Posted: 6/23/2020 10:48 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo was blitzed on a league-high 39.5 percent of his dropbacks in 2019, according to Pro Football Focus.
Posted: 6/19/2020 1:11 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo threw 127 passes with at least eight defenders in the box in 2019 - the second-highest total in the league - according to Pro Football Focus.
Posted: 6/05/2020 5:23 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo continues to receive lavish praise from the team this offseason, the latest coming from head coach Kyle Shanahan on Thursday, June 4. 'When you have to talk to Jimmy about one of the best quarterbacks of all time (Tom Brady) being available, I know Jimmy has a goal to be that,' Shanahan said on a video call with reporters. 'I know Jimmy. I believe Jimmy has the ability to be that, and that's what both of us are going for. If we can get him there and he has the ability to do it, we're going to be pretty happy with who we have for a long time.'
Huddle Up: Jimmy G. is coming off his first full season as a starter, and he finished 14th among fantasy QBs. If the Niners become less run-heavy and Garoppolo makes good use of the team's improved receiving corps, he could sneak into the low-end QB1 range.
Posted: 5/08/2020 5:10 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo received a solid vote of confidence from general manager John Lynch during a recent podcast interview with a team beat reporter. 'He (Garoppolo) takes a lot of heat for a guy who had excellent numbers and brought his team to the Super Bowl last year,' Lynch said. 'We thought Jimmy was a big reason we were at the Super Bowl. That, I guess, gave us more cause to go look a little deeper. What we said was, 'We got the answer right in the building.' And that's exciting for us because we think Jimmy's best ball is in front of him, for a number of reasons. Physically, he'll be another year away from the knee injury. Experience at that position is so critical, as you can file in the bank experiences that you've gone through and say, 'OK, I've seen this before.' That only comes through going out there and competing.'
Huddle Up: Jimmy G. threw for 3,978 yards, 27 TDs and 13 interceptions in 2019 to finish as fantasy's 15th-best QB in terms of total points scored. Garoppolo likely will never be an elite fantasy QB option playing for the run-first Niners, but he's everything you'd want in a QB2/streaming option.
Posted: 4/16/2020 3:23 pm UTC
If the San Francisco 49ers add another quarterback to the mix, it would likely be as pick during the third day of the NFL Draft or as an undrafted free agent. The 49ers have Jimmy Garoppolo as their starter and he's backed up by QBs Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard.
Posted: 4/11/2020 6:41 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo on Friday, April 10, continued to receive backing from teammate George Kittle. 'Jimmy G is my quarterback, and he's one hell of a quarterback, ' Kittle said on the Pro Football Talk podcast. 'We don't get to the Super Bowl without him. So there's no one that I'd replace him with. What he's done for this team leadership-wise and on the field, he's one of a kind.'
Huddle Up: Fantasy-wise, Garoppolo finished 15th among QBs with 319.1 total points while ranking 19th in the league with 476 pass attempts. Expect the Niners to remain run-oriented and Jimmy G to have another QB2 season.
Posted: 3/29/2020 8:21 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo was 'on target' - defined as a throw that would have hit the receiver - on 80.7 percent of his passes in 2019 - the fourth-highest mark in the league.
Posted: 2/26/2020 12:23 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo will remain the team's starting quarterback for the long-term, according to general manager John Lynch Tuesday, Feb. 25. 'We're extremely proud of Jimmy and committed to Jimmy moving forward. He's our guy,' Lynch said, per Jennifer Lee Chan of CSNBayArea.com. 'The room for growth has not come close to hitting the ceiling.'
Huddle Up: Garoppolo has drawn the ire of fans for his unimpressive passing numbers in the playoffs and in Super Bowl LIV. He was highly efficient in the 2019 regular season while completing 69.1 percent of his pass attempts for 3,978 yards and 27 touchdowns against 13 interceptions. His fantasy allure will remain capped as long as the Niners stay committed to a run-first attack and he'll enter 2020 drafts as a mid-tier QB2.
Posted: 2/14/2020 2:31 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo's 31 pass attempts of 20 or more yards in 2019 were tied for 29th in the league and were the fewest among quarterbacks who started all 16 games.
Huddle Up: Garoppolo had a handful of big performances last year, and 15 of his 27 touchdown passes came in four games. With the 49ers leaning heavily on the run, the big plays and big games are likely to remain sporadic for Garoppolo in 2020. Consider him a QB2.
Posted: 2/06/2020 7:02 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers QB JImmy Garoppolo will remain the team's starting quarterback, head coach Kyle Shanahan said in an interview released Thursday, Feb. 6.
Huddle Up: Despite the 49ers' 2019 success, Garoppolo had an up-and-down season and finished 15th overall among fantasy QBs. He'll remain a solid QB2 option in one of the league's top offenses.