Garoppolo completed 20 of 31 pass attempts for 219 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions during Sunday's 31-20 Super Bowl loss to the Chiefs. Garoppolo's two interceptions will rightfully overshadow an otherwise-solid Super Bowl performance, particularly his first turnover: a questionably floated pass early in the second quarter which sailed into the waiting arms of Bashaud Breeland. To the 28-year-old's credit, he rebounded to lead the 49ers down the field that same quarter, capping the drive with a 15-yard touchdown to Kyle Juszczyk. Down by four points with under two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, however, Garoppolo overshot an open Emmanuel Sanders for what would have likely resulted in a go-ahead score -- instead, Frank Clark sacked the signal-caller on the next play for a turnover on downs which set up a Chiefs touchdown. His final interception, a desperation deep shot while facing an 11-point deficit, ultimately sealed the loss for San Francisco. Though the unfortunate taste of mistakes made on the big stage will linger heading into the offseason, there's plenty of reason for optimism that Garoppolo will take another step forward with the 49ers' offense come 2020. He has three years remaining on his contract and will benefit from being another year removed from the ACL injury that ended his 2018 season.
Garoppolo completed six of eight pass attempts for 77 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions in Sunday's 37-20 NFC Championship Game win over the Packers. Garoppolo was essentially a hand-off machine for Raheem Mostert (29 carries for 220 yards and four touchdowns) in a contest that the 49ers led big from start to finish. The 28-year-old came through on a couple of crucial third-down conversions when asked to, but coach Kyle Shanahan clearly had a run-first gameplan instilled from the get go. San Francisco may not have the luxury of running the ball as frequently as it has in its first two playoff victories in two weeks, as its upcoming opponent, the Kansas City Chiefs, was able to put up big passing numbers on a stout Tennessee defense in the AFC Championship Game. Garoppolo has responded well when asked to engage in a shootout with an opposing gunslinger this season, so there is a chance we see Jimmy G unleashed in the Super Bowl if the game script calls for it.
Garoppolo completed 11 of 19 pass attempts for 131 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 27-10 NFC divisional-round victory over the Vikings. This game played out like one of the early season victories for the 49ers during its 10-0 start to the season. The defense was back at full strength and completely shut down the Vikings' offense, and the rushing attack did all of the heavy lifting on offense, leaving Garoppolo with little to do from a statistical standpoint. The 28-year-old may be asked to contribute more offensively in the NFC Championship Round, as either potential opposing quarterback (Russell Wilson or Aaron Rodgers) could put up more points and force Garoppolo to match his production. San Francisco's signal caller has come through with flying colors in these situations this season, but his upside remains lower than nearly every potential quarterback option that will be available in DFS contests next Sunday.
Garoppolo completed 18 of 22 pass attempts for 285 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Sunday's 26-21 win over the Seahawks. Garoppolo fared much better against the Seahawks in the teams' second matchup this season as he had more time to stand in the pocket behind a healthier offensive line and pick apart Seattle's defense. The only blemish on his line was the lack of scores, as San Francisco's runners finished off the drives that the aerial attack started. The 28-year-old concludes his first full regular season with a 69.1 percent completion rate, 3,978 passing yards and a 27:13 TD:INT ratio while leading his team to the No. 1 seed in the NFC heading into the playoffs. Garoppolo didn't finish with a gaudy yardage total due to the 49ers' strong rushing attack and defensive unit, but his 8.4 yards per attempt (third behind only Matthew Stafford and Ryan Tannehill) displays his ability to hit big plays without being erratic. He may not have finished as a top fantasy arm -- and may not next year in coach Kyle Shanahan's current power-run scheme -- but Jimmy G certainly delivered on the real football hype in 2019.
Garoppolo completed 16 of 27 passes for 248 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in the 49ers' 34-31 win over the Rams on Saturday. He also rushed four times for five yards and committed a fumble, which he recovered. Garoppolo managed to generate serviceable final numbers, but he struggled for a good portion of the contest and endured six sacks from a relentless Rams pass rush. The 28-year-old suffered his first multi-interception game since Week 11 as well, but he ultimately atoned for his return to his error-prone ways from earlier in the season by spearheading a nine-play, 60-yard game-winning march that included key completions to Kendrick Bourne (18 yards) and Emmanuel Sanders (46 yards), the latter which positioned San Francisco in field-goal range. Robbie Gould's 33-yard field goal as time expired clinched the win for the Niners, who could be playing for the NFC West and a possible No. 1 seed in a Week 17 showdown against the Seahawks.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/20||@New York Jets||17||19.13|
|3||09/27||@New York Giants||29||23.88|
|6||10/19||Los Angeles Rams||10||17.13|
|7||10/25||@New England Patriots||1||11.06|
|9||11/06||Green Bay Packers||3||14.33|
|10||11/15||@New Orleans Saints||20||20.18|
|12||11/29||@Los Angeles Rams||10||17.13|
|3 Year Avg||67.3||2085||13||7||35||1||154|