Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo
27-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
San Francisco 49ers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Much was expected out of Garoppolo entering last season, but those sky-high hopes were dashed Week 3 when he suffered a season-ending ACL tear in his left knee. His first couple games didn't really live up to the hype - three INTs Week 1, barely 200 yards passing Week 2 - but Week 3 (8.4 YPA, two TDs) offered a glimpse of his promise before he went down in the fourth quarter. Aside from Garoppolo's health, the main question for the 49ers is the state of coach Kyle Shanahan's offense. The team's No. 1 target is tight end George Kittle, who figures to regress at least somewhat from his all-time season, and while the 49ers have a lot of young talent at wide receiver, the emphasis is on young. Dante Pettis made a late-season impact last year as a rookie but is still unproven, and he's joined by second-round pick Deebo Samuel as well as inconsistent deep threat Marquise Goodwin. The 49ers also added Jordan Matthews, but he's no lock to even make the team. The backfield has quality receivers, with Tevin Coleman joining Matt Breida. Garoppolo plans to return with a knee brace, which could be an issue if the offensive line (48 sacks last year) doesn't improve. Garoppolo will come cheaper at the draft table this year, but if you liked him last season you should still like him this season, provided his knee checks out healthy in training camp. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $137.5 million contract with the 49ers in February of 2018.
Could play beyond halftime
QBSan Francisco 49ers
August 22, 2019
Garoppolo likely will play the entire first half, and possibly a bit longer, in Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.comreports.
ANALYSIS
The 49ers apparently have determined Garoppolo needs extra reps more than he needs to be protected from the added injury risk that comes with playing in a game. The decision may have been influenced by an ugly performance Monday in Denver, when his six pass attempts included an interception, a dropped interception and two batted passes. There also have been some worrisome reports from training camp, including one day last week when Garoppolo threw interceptions on five consecutive passes at practice. Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area suggests Garoppolo may still be working through a mental barrier as he returns from last year's ACL tear. The concern will die down in a hurry if the 27-year-old quarterback looks good Saturday against the Chiefs.
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How do Jimmy Garoppolo's 2018 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
22.5%
 
Avg Target Depth
9.7 Yds
 
Sack Rate
12.7%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
7.1 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
3.4%
 
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How do Jimmy Garoppolo's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
225 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.97 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.26 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.04 sec
 
