The San Francisco 49ers lost 11-10 in their Sunday Night Football matchup against the Denver Broncos.
Offensively, both teams looked lack luster, as the defense and special teams for both squads carried the night.
The main headline Sunday night was the return of Jimmy Garoppolo. He got the start due to the season ending injury of quarterback Trey Lance. NFL fans haven’t seen Garoppolo start under center since losing in the NFC Championship last season against the Los Angeles Rams.
The ninth-year signal did not look as sharp as he did last week when he came in for the injured Lance. He threw for a measly 211 yards, 1 touchdown and a late game interception with two minutes left in the 4th quarter.
Also, Garoppolo got a safety in the third quarter, which gave Seattle their fifth point of the game.
JIMMY G PICKED LATE IN THE FOURTH 😱
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) September 26, 2022
After all of the talk about how Wilson needed to be better, it’s Jimmy G that gets the Broncos back in it. 👀
It’s 7-5. 🤔
— TSN EDGE (@TSN_Edge) September 26, 2022
Jimmy G’s mess ups where costly Sunday night for San Francisco. But a bright spot for the Niners was oddly the smile across the face of Garoppolo when the clock hit zero.
While many Niner players where visibly upset after the hard-fought loss, Garoppolo was all smiles. Many took notice, which led to some to question the integrity of the quarterback.
idk bruh — a little too smiley immediately after a pretty abysmal performance. pic.twitter.com/A5QcYwl2pZ
— Jason Dumas (@JDumasReports) September 26, 2022
One would speculate that smile is due to the pay day Garoppolo receives after he reworked his contract last offseason. When Garoppolo plays at least 25% of the snaps he gets $250k, and in wins the pay jumps to $350k.
Obviously Jimmy G is giving his all out there even on a restructured contract. But Niner fans are over of his post game smirks, as this seems to be a trend from the signal caller.
The difference between Jimmy G and great QB’s is astounding. The great ones play like they gotta live with the results for the rest of their lives. Jimmy is the guy that clocks out, leaves that shit at the door and smiles on the way home cause tomorrow is a day off. #FTTB #49ers
— Michael M (@miketmcd72) September 26, 2022
I have seen this Niners movie so many damn times…
Defense does all it can do, puts the team in a position to win. Allows one