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Jimmy Garoppolo | Quarterback | #10

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
College: Eastern Illinois
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (62) / NE
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Jimmy Garoppolo completed 20-of-33 passes for 334 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the 49ers' Week 14 win over the Texans.
It was not an ideal start for Garoppolo. The first drive went three-and-out after Marquise Goodwin dropped what should have been a third-down conversion, and an apparent miscommunication with Trent Taylor led to an interception on the second drive. He got going in the second quarter, however, hitting Goodwin and Kyle Juszczyk for a couple long gains apiece and leading three scoring drives. He was even better after the break and found Garrett Celek for his first touchdown as the starter -- he threw one in relief of C.J. Beathard in Week 12. With a decent matchup against the Titans next week, Garoppolo will remain on the streaming radar. Dec 10 - 4:23 PM

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Jimmy Garoppolo completed 26-of-37 passes for 293 yards and an interception in the 49ers' Week 13 win over the Bears.

He added four scrambles for eight yards. Garoppolo's stat line doesn't jump out because he didn't throw any touchdown passes -- all 15 49ers points were scored by ex-Bears K Robbie Gould -- but this was a promising first start in a Niners uniform. Jimmy G made several impressive bullet throws off his back foot and persistently moved San Francisco's offense into scoring position. Garoppolo will be in the streamer conversation in Week 14 against the Texans.
Dec 3 - 3:56 PM

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan announced Jimmy Garoppolo will start Week 13 against the Bears.

It will be Garoppolo's third career start and his first as a 49er. C.J. Beathard's injuries made the decision a no-brainer, though there's a good chance the Niners would have turned to Garoppolo this week anyway, regardless of Beathard's health. The sample size is small, but Garoppolo has played well when called upon, completing 65 of his 96 career passes for 708 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions. Even with a depleted Niners receiving corps, Jimmy G should be an option in two-quarterback leagues Sunday at Soldier Field. It will be a homecoming of sorts for Garoppolo, who grew up in the Chicago area.
Nov 28 - 6:21 PM

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said he will name his starting quarterback on Wednesday.

Explaining the timing of the announcement, Shanahan said whichever quarterback starts will need a full week of practice. With C.J. Beathard "pretty banged up" in the words of his coach and likely unable to return to practice on Wednesday, Jimmy Garoppolo would seem to have the upper hand for the starting job this week. If he starts, Garoppolo will be an option in two-quarterback formats.
Nov 28 - 9:30 AM

Jimmy Garoppolo completed both of his pass attempts for 18 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers' Week 12 loss to the Seahawks.

Garoppolo was forced into the game extremely late when C.J. Beathard exited with an apparent leg injury. He scrambled on his first play, picked up a fourth-down on his second, and created time to find Louis Murphy in the end zone on his third, the final play of the game. It is not clear if Beathard's injury is serious, and this cameo is certainly not reason enough to make a change. Still, it makes sense for the 49ers to see what Garoppolo can do before he hits free agency next spring.
Nov 26 - 7:31 PM

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan expects contract-year QB Jimmy Garoppolo to be franchised in 2018.

"The franchise tag made it an easier decision to trade for him. We’ve got six games left and we’re going to have next year. Quarterbacks are expensive. And that's not that big a deal to us." Garoppolo has yet to pass C.J. Beathard and is unproven outside of two career starts. He'll make $25 million if franchised — putting him behind only Matt Stafford and Derek Carr in base salary. The 49ers want to get Garoppolo acclimated before playing him, but are going to need to see what they have in him down the stretch.
Nov 25 - 8:05 PM

49ers GM John Lynch wouldn't commit to the 49ers starting Jimmy Garoppolo against the Seahawks in Week 12.

Lynch said that decision will be made by head coach Kyle Shanahan, though Garoppolo certainly doesn't seem like a lock to start, even after getting the bye week to familiarize himself with the team's playbook. "You guys obviously know what we think of Jimmy in terms of why we brought him here," said Lynch. "But we also think highly of C.J. [Beathard], enough to trade up to the third round to get him." Beathard is coming off his best game of the season against the Giants, though Garoppolo remains San Francisco's quarterback of the future. We'd still bet on Garoppolo starting at some point this year, but it may not happen for another week or two.
Nov 21 - 6:23 PM

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said he has not decided who will start at quarterback following the bye week.

Outside observers have presumed Jimmy Garoppolo would get the nod following the bye week, but Shanahan says he has yet to make a plan. "I’m going to continue to work with Jimmy over the bye week, here and there," Shanahan said. "Then we’ll start the evaluation Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. But it’s not just about C.J [Beathard]. It’s not just about Jimmy. There’s a lot of things that go into it." Beathard did lead the 49ers to their first win of the season on Sunday, but the team did not trade for Garoppolo at the deadline just to watch him ride the bench the rest of the season. It would be surprising if Garoppolo is not under center Week 12 against the Seahawks.
Nov 13 - 11:45 AM

Coach Kyle Shanahan left open the possibility for Jimmy Garoppolo to start Week 10 against the Giants.

