Niners QB Jimmy Garoppolo Posts 0.0 QB Rating In 24-15 Preseason Win Vs. Broncos, Twitter Reacts
Garoppolo, 27, finished 1-for-6 for zero yards and an interception Monday evening in his first appearance since he sustained a season-ending knee injury at the beginning of last season.
“Obviously [I’m] a little frustrated,” Garoppolo said following the game, per ESPN. “But it’s the NFL, unfortunately we don’t get to play the whole game. … You wish you could be out there for more so you could bounce back. … It is what it is. It’s the preseason right now, so you just gotta take it in stride.”
The former New England Patriots QB had his first four passes knocked down at the line, intercepted by Isaac Yiadom, tipped and broken up by Broncos cornerback De’Vante Bausby for a near pick-six, in that order. One of Garoppolo’s passes was even 4.8 yards behind the line of scrimmage.
C.J. Beathard eventually replaced Garoppolo on Monday night.
Garoppolo, whom the Patriots drafted as a second-round pick in 2014, spent four seasons in New England before being traded to the 49ers in 2017. Last year, Garoppolo inked a five-year, $137 million contract with San Francisco before tearing his ACL in Week 3.
NFL fans and pundits were quick to mock the QB on Twitter for his poor performance. Some noted that Garoppolo’s struggles have been going on since training camp this summer. In a practice last week, Garoppolo threw five consecutive interceptions. Other fans and reporters also pointed out the fact that the QB had a 96.2 passer rating in his first six games with the Niners in 2017, a mark equal to the one his predecessor Colin Kaepernick had during his final six contests with the franchise in 2016. Unlike Garoppolo, Kaepernick did not sign a major contract extension with the 49ers after he drew controversy for his national anthem protests.
This feels like a good time for this little reminder: Colin Kaepernick’s 96.2 passer rating in his last 6 games of the 2016 season was the same as Jimmy Garoppolo’s in his 6 games of the 2017 season; Garoppolo signed a record 5-year, $137.5 million contract the following February
— Michael Eaves (@michaeleaves) August 20, 2019
— walrut (@walrut1) August 20, 2019
— Shayne L. Marsaw (@wasram) August 20, 2019
Me talking to San Francisco 49’er fans after watching QB Jimmy Garoppolo go 1 for 6 with 0 yards an INT and a perfect ZERO passer rating in last nights game vs the Denver Broncos:#NFL pic.twitter.com/ZaN8nVqFwC
— Terry Hollimon (T-Holla) (@terryhollimon) August 20, 2019
Me and Jimmy Garoppolo had the same QB rating last night… pic.twitter.com/IZHq0OlFys
— The 4 Verts (@T4Verts) August 20, 2019
— Cole Topham (@HamAnalysis) August 20, 2019
Watch highlights — or lowlights, really — of the 49ers vs. Broncos game here.