James Richard Gariopollo is an American quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL. He has played college football from a young age and was part of the college football team at Eastern Illinois. He even won the Walter Payton Award while playing for his college team for setting school records for passing yards and also passing touchdowns. Initially, he was drafted in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft and was picked by the New England Patriots during that time.
He played as tom Brady’s backup for the first four seasons. Towards the end of 2017, Garoppolo was traded to the 49ers and was successful in revitalizing a 1-10 team by helping them win the 5 remaining matches. He was also responsible for guiding the 49ers into the NFC for the first time since 1997 and also gave them a Superbowl appearance. But where is Jimmy Garoppolo now and what is he doing?
Why is Jimmy Garoppolo Being Bad Mouthed?
Jimmy’s habits are questionable and the 49ers are in no way worried about the door hitting him on his back on his way out. After Jimmy Garoppolo signed a 137.5 million deal with the San Francisco 49ers at the end of 2017 and several injuries between 2018 and 2020, he has become very difficult to unload. He has even been known to have ghosted the Niners because of these reasons.
One-time coach for the 49ers recounted the tale to Mike Silver of the San Francisco Chronicle which puts Garoppolo in a very bad light. He had to say that once Jimmy left after the press conference of him signing into the 49ers in 2017, he was nowhere to be found for weeks. He also claimed that during that time Jimmy didn’t receive any of the calls or even replied to any of the text messages during that time- he was just gone. His injury didn’t help him in any way on the way forward and hampered his trade value.
In this regard, it is worth mentioning that a Wednesday report from Cleaveland.com says that the Browns were interested in trading Garoppolo only if the NFL decided to suspend Deshaun Watson for more time that the original 6-game suspension. However, this was more in the effect of punishing Watson for his alleged sexual abuse of a massage therapist.
It is also speculated that the team sees this as a time to start the Trey Lance era and push away the Jimmy G. vanishing Act era as he routinely just disappeared for long durations every season. The team was sure to have spent a king’s ransom for the quarterback and thus has the right to demand some return on their investment.
The latter reason seems to be more plausible since the Niners have started to publicly acknowledge that they are done with Garoppolo. In fact, Kyle Shanahan, the present coach, was quite clear by late July that Garoppolo will not be part of the team this season. This is different from the subtle approaches that the team perceived previously wherein even the CEO Jed York had said that he’d be absolutely fine as long as the team wanted to keep the player.
Where is Jimmy Garoppolo Now?
Currently, it is known that the Niners will be going with Trey lance in their next game of the season which is supposed to start off next Friday. During this time Garoppolo is still a part of the team unofficially. However, it is understandable that he is looking for a new home for himself as the Niners are getting ready to kick off against the Green Bay Packers from 5.30 PM on Friday at Levi’s Stadium.
Now that you have known about the latest updates and whereabouts of Jimmy Garoppolo, we can guess what to expect from him next. You may see Jimmy in the upcoming game but the news is yet to be confirmed. So, what are your guesses? Will Jimmy be there in the game or there will be any other decision taken? Stay updated in this space to get news about the current news in the sports industry.
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