose a game.
It also doesn’t help that James Garoppolo is playing under Kyle Shanahan, one of these young offensive gurus that ESPN likes to give Orchids of Asia style massages to.
You can certainly say Shanahan proved his greatness last season as he pulled the undrafted QB, Nick Mullens, off the streets and into a stud. Mullens was third in the NFL with 12.9 completions per attempt which basically means Shanahan’s playbook is made for big plays.
Again, Jimmy G threw for *checks notes* zero yards.