SJ - September 22, 2021
Jimmy Garoppolo was on "The Rich Eisen Show" on Tuesday and was asked about his future in the NFL. Given that the 49ers drafted Trey Lance in the first-round, the clock seems to be ticking on his time in San Francisco.
The 49ers quarterback acknowledged that fact and indicated that it might take an MVP season, like the one Aaron Rodgers had last season, to keep his job with the 49ers past this season.
Jimmy G was asked if he would seek advice for his current situation from Rodgers on Sunday. He said "there's a good possibility" that he will.
From 49ers Webzone:
"I don't know. To be completely honest, I haven't thought that far ahead yet," Garoppolo said. "It's one of those things that I'm still tied up with the season and everything that we've got going on. If I repeat what Aaron did last year, I would love to do that. That guy — MVP speaks for itself. The dude had a hell of a year, though. If I could replicate anything similar to that, I'd be thrilled with it.
"After this year, we'll figure that out when we get there. We've got a long way to go. We're only a couple of weeks into this thing."
Might Garoppolo talk to Rodgers before Sunday's game and seek advice about the situation?
"Yeah, there's a good possibility," Garoppolo answered. "I know Aaron pretty well. We've talked a couple of times on the field, off the field. Whatever little piece of advice he could give to me — obviously, it's worked out pretty well for him. The guy's been ballin'. He had four TDs [last] night.
"This league's a crazy thing. We've all got our own story and just got to make the best of your situation."
I don't know if Rodgers is going to be able to help Jimmy G with his situation. The key to Aaron's success is playing NFC North teams twice a year. That's not going to happen for Jimmy, although he will face each NFC North team one time this year.
It would be one hell of an accomplishment if Jimmy could build an MVP resume off of his four games against the NFC North.
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