Vertical Jump
30.5 in
 
Broad Jump
110 in
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
31.00 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Jimmy Garoppolo
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21 days ago
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2019 San Francisco 49ers
27 days ago
Josh Fathollahi observes that while the 49ers have made the necessary roster moves heading into Year 3 under Kyle Shanahan, the team's eventual record likely rests on Jimmy Garoppolo.
2019 Football Draft Kit: Breakout Players
30 days ago
Jerry Donabedian analyzes the top breakout candidates for 2019, including Baker Mayfield's path to becoming a top-3 fantasy QB.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Garoppolo might be the most popular man in the Bay Area - the San Francisco Zoo even named one of its snow leopards "Jimmy G." It's easy to see why. After a trade in late October last season, Garoppolo stepped in for an injured C.J. Beathard and led the 49ers to five wins in their last five games. And suddenly, the rebuilding 49ers, who spent the last four seasons spinning their wheels, have their quarterback of the future and a path back to at least relevance. But drawing definitive conclusions based on a five-game sample is difficult. Garoppolo was accurate and efficient and stood strong in the pocket against pressure. Had he thrown enough passes to qualify, Garoppolo would have led the league in YPA (10.1) against the blitz and ranked second in completion percentage (66.7). He also engineered 21 red-zone scoring drives as a starter, tied for most in the NFL in the last five weeks. But he did not throw downfield too often and struggled when he did, completing three of 14 attempts beyond 20 yards. He also threw five interceptions in five games. But if anything is encouraging it is how quickly he picked up the offense, and how far he could go after a full offseason to learn coach Kyle Shanahan's intricate system. The 49ers drafted tackle Mike McGlinchey ninth overall hoping to improve the offensive line. But the skill positions are modest, at best, led by 32-year-old Pierre Garcon and 5-9 Marquise Goodwin. Tight end George Kittle is the only obvious red-zone target, and prized offseason acquisition Jerick McKinnon suffered a season-ending knee injury before Week 1.
Following an offseason in which Garoppolo's name frequently came up in trade rumors, the 25-year-old signal-caller remains with the Patriots, slotted behind entrenched starter Tom Brady on the team's depth chart. Garappolo, who New England selected 62nd overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, had an early-season playing opportunity in 2016, with Brady suspended for the first four games of the campaign. Garappolo's starting run was cut short, however, due to a shoulder injury. While he was out there, the Eastern Illinois product was able to demonstrate enough promise to generate the aforementioned trade interest, with the Browns reportedly having made a push to acquire him. From a statistical standpoint, Garappolo finished up last season with 43 completions on 63 attempts for 502 yards to go along with four TDs and zero picks over the course of six appearances. It's a small sample size, but with three seasons as Brady's understudy to his credit, Garappolo is viewed by the franchise as a plug-and-play option in the event that his veteran counterpart is injured. Garappolo is under contract with New England through this coming season and thus continues to serve as a valuable insurance policy for Brady, who is set to turn 40 this August. Beyond 2017, it's plausible that team will try to find a way to keep Garappolo in the fold, either by signing him to a contract extension, or franchising him.
Garoppolo is poised to finally get a chance to show what he can do in the NFL after two seasons spent as Tom Brady's seldom-used understudy. A second round pick in 2014 out of Eastern Illinois, Garoppolo possesses good athleticism, and his decision-making and leadership qualities were graded as pluses. Combine those qualities with a quick release, and he should in theory be an excellent fit for the Patriots' short passing game, but there were questions about his arm strength and pocket awareness after a college career spent in a spread offense. The reinstatement of Brady's four-game Deflategate suspension pushes Garoppolo into the starting lineup despite attempting just 31 passes in regular season action over the last two seasons, and an opening-month schedule that includes a road trip to Arizona and home matchups against divisional rivals the Bills and Dolphins will put the young signal-caller to the test right away. If he proves up to the task, the Patriots could have some interesting decisions to make next offseason as Garoppolo heads into the final year of his rookie contract while Brady carries a huge cap hit for a 40-year-old, but in the short term his first taste of a starting job in the NFL will end after Week 4.
When the Patriots used the 62nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft on Garoppolo, the idea was for the team to have a potential successor in place for franchise signal-caller Tom Brady. Even after fellow backup quarterback Ryan Mallett was dealt to the Texans last August, the plan was for Garoppolo to not see much of the field during regular season action, barring a Brady injury. All that changed this May though when the league handed Brady a four-game suspension for his reported role in “Deflategate.” In the wake of that, Garoppolo was line to start the team’s first four games through most of the summer, but one week before the NFL's regular season 2015 opener, Brady's suspension was nullified, setting the stage for Garoppolo to remain the team's No. 2 signal-caller.
Garoppolo, who was selected 62nd overall in the 2014 NFL draft, gives the Patriots a potential successor to franchise signal-caller Tom Brady, with fellow QB Ryan Mallett having been dealt in August. Of course, Garoppolo won't see much of the field during the regular season unless Brady suffers an injury.
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Looks terrible against Denver
QBSan Francisco 49ers
August 20, 2019
Garoppolo completed one of six passes for zero yards and threw an interception in Monday's preseason win over Denver.
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In line to play Monday
QBSan Francisco 49ers
August 19, 2019
Garoppolo is expected to play in Monday's preseason contest in Denver, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Struggles through awful practice
QBSan Francisco 49ers
August 15, 2019
Garoppolo was intercepted on five consecutive snaps Wednesday at practice, Grant Cohn of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports.
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Won't play Saturday
QBSan Francisco 49ers
August 6, 2019
Coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed Tuesday that Garoppolo won't play in Saturday's preseason opener against Dallas, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
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Gets full clearance
QBSan Francisco 49ers
July 26, 2019
Garoppolo (knee) is cleared for a full workload during training camp, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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