Shanahan said he is currently committed to C.J. Beathard under center, but he reserves the right to change his mind after seeing how the two quarterbacks practice this week. Shanahan is 0-9 and still looking for his first win as a coach. Week 10 presents a chance with the hapless Giants coming to town. If Garoppolo knows the offense better and can be competent, he could get the nod. Unfortunately, he wouldn't be a fantasy play in this offense devoid of skill.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 8 - 3:55 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Patriots traded Jimmy Garoppolo because they "couldn't come close to a contract extension."

Garoppolo turned down a backup-plus offer from the Patriots and was expected to walk in free agency. It suggests the 49ers overpaid for a quarterback that would have been available in the offseason. Despite reports Garoppolo may not play this year, it would be shocking if the 49ers didn't see what they have in him. Garoppolo is likely to target the $18 million AAV Brock Osweiler got in 2016.
Source: NFL Network
Nov 5 - 9:57 AM

Coach Kyle Shanahan said he "can't promise" Jimmy Garoppolo will play this season.

Interesting. Shanahan's offense is one that takes a lot of studying and reps to learn, as Matt Ryan can attest to back in 2015. But we'd guess it would take quite a lot for the Niners not to at least put Garoppolo in there at some point to see what they have, especially with C.J. Beathard playing so horribly the past two weeks. But it's going to take time for Garoppolo to get comfortable in a completely new scheme, and asking him to start before the Week 11 bye would be a tall task. The Niners are going nowhere at 0-8 and have nothing to lose by putting Garoppolo under center for a month to close out the year. This news suggests he's not worth adding in redraft leagues.
Nov 1 - 3:59 PM

The Sacramento Bee speculates Jimmy Garoppolo will not make his 49ers debut before Week 12.

Reporter Matt Barrows reached the conclusion after parsing coach Kyle Shanahan's Tuesday words. It would make sense, as it would give Garoppolo two weeks to learn the system before the 49ers' Week 11 bye. Quarterback plans can change in a hurry, but the go-nowhere 49ers have little reason to force Garoppolo onto the field before he's ready. Waiting until Week 12 would still give them six games of evaluation.
Oct 31 - 7:49 PM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Jimmy Garoppolo isn't expected to make his 49ers debut Week 9 against the Cardinals.

It'll be C.J. Beathard again this week at home. Garoppolo will likely need at least two weeks of practice in coach Kyle Shanahan's offense before being thrown into the fire. The 49ers play the Cardinals and Giants before their Week 11 bye. It's possible we don't see Garoppolo until after that. The 49ers' skill players outside of Carlos Hyde remain nearly unusable with Beathard.
Oct 30 - 10:19 PM

49ers acquired QB Jimmy Garoppolo from the Patriots in exchange for a 2018 second-round pick.

Coach Kyle Shanahan gets his quarterback, and the Patriots get something for Garoppolo in the final year of his contract. Tom Brady has shown no signs of slowing down and wants to keep playing for multiple years, making it pretty much impossible to keep Garoppolo in New England at a much higher salary only for him to continue to hold the clipboard as the No. 2. The Patriots have traded both backup quarterbacks in the past two months, first sending Jacoby Brissett to Indy. In San Francisco, Garoppolo may need some time to pick up the offense, but he'll start as soon as he's ready. Rookie C.J. Beathard has been a complete disaster in two starts after replacing a benched Brian Hoyer. This very likely puts the Niners out of the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes this offseason.
Oct 30 - 8:28 PM

Jimmy Garoppolo played deep into the third quarter of the Patriots' preseason opener, completing 22-of-28 passes for 235 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions.

It was a surprisingly-long outing for Tom Brady's backup. The stats look good, but Garoppolo was stuck in neutral against the Jaguars' first-team defense. The Patriots' first four drives generated an underwhelming 123 yards. Garoppolo took multiple third-down sacks and attempted to heave a deep interception. Playing with the Pats' reserves, he did carve up Jacksonville's 2s and 3s, however, showing good timing and accuracy. To keep Garoppolo for 2018, the Pats will either need to exercise the franchise tag or kick Tom Brady to the curb.
Aug 10 - 9:40 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jimmy Garoppolo
2C.J. Beathard
RB1Carlos Hyde
2Matt Breida
3Jeremy McNichols
GLB1Carlos Hyde
2Matt Breida
3RB1Carlos Hyde
2Matt Breida
FB1Kyle Juszczyk
WR11Marquise Goodwin
2Trent Taylor
3Victor Bolden
WR21Aldrick Robinson
2Kendrick Bourne
3Louis Murphy
WR31Trent Taylor
TE1George Kittle
2Garrett Celek
3Logan Paulsen
LT1Joe Staley
2Darrell Williams
LG1Laken Tomlinson
2Zane Beadles
C1Daniel Kilgore
2Tim Barnes
RG1Brandon Fusco
RT1Trent Brown
K1Robbie Gould