Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo
26-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
San Francisco 49ers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Garoppolo might be the most popular man in the Bay Area - the San Francisco Zoo even named one of its snow leopards "Jimmy G." It's easy to see why. After a trade in late October last season, Garoppolo stepped in for an injured C.J. Beathard and led the 49ers to five wins in their last five games. And suddenly, the rebuilding 49ers, who spent the last four seasons spinning their wheels, have their quarterback of the future and a path back to at least relevance. But drawing definitive conclusions based on a five-game sample is difficult. Garoppolo was accurate and efficient and stood strong in the pocket against pressure. Had he thrown enough passes to qualify, Garoppolo would have led the league in YPA (10.1) against the blitz and ranked second in completion percentage (66.7). He also engineered 21 red-zone scoring drives as a starter, tied for most in the NFL in the last five weeks. But he did not throw downfield too often and struggled when he did, completing three of 14 attempts beyond 20 yards. He also threw five interceptions in five games. But if anything is encouraging it is how quickly he picked up the offense, and how far he could go after a full offseason to learn coach Kyle Shanahan's intricate system. The 49ers drafted tackle Mike McGlinchey ninth overall hoping to improve the offensive line. But the skill positions are modest, at best, led by 32-year-old Pierre Garcon and 5-9 Marquise Goodwin. Tight end George Kittle is the only obvious red-zone target, and prized offseason acquisition Jerick McKinnon suffered a season-ending knee injury before Week 1. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $137.5 million contract with the 49ers in February of 2018.
Throws two TD passes versus Lions
QBSan Francisco 49ers
September 16, 2018
Garoppolo threw for 206 yards and two touchdowns while completing 18 of 26 pass attempts Sunday against the Lions. He also carried three times for four yards in the 30-27 win.
ANALYSIS
Garoppolo completed 69 percent of his passes and connected with eight different receivers, though his numbers were suppressed a bit by a strong effort from the rushing attack. He completed a four-yard touchdown pass to Kendrick Bourne in the second quarter and capped off a short drive with an 11-yard strike to Garrett Celek to begin the third. It was a solid bounce-back performance for Garoppolo, who turned the ball over three times while suffering his first loss as the 49ers' starter last week against the Vikings. He'll likely be asked to do more Week 3 as his team looks to keep pace with an explosive Chiefs offense.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    130
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
144
0
2017
353
0
2018
130
0
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other QBs)

Height:   6' 2"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   225 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.97 sec
POOR
Shuttle Time:   4.26 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   7.04 sec
GOOD
Arm Length:   31.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.25 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   31 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   110 in
AVERAGE
Bench Press:   0 reps
Not Available
San Francisco 49ers Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Doubtful
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
Following an offseason in which Garoppolo's name frequently came up in trade rumors, the 25-year-old signal-caller remains with the Patriots, slotted behind entrenched starter Tom Brady on the team's depth chart. Garappolo, who New England selected 62nd overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, had an early-season playing opportunity in 2016, with Brady suspended for the first four games of the campaign. Garappolo's starting run was cut short, however, due to a shoulder injury. While he was out there, the Eastern Illinois product was able to demonstrate enough promise to generate the aforementioned trade interest, with the Browns reportedly having made a push to acquire him. From a statistical standpoint, Garappolo finished up last season with 43 completions on 63 attempts for 502 yards to go along with four TDs and zero picks over the course of six appearances. It's a small sample size, but with three seasons as Brady's understudy to his credit, Garappolo is viewed by the franchise as a plug-and-play option in the event that his veteran counterpart is injured. Garappolo is under contract with New England through this coming season and thus continues to serve as a valuable insurance policy for Brady, who is set to turn 40 this August. Beyond 2017, it's plausible that team will try to find a way to keep Garappolo in the fold, either by signing him to a contract extension, or franchising him.
Garoppolo is poised to finally get a chance to show what he can do in the NFL after two seasons spent as Tom Brady's seldom-used understudy. A second round pick in 2014 out of Eastern Illinois, Garoppolo possesses good athleticism, and his decision-making and leadership qualities were graded as pluses. Combine those qualities with a quick release, and he should in theory be an excellent fit for the Patriots' short passing game, but there were questions about his arm strength and pocket awareness after a college career spent in a spread offense. The reinstatement of Brady's four-game Deflategate suspension pushes Garoppolo into the starting lineup despite attempting just 31 passes in regular season action over the last two seasons, and an opening-month schedule that includes a road trip to Arizona and home matchups against divisional rivals the Bills and Dolphins will put the young signal-caller to the test right away. If he proves up to the task, the Patriots could have some interesting decisions to make next offseason as Garoppolo heads into the final year of his rookie contract while Brady carries a huge cap hit for a 40-year-old, but in the short term his first taste of a starting job in the NFL will end after Week 4.
When the Patriots used the 62nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft on Garoppolo, the idea was for the team to have a potential successor in place for franchise signal-caller Tom Brady. Even after fellow backup quarterback Ryan Mallett was dealt to the Texans last August, the plan was for Garoppolo to not see much of the field during regular season action, barring a Brady injury. All that changed this May though when the league handed Brady a four-game suspension for his reported role in “Deflategate.” In the wake of that, Garoppolo was line to start the team’s first four games through most of the summer, but one week before the NFL's regular season 2015 opener, Brady's suspension was nullified, setting the stage for Garoppolo to remain the team's No. 2 signal-caller.
Garoppolo, who was selected 62nd overall in the 2014 NFL draft, gives the Patriots a potential successor to franchise signal-caller Tom Brady, with fellow QB Ryan Mallett having been dealt in August. Of course, Garoppolo won't see much of the field during the regular season unless Brady suffers an injury.
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Three interceptions in season-opening loss
QBSan Francisco 49ers
September 9, 2018
Garoppolo completed 15 of 33 passes for 261 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions in the 49ers' 24-16 loss to the Vikings on Sunday. He also rushed twice for six yards.
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Done with preseason games
QBSan Francisco 49ers
August 28, 2018
Garoppolo will sit out of Thursday's preseason finale against the Chargers, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
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Connects with top wideouts versus Colts
QBSan Francisco 49ers
August 25, 2018
Garoppolo completed nine of 19 passes for 135 yards during Saturday's 23-17 preseason loss to the Colts. He also gained eight yards on his only carry.
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Should play through second quarter Saturday
QBSan Francisco 49ers
August 21, 2018
Garoppolo and his fellow healthy starters on offense figure to play up to halftime in Saturday's preseason game against the Colts, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Piles up yards early
QBSan Francisco 49ers
August 19, 2018
Garoppolo completed 10 of 12 passes for 136 yards with a touchdown and an interception during Saturday's preseason game in Houston.
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