Jimmy Garoppolo

San Francisco 49ers
Quarterback #10
San Francisco 49ers
Quarterback #10

Jimmy Garoppolo News

Could be back late in playoffs

San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday that Garoppolo (foot) remains on track to be available late in the playoffs, if the 49ers are still alive, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Based on Shanahan's comments, a return in the NFC Championship Game or the Super Bowl would seem to be a realistic outcome for Garoppolo, who has recently been cleared to resume putting some weight on the left foot he fractured Dec. 4. Because he was able to avoid surgery to address the injury, Garoppolo has a chance to play again in the postseason, though given the length of his layoff in addition to how well rookie veteran Brock Purdy has performed in his stead, the 31-year-old veteran may not be guaranteed to get his job back once he's medically cleared. Even if that's the case, having a battle-tested quarterback like Garoppolo available off the bench in a high-pressure playoff setting would still be a welcome development for the Niners.

Jan 6, 2023 2:42 PM EST

Cast removed

Garoppolo (foot) has had his cast removed and now will be in a walking boot for at least the next week, Fox's Jay Glazer reported on Saturday's pregame show.

Analysis: The Niners will examine Garoppolo again after he can shed the walking boot, with the hope that he can play in the playoffs. It's not a lock that he'll replace Brock Purdy even if healthy, but the team would like to have that option.

Dec 24, 2022 9:28 AM EST

Won't be placed on IR

General manager John Lynch said Friday that Garoppolo (foot) is not a candidate to be placed on IR, Cam Inman of the Mercury News reports.

Analysis: The 49ers have already utilized six of eight maximum activations off IR, and with Elijah Mitchell (knee) hopeful for a playoff return, the team has little maneuvering room left. Lynch also said it's "highly unlikely" Garoppolo plays again this season, echoing coach Kyle Shanahan during his Wednesday press conference. Garoppolo is working his way back from a broken left foot, and as the injury doesn't require surgery, it appears there's at least a possibility he could return during the playoffs as long as he avoids any setbacks. Brock Purdy takes over as San Francisco's starting quarterback for at least the time being.

Dec 9, 2022 8:55 AM EST

Unlikely to return for playoffs

Coach Kyle Shanahan isn't optimistic about Garoppolo (foot) returning during the playoffs, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The 49ers are in good position to qualify even with backup Brock Purdy taking over under center, but it doesn't sound like they'll be counting on Garoppolo, who only has an "outside chance" to be ready by late January according to Shanahan. The good news for Garoppolo is that he avoided a Lisfranc injury and ligament damage, with his recovery from a broken foot expected to take around two months. Ad suggested Garoppolo might be able to return in 7-to-8 weeks if things go well, which would line up with a return for the divisional or conference championship round of the playoffs. Getting there won't be an easy task now that the Niners are down to their third starting QB of the season.

Dec 7, 2022 12:01 PM EST

Avoiding foot surgery

Garoppolo won't need surgery on his broken left foot, which has been confirmed to not be a Lisfranc injury, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. If his recovery goes well, Garoppolo may be able to return in 7-to-8 weeks.

Analysis: This is the first indication that Garoppolo isn't out for the season and instead could be a candidate to be available for the 49ers at some point in the playoffs. The divisional round of the playoffs lines up with the seven-week mark reported by Schefter, but as long as Garoppolo is in recovery mode, rookie seventh-round pick Brock Purdy will be San Francisco's starting quarterback, with Josh Johnson backing him up after the team signed him off the Broncos' practice squad.

Dec 6, 2022 1:29 PM EST

Still undergoing tests on foot

Coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that Garoppolo continues to undergo testing on his broken left foot, but there's a growing belief that the quarterback avoided a Lisfranc injury, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Garoppolo made an early departure from Sunday's game against the Dolphins and needed a cart to get to the locker room. Afterward, he was diagnosed with a fractured foot that's expected to require season-ending surgery, per Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com. Having said that, until the extent of the injury is known, Garoppolo's status is in some limbo. In the meantime, the 49ers will entrust the offense to rookie seventh-round pick Brock Purdy, who complete 25 of 37 passes for 210 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 33-17 win. As for the rest of the signal-callers on San Francisco's roster, Trey Lance (ankle) remains on injured reserve, while Jacob Eason is on the practice squad, so moves likely will be made in the coming days to bolster the position.

