SJ - October 13, 2020
There's a lot of talk about Jimmy Garoppolo's future in San Francisco after the 49ers were blown out by the Dolphins this weekend. He didn't play well at all and was benched in the second half.
The word from head coach Kyle Shanahan about the benching is that their "franchise" quarterback still isn't 100 percent. That's an easy excuse considering Jimmy G missed the prior two games with an ankle injury.
The 49ers are experiencing one of the worst Super Bowl hangovers of all-time. If they don't right the ship soon they could reconsider their future at quarterback.
From CBS Sports:
That brings us to the main question: Will Jimmy Garoppolo be the best option for the 49ers beyond 2020? It's a fair question to ask, especially with the flexibility that the franchise is about to have with its current starting QB this offseason. Once the 2020 season comes to a close, the 49ers have the ability to get out from under Garopplo's $137.5 million deal he signed back in February of 2018 relatively unscathed. If they moved on, they'd clear roughly $24 million off their cap in 2021 and only have $2.8 million and $1.4 million in dead cap charges over the next two seasons.
The Super Bowl hangover is real. It's a good thing they went ahead with their post-Super Bowl party because they're not making a return this year.
Jimmy G needs to stick to porn stars and cosplay models.