Jimmy Garoppolo has gotten a lot of praise for how professionally he’s handled the situation with Trey Lance, but it appears that professionalism is starting to wear off aftr one week.
On Sunday, Garoppolo hugged Trey Lance after his touchdown pass, which made Fox analyst Mark Sanchez comment, “those aren’t easy hugs to give.”
During an interview on KNBR, the veteran QB had this to say about that comment.
“He’s not wrong,” Garoppolo said while laughing slightly, “No, it is what it is type of situation. It’s one of those; we had a good drive, marched down there. Kyle called the package, and he’s the head coach. Whatever he calls, goes. Just one of those things, you can only control what you can control. I’m out there with my boys, making the best of it, having a good time. At the end of the day, we’re playing football, trying to get a win. Whatever it takes. It is what it is, you know?”
“It’s kind of one of those situations where, I know the guys in the locker room. They know me. I know where I stand with them. At the end of the day, that’s what really matters. As long as those guys got my back, I’ve got no problem doing whatever it takes to win. I don’t know, this league is crazy how things happen. You’ve just got to roll with the punches kind of, and let the chips fall as they may that the end. You know, we’ll see where everything is at the end.”
Jimmy G has a right to be upset after getting the team all the way down to the red zone, just to be pulled for a rookie QB. It hurt in more ways than one seeing as how he’s going to have to sign somewhere else as a free agent next year. I’m sure Jimmy would love to have as many touchdowns on his resume in 2021 so he can secure a nice deal in 2022.
Garoppolo completed 17-of-25 passes for 314 yards, one touchdown, and one fumble lost in a 41-33 win over the Lions on Sunday.