Jimmy Garoppolo has one of the biggest contracts in the NFL as the 49ers had high hopes for him as their starting quarterback.
But he is far from being the star that he was paid to be.
And Jimmy Garoppolo finally broke his silence on the 49ers drafting a stud of a quarterback in the first round.
Jimmy Garoppolo has never really performed as a top-tier quarterback.
But for some reason the 49ers paid Garoppolo as if he were a carbon copy of Tom Brady.
After acquiring him in a trade from New England back in 2017, Garoppolo won five games straight as a starting quarterback for the 49ers.
And boy did that little line of success pay off for him.
In 2018, the 49ers gave him one of the biggest contracts ever seen in the NFL with $137.5 million in total contract value.
But since then, Garoppolo hasn’t been the poster child of a successful starting quarterback.
His career since his contract signing has been plagued with injuries with only one season of success in 2019 with 3,978 passing yards and 27 touchdowns with an appearance in the Super Bowl.
Jimmy Garoppolo's interception was just the 2nd by a 49er in the Super Bowl.
Colin Kaepernick threw an INT in Super Bowl XLVII.
Joe Montana and Steve Young threw 0 in 5 combined starts.
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) February 3, 2020
Well it seems as if the 49ers have changed their minds on Garoppolo since they selected quarterback Trey Lance with the No. 3 overall pick in this year’s draft.
Trey Lance is seen by many NFL analysts as one of the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft.
What an absolute dime from Trey Lance. This is a fifty-yard bomb that should've been a touchdown. pic.twitter.com/guxV6cO4av
— Ryan McCrary (@TheRyanMcCrary) February 27, 2021
And days after the Draft, Garoppolo was dead silent about the 49ers top draft pick.
But Garoppolo finally said something about the career changing draft move by the 49ers on the DA Show.
You never know where your path is going to take you in the NFL. I thought I was going to be in New England for my entire career – that didn’t go as planned . . . You’ve got to be on your toes, you’ve got to be able to react. However the story plays out, you’ve just got to be ready to run with it . . . My dad is an electrician, grew up in a blue-collar household – it’s just one of those things, you’ve got to roll with the punches.
Whatever opportunity presents itself, you’ve got to be ready to take advantage of it. That’s kind of what I’ve done throughout my entire career, and that’s what I’m going to keep doing. So, like my dad said, nothing is going to be handed to me. Nothing is going to be handed to anyone in this league. You’ve got to go in there and work.
He sounds a lot like a guy who realizes his days in San Francisco are numbered.
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