Dec 5, 2022 4:29 PM EST

Likely out for season

Garoppolo sustained a broken foot Sunday against the Dolphins and will likely miss the remainder of the season, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Garoppolo exited Sunday's game on the 49ers' first possession and had to be carted to the locker room. He'll require surgery to address his broken foot and will be unavailable for the final five games of the year. The 31-year-old completed 67.2 percent of his pass attempts for 2,437 yards, 16 touchdowns and four interceptions while rushing 23 times for 33 yards and two scores over 11 appearances during the regular season. Brock Purdy stepped in as a replacement during Sunday's game and led the 49ers to a win, and he's in line to serve as the team's starting quarterback down the stretch. However, coach Kyle Shanahan also said Sunday that the team will also need to bring in another quarterback.

Dec 4, 2022 4:57 PM EST

Ruled out Sunday with foot injury

Garoppolo won't return to Sunday's contest against the Dolphins due to a left foot injury, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: What was initially called an ankle issue for Garoppolo now has been reclassified by the 49ers. In any case, the severity of the injury isn't known, but Brock Purdy at least will direct the team's offense for the rest of Week 13. Garoppolo's status for next Sunday's matchup with the Buccaneers may become clearer in the coming days.

Dec 4, 2022 2:11 PM EST

Picks up ankle injury

Garoppolo was forced out of Sunday's game versus the Dolphins due to an ankle injury.

Analysis: Garoppolo absorbed a big hit on a sack on the 49ers' first possession of the contest and needed a cart to go to the locker room, where he officially was diagnosed. With Trey Lance still firmly in the midst of his recovery from a fractured right fibula and ligament disruption in his right ankle, Garoppolo will hand over the offense to seventh-round rookie Brock Purdy.

Dec 4, 2022 1:26 PM EST

Good to go

Garoppolo (knee) is practicing without limitations Wednesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Listed as full participant to start the week, Garoppolo will make the start this Sunday against Miami in a game that should be higher-scoring than the 49ers' norm. The big injury question for San Francisco this week is at running back, where Elijah Mitchell (MCL) is out for the next couple months and Christian McCaffrey (knee soreness) is uncertain for Sunday. That could work in Garoppolo's favor from a fantasy perspective, though coach Kyle Shanahan typically isn't one to completely write off his running game.

Nov 30, 2022 11:57 AM EST

Should practice Wednesday

Coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that Garoppolo (knee) made it out of Sunday's win against the Saints "OK" and will be able to practice Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Garoppolo endured one sack and six quarterback hits Sunday, one of which was a roughing the passer penalty when he took a shot to his left knee early in the third quarter. He didn't miss a snap and completed 26 of 37 passes for 222 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions while rushing four times for four yards. Afterward, Garoppolo told Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle that he was dealing with soreness in the knee in question, which Shanahan reiterated Monday. Still, it appears Garoppolo will be fine moving forward.

Nov 28, 2022 3:54 PM EST

Dealing with sore knee after win

Garoppolo completed 26 of 37 pass attempts for 222 yards and a touchdown while adding four yards on four rushing attempts in Sunday's 13-0 win over New Orleans.

Analysis: Garoppolo stated after the game that he is dealing with a sore left knee after taking a late hit to the area in the second half of the blowout win, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The 30-year-old was able to finish the game and shouldn't miss time, but his name could pop up on the injury report once Week 13 commences. Garoppolo also experienced good fortune on the field when he had an early interception reversed by a defensive penalty, followed by his lone touchdown coming on a deflection off of a defender that landed safely in Jauan Jennings's hands in the back of the end zone. The end result was another solid performance from Garoppolo in a 49ers' win, something both parties are hoping to repeat against a red-hot Miami squad on Sunday.

Nov 27, 2022 6:48 PM EST

Four touchdowns against Arizona

Garoppolo completed 20 of 29 passes for 228 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in Monday's 38-10 win over Arizona.

Analysis: Garoppolo topped two passing touchdowns in a regular season game for the first since Week 6 of the 2020 campaign. He found Brandon Aiyuk and George Kittle each for a pair of scores, which came from seven, 39, 13 and 32 yards. Garoppolo was denied a bigger game from a yardage perspective by game script, as he attempted only eight passes in the second half and was held out of a majority of the fourth quarter. While this was an outlier performance for Garoppolo, he does have multiple touchdown throws in five of his last six games.

Nov 21, 2022 9:59 PM EST

Scores rushing TD in win

Garoppolo completed 19 of 28 pass attempts for 240 yards and rushed five times for three yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 22-16 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: Garoppolo failed to throw for a touchdown for the first time this season, but he punched in a rushing score from one yard out on his third quarterback sneak of the game. The veteran signal-caller has been fairly consistent in 2022 -- contrary to what we've seen in previous years -- and he just got more weapons back from injury following the bye week. Garoppolo's high floor makes him a great bye week fill-in for Week 11 when the 49ers take on the Cardinals next Monday.

