We might not see Jimmy Garoppolo on the pitch for the remainder of the season if he needs surgery. We probably won’t see him again in the San Francisco 49ers uniform if the main office decides to move from Jimmy G. There are still eight games left and a lot could change between now and then.
For all we know, Garoppolo can recover faster, get back earlier and lead the 49ers to the knockout stages. If the team becomes healthy, in a best average conference, San Francisco can run. That would make the decision of the front office much more difficult. If the Niners find a way to win while Garoppolo is injured, then we will have our answer.
But I̵7;m not interested in talking about theories. Today I want to talk about Garoppolo’s handling and decision-making, and how they have led us to the discussion about getting on from him. In the video below, I also discuss Garoppolo’s lower body mechanics and how he gets into trouble with himself when he can’t always land.
- The first throw was Garoppolo’s interception, he made a mistake before the ball was broken.
- The second throws show how comfortable Jimmy feels when performing his readings without pressure.
- The third throw was probably the biggest problem for Garoppolo: He couldn’t see the pitch well. Jimmy G didn’t see the lightning coming and missed an open receiver.
- The fourth throw shows how pressure influences Garoppolo’s decision-making and forces him to play faster than what is needed.
- The fifth throw is “2019 Jimmy”, the ball is delivered on time and correctly. Garoppolo has both of his nails in the ground so he can put in some mustard. It’s easily his best representation in the game.
- The sixth throw highlights how Garoppolo is ready to kick in when you see the other QBs in the tournament with no problems. If it’s incomplete, it’s incomplete, but the throw never happens.
- The seventh throw showed Kyle Shanahan’s disappointment sizzling with Garoppolo. In this particular play, Jimmy does not have many opportunities. Seattle used a lot of simulation pressure, and unadjusted attack lines. This game left Shanahan even more frustrated in the entire game.