Jimmy Garoppolo Now Starting for 49ers

Jimmy Garoppolo To Start for 49ers on Sunday

It seems as though quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has found himself a nice home in the San Francisco 49ers.

At the end of this past weekend's game against the Chicago Bears, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan made the obvious decision known and decided on naming Garoppolo as the starting quarterback for Sunday's upcoming game in Houston, where the 49ers will play the Texans. This comes a day after Garoppolo had a solid debut as a starter on Sunday.

Garoppolo's first start as a 49er wasn't the most stylish one, since the 49ers didn't score a single touchdown in their win, instead settling for five field goals. Despite this, Garoppolo is already generating some excitement in the locker room and fan base in the midst of an extremely lackluster 2-10 season for the team. When asked about him, Shanahan said it was just fun to watch Garoppolo on tape and noticed how he made some rather impressive throws.

Over the course of the game, Garoppolo threw for 293 passing yards against the Bears, completing 26 of his 37 passes. He did have one interception in the game but Shanahan was confident in his ability to improvise on the field, something that is crucial for any quarterback. Garoppolo's teammates also took notice of his ability to improvise, something that wide receiver Marquise Goodwin praised him for.

For this week's upcoming game, the 49ers and Garoppolo are expecting him to make his own first touchdown drive. Many times against the Bears, the team found themselves getting into the redzone but being unable to come away with a touchdown score. Shanahan was quick to cite penalties as the main reason for why the team's multiple drives stalled, mentioning that they all have to improve collectively when on the goal line if they expect to score touchdowns instead of having to settle for field goals.

At the end of the day, the general feeling now is that with Garoppolo starting under center, it brings a new level of interest for the team in their final four games of the season. Shanahan expects him to gain more confidence as he gets more and more acquainted with how the team's offense is run.



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