Nov 13, 2022 11:15 PM EST

Nearly perfect against Rams

Garoppolo completed 21 of 25 pass attempts for 235 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 31-14 win over the Rams.

Analysis: Garoppolo was nearly perfect against a Rams defense loaded with talent, moving the ball with ease and even taking the top off the secondary on a couple of well-placed deep shots. The 30-year-old had a touchdown vultured by new teammate Christian McCaffrey on a halfback pass to Brandon Aiyuk, so fantasy managers will have to live with the "hockey assist" on a would-be third score. Seemingly unwanted by both his team and fantasy managers to begin the year, Garoppolo has quietly put up strong results with 1,691 passing yards and 11 touchdowns to four interceptions through seven games (six starts) heading into the upcoming bye week. Jimmy G and the 49ers will resume play against the Chargers on Nov. 13.

Oct 30, 2022 7:47 PM EST

Goes over 300 yards in loss

Garoppolo completed 25 of 37 pass attempts for 303 yards with two touchdowns and two turnovers in Sunday's 44-23 loss to Kansas City.

Analysis: Garoppolo continued his career-long struggles against the Chiefs, falling short here after losing to Patrick Mahomes in Super Bowl LIV. From a fantasy perspective, the veteran quarterback has produced well while playing from behind in his team's last two blowout losses. Even with the recent increased volume, Garoppolo's limitations as a downfield passer dampens any appeal heading into a matchup against a tough Rams defense next Sunday.

Oct 23, 2022 8:35 PM EST

Airs it out in losing effort

Garoppolo completed 29 of 41 pass attempts for 296 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 28-14 loss to Atlanta.

Analysis: One of Garoppolo's two turnovers wasn't entirely his fault, as it was essentially a failed Hail Mary at the end of the first half. The 30-year-old did miss badly on his second pick, and also airmailed an open George Kittle in the end zone in the second half. Garoppolo did post his best fantasy point total through four starts this season, so there was a silver lining from a fantasy perspective. Garoppolo may be asked to throw 40-plus times against if the 49ers fall behind early to Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs next Sunday.

Oct 16, 2022 7:45 PM EST

Tosses two TDs in win

Garoppolo completed 18 of 30 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 37-15 win over the Panthers.

Analysis: It's the first time this season Garoppolo has tossed multiple TDs, as he hit Tevin Coleman in the first quarter for a nine-yard score before finding Deebo Samuel in the third on a four-yard strike. Garoppolo has increased his passing yards total every week since taking over from Trey Lance (ankle), giving him plenty of momentum heading into a Week 6 meeting with the Falcons.

Oct 9, 2022 5:51 PM EST

Plays game manager in Week 4 win

Garoppolo completed 16 of 27 passes for 239 yards and one touchdown in Monday's 24-9 win over the Rams. He added three yards on one rushing attempt.

Analysis: Garoppolo was credited with a 57-yard touchdown pass to Deebo Samuel in the second quarter, though Deebo did the vast majority of the work after catching a short pass. The 49ers got back to their identity of winning with their defense and running game while relying on Garoppolo for little more than timely third-down conversions and game management. That role doesn't usually lead to much fantasy success, and in Week 5 Garoppolo will face a Panthers defense that's held three of four quarterbacks to under 210 passing yards this season.

Oct 3, 2022 8:30 PM EST

Two costly turnovers in loss

Garoppolo completed 18 of 29 pass attempts for 211 yards, a touchdown, an interception and a lost fumble in Sunday's 11-10 loss to the Broncos.

Analysis: Garoppolo got off to a good start Sunday, leading his team to an early touchdown on the second offensive drive of the game. That's about where the positive reviews end, as the popular quarterback looked like his old, mistake-prone self for the remainder of the contest. Garoppolo's night can best be summed up when he mishandled a snap early in the second half, then tried to save the broken play by throwing it right at a defender for a would-be pick-six, had he not already stepped out of his own end zone for a safety prior to throwing the errant pass. To make matters worse for the 1-2 49ers, All-Pro left tackle Trent Williams (ankle) went down on the aforementioned broken play, which does not bode well for Garoppolo and Co. heading into a Week 4 matchup against the Rams' vaunted defensive front on Monday Night Football.

Sep 25, 2022 11:54 PM EST

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