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Jimmy Garoppolo

Jimmy Garoppolo

Quarterback #10
ADP:Round: 11, Pick: 4
Team: San Francisco 49ers
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 226 lb.
College:Eastern Illinois
Born:November 2, 1991
Drafted:2014 / Rd. 2 (62)
Draft Team:NE

Jimmy Garoppolo: Comes up short in Super Bowl

Garoppolo completed 20 of 31 pass attempts for 219 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions during Sunday's 31-20 Super Bowl loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Garoppolo's two interceptions will rightfully overshadow an otherwise-solid Super Bowl performance, particularly his first turnover: a questionably floated pass early in the second quarter which sailed into the waiting arms of Bashaud Breeland. To the 28-year-old's credit, he rebounded to lead the 49ers down the field that same quarter, capping the drive with a 15-yard touchdown to Kyle Juszczyk. Down by four points with under two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, however, Garoppolo overshot an open Emmanuel Sanders for what would have likely resulted in a go-ahead score -- instead, Frank Clark sacked the signal-caller on the next play for a turnover on downs which set up a Chiefs touchdown. His final interception, a desperation deep shot while facing an 11-point deficit, ultimately sealed the loss for San Francisco. Though the unfortunate taste of mistakes made on the big stage will linger heading into the offseason, there's plenty of reason for optimism that Garoppolo will take another step forward with the 49ers' offense come 2020. He has three years remaining on his contract and will benefit from being another year removed from the ACL injury that ended his 2018 season.

February 2, 2020 7:50 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Barely used in victory

Garoppolo completed six of eight pass attempts for 77 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions in Sunday's 37-20 NFC Championship Game win over the Packers.

Analysis: Garoppolo was essentially a hand-off machine for Raheem Mostert (29 carries for 220 yards and four touchdowns) in a contest that the 49ers led big from start to finish. The 28-year-old came through on a couple of crucial third-down conversions when asked to, but coach Kyle Shanahan clearly had a run-first gameplan instilled from the get go. San Francisco may not have the luxury of running the ball as frequently as it has in its first two playoff victories in two weeks, as the Chiefs were able to put up big numbers on a stout Tennessee defense in the AFC Championship Game. Garoppolo has responded well when asked to engage in a shootout with an opposing gunslinger this season, so there is a chance we see Jimmy G unleashed in the Super Bowl if the game script calls for it.

January 19, 2020 9:19 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Just 19 pass attempts in win

Garoppolo completed 11 of 19 pass attempts for 131 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 27-10 NFC divisional round victory over the Vikings.

Analysis: This game played out like one of the first-half victories for the 49ers during its 10-0 start to the season. The defense was back at full strength and completely shut down the Vikings' offense, and the rushing attack did all of the heavy lifting on offense, leaving Garoppolo with little to do from a statistical standpoint. The 28-year-old may be asked to contribute more offensively in the NFC Championship Round, as either potential opposing quarterback (Russell Wilson or Aaron Rodgers) could put up more points and force Garoppolo to match their production. San Francisco's signal caller has come through with flying colors in these situations this season, but his upside remains lower than nearly every potential AFC option that will be available in DFS next Sunday.

January 11, 2020 6:56 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Nearly perfect in victory

Garoppolo completed 18 of 22 pass attempts for 285 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Sunday's 26-21 win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: Garoppolo fared much better against the Seahawks the second time around this season, as he had more time to stand in the pocket behind a healthier offensive line and pick apart a Seattle's defense. The only blemish on his line was the lack of scores, as San Francisco's runners finished off the drives that the aerial attack started. The 28-year-old finishes his first full regular season with a 69.1 percent completion rate, 3,978 passing yards and a 27:13 TD:INT ratio while leading his team to the No. 1 seed in the NFC heading into the playoffs. Garoppolo didn't finish with a gaudy yardage total due to the 49ers' strong rushing attack and defensive unit, but his 8.4 yards per attempt (third behind only Matthew Stafford and Ryan Tannehill) displays his ability to hit big plays without being erratic. He may not have finished as a top fantasy arm -- and may not next year in coach Kyle Shanahan's current power-run scheme -- but Jimmy G certainly delivered on the real football hype in 2019.

December 29, 2019 10:54 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Overcomes struggles in win

Garoppolo completed 16 of 27 passes for 248 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in the 49ers' 34-31 win over the Rams on Saturday. He also rushed four times for five yards and committed a fumble, which he recovered.

Analysis: Garoppolo managed to generate serviceable final numbers, but he struggled for a good portion of the contest and endured six sacks from a relentless Rams pass rush. The 28-year-old suffered his first multi-interception game since Week 11 as well, but he ultimately atoned for his return to his error-prone ways from earlier in the season by spearheading a nine-play, 60-yard game-winning march that included key completions to Kendrick Bourne (18 yards) and Emmanuel Sanders (46 yards), the latter which positioned San Francisco in field-goal range. Robbie Gould's 33-yard field goal as time expired clinched the win for the Niners, which could be playing for the NFC West and a possible No. 1 seed in a Week 17 showdown against the Seahawks.

December 21, 2019 9:02 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Suffers second loss in three weeks

Garoppolo completed 22 of 34 pass attempts for 200 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 29-22 loss to Atlanta. He also registered six rushing yards on two carries.

Analysis: Garoppolo and the 49ers dropped a second game in three weeks, this time in an upset defeat to the Falcons. The 28-year-old quarterback has been contained to 200 or fewer passing yards in two of his past three outings, with the 49ers being held under 23 points during each of those instances. In Garoppolo's other 12 appearances thus far in 2019, San Francisco has been held under 23 points on just two occasions, and he is averaging 240 passing yards per game. Garoppolo is liable to piece together an impressive stat sheet any given Sunday, but his odds are less than favorable with a Week 16 matchup against the Rams' top-10 pass defense awaiting on the docket.

December 15, 2019 6:25 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Throws for four scores in win

Garoppolo completed 26 of 35 pass attempts for 349 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 48-46 win over the Saints.

Analysis: Garoppolo was able to keep up with the great Drew Brees (349 yards and five touchdowns) blow-for-blow in an exciting shootout between NFC powerhouses. The 28-year-old continues to silence the critics who questioned whether the gunslinger could carry the team offensively when the 49ers' elite defense and rushing attack falters. That exact scenario presented itself Sunday, and Garoppolo was calm and collected despite constantly having to play from behind against a future Hall of Famer. Jimmy G has completed 69.5 percent of his passes for 3,245 yards and a decent 25:11 TD:INT ratio through 13 games, numbers that are good enough to justify the big contract granted to him last year while also keeping him in the fantasy conversation as a reliable starting option heading into a plus matchup against Atlanta on Sunday.

December 8, 2019 4:20 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Quiet in loss to Ravens

Garoppolo completed 15 of 21 passes for 165 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Ravens. He also rushed three times for five yards and lost a fumble.

Analysis: Garoppolo went for it all on 4th-and-2 on San Francisco's opening drive, and he was rewarded with a 33-yard touchdown to Deebo Samuel. Unfortunately for Garoppolo, things only went downhill from there, as the 49ers finished with more yards rushing than passing. Garoppolo couldn't replicate his early fourth-down success in a critical fourth-quarter situation, as his 4th-and-1 pass to George Kittle from Baltimore's 35-yard line with 6:35 remaining fell incomplete. The Ravens milked the rest of the clock before breaking a 17-17 tie with a field goal as time expired. Garoppolo will bring a 21:10 TD:INT into another difficult road matchup against the Saints in Week 14.

December 1, 2019 2:17 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Solid effort in blowout win

Garoppolo completed 14 of 20 pass attempts for 253 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 37-8 win over Green Bay.

Analysis: The 49ers' rushing attack was bottled up for the fourth-straight week, but Garoppolo was there to shoulder the load with another efficient day at the office. The polarizing quarterback is averaging 310.5 yards and 2.8 touchdowns across those four contests where opposing defenses attempted to take the running game out of the equation, and those are numbers that may silence the gunslinger's nationwide critics that arose during San Francisco's undefeated first half of the season. We could see more of the same from Garoppolo next week as the Ravens have been tougher against opposing rushing attacks compared to aerial assaults.

November 24, 2019 10:44 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Huge performance in comeback win

Garoppolo completed 34 of 45 passes for a career-high 424 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions in Sunday's 36-26 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: The Niners shockingly found themselves in a 16-0 hole midway through the second quarter, forcing Kyle Shanahan to ditch his running attack and put the ball in Garoppolo's hands. The quarterback made the comeback more difficult with his two picks, one a terrible toss in the red zone, but he still put together a phenomenal performance, especially considering George Kittle (knee) was inactive and Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) was clearly less than 100 percent. Garoppolo's carelessness with the ball remains a concern, as he's thrown at least one INT in eight of 10 games this season, but his 18 TD passes have helped make up for it -- although eight of them have come in his two games against the Cards, who he won't get to face again this year.

November 17, 2019 5:55 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Scores rushing touchdown vs. Rams

Garoppolo completed 24 of 33 pass attempts for 243 yards and an interception Sunday against the Rams. He also carried five times for your yards and a touchdown in the 20-7 win.

Analysis: Garoppolo took what the defense gave him, completing 73 percent of his passes while averaging a modest 7.4 yards per attempt. He threw an unfortunate interception at the goal line in the second quarter and went into halftime tied, but he scored a one-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter to put his team ahead for good. Garoppolo has done enough to win each of his five outings this season, but he's exceeded 250 passing yards just twice and his 7:5 TD:INT leaves plenty to be desired from a fantasy perspective. With that said, he'll face a favorable matchup in next Sunday's road game against the Redskins.

October 13, 2019 5:55 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Throws two touchdowns in win

Garoppolo completed 20 of 29 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's 31-3 win over the Browns.

Analysis: Garoppolo had the luxury of leaning on a dominant running game Monday, as the Niners gained 275 yards on the ground. That allowed the quarterback to operate under relatively less pressure, resulting in his first turnover-free game of the season. Although Garoppolo still didn't dazzle through the air, he certainly did enough to get the job done, tossing a pair of touchdowns in the process. Next up for Garoppolo is a matchup against the Rams, whose defense has yielded 653 yards and eight touchdowns through the air over its current two-game losing streak.

October 7, 2019 9:43 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Overcomes turnover plague in win

Garoppolo completed 23 of 32 passes for 277 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions in Sunday's 24-20 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: The QB also lost a fumble, accounting for three of the Niners' five turnovers on the day, but Garoppolo was still able to kick the offense into gear after heading to halftime down 6-3. At some point, he's going to need to show better ball security -- he's got a career 17:12 TD:INT through 12 games with San Francisco -- but with the team off to a 3-0 start, the warts in Garoppolo's game will get overlooked for now. The Niners will take next week off before returning from their bye to host the Browns in Week 5.

September 22, 2019 7:09 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Slings it against Cincy

Garoppolo completed 17 of 25 passes for 297 yards, three touchdowns and an interception during Sunday's 41-17 win over the Bengals. He added eight yards on four carries.

Analysis: Garoppolo didn't put up big numbers in the 49ers Week 1, so he corrected the records on his second shot of the season. The Bengals didn't put up much resistance early, giving Garoppolo a wide open Marquise Goodwin for a 38-yard touchdown. Garoppolo had an ill-advised pick during the contest, but it was undoubtably an improvement over the opener. Next up Sunday is a Pittsburgh defense that has struggled early this season.

September 15, 2019 4:16 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Modest numbers in win

Garoppolo completed 18 of 27 passes for 166 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the 49ers' 31-17 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also lost two yards on two rushes and threw a two-point conversion pass.

Analysis: As his final line indicates, Garoppolo was far from spectacular, but he managed to limit his miscues to one interception and also saw a pair of touchdown passes wiped out by penalty. Garoppolo also reaped the benefits of his team's opportunistic defense, which harassed Tampa's Jameis Winston throughout the game and goaded him into three interceptions, including a pair of second-half pick-sixes. Garoppolo was guilty in his own right of gifting the Buccaneers a touchdown via a pick, so he still has plenty to clean up ahead of a Week 2 road battle against a Bengals team that gave the Seahawks all they could handle in their opener.

September 8, 2019 4:58 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Plays entire first half against KC

Garoppolo completed 14 of 20 pass attempts for 188 yards and one touchdown during Saturday's 27-17 preseason win against Kansas City.

Analysis: Faint concern was starting to mount about the state of Garoppolo's game headed into 2019, with 10 career starts in five seasons, multiple injuries to his name, and a forgettable preseason through Weeks 1 and 2 (1-for-6 passing with zero yards, no touchdowns and one interception). Garoppolo's performance in the 49ers' dress rehearsal was encouraging, with the 27-year-old signal caller helping San Francisco come away with 11 first downs, and points on three of five offensive drives in the first half.

August 24, 2019 8:57 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Could play beyond halftime

Garoppolo likely will play the entire first half, and possibly a bit longer, in Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.comreports.

Analysis: The 49ers apparently have determined Garoppolo needs extra reps more than he needs to be protected from the added injury risk that comes with playing in a game. The decision may have been influenced by an ugly performance Monday in Denver, when his six pass attempts included an interception, a dropped interception and two batted passes. There also have been some worrisome reports from training camp, including one day last week when Garoppolo threw interceptions on five consecutive passes at practice. Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area suggests Garoppolo may still be working through a mental barrier as he returns from last year's ACL tear. The concern will die down in a hurry if the 27-year-old quarterback looks good Saturday against the Chiefs.

August 22, 2019 12:51 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Looks terrible against Denver

Garoppolo completed one of six passes for zero yards and threw an interception in Monday's preseason win over Denver.

Analysis: Garoppolo's first four throws consisted of two batted passes, an ugly interception and a dropped interception that could've been returned for a touchdown. The poor outing alone wouldn't be a big deal, but it's somwhat concerning given the multiple reports out of training camp about Garoppolo's performance being uneven, including interceptions on five consecutive practice snaps last Wednesday. He should see more playing time in Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs.

August 20, 2019 6:16 AM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: In line to play Monday

Garoppolo is expected to play in Monday's preseason contest in Denver, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: If he indeed gets the first shot to run the 49ers offense, Garoppolo will be without three interior O-line starters and a number of skill-position regulars, so his time on the field may be brief. On the other hand, an absence would leave him with likely just one more chance (Saturday at Kansas City) to make an appearance during exhibition season.

August 19, 2019 3:22 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo: Struggles through awful practice

Garoppolo was intercepted on five consecutive snaps Wednesday at practice, Grant Cohn of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports.

Analysis: Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area notes that Garoppolo rebounded at the end of practice with some nice throws in the red zone and two-minute drill. Coach Kyle Shanahan didn't sound too worried about the ugly day for his starting quarterback, noting that Garoppolo will have plenty of time to work out of his slump before Week 1. This isn't the first report of the 27-year-old struggling at training camp, but all will be forgotten if he handles himself well in preseason appearances. It isn't yet clear if Garoppolo will get the start in Monday's exhibition against Denver.

August 15, 2019 7:17 AM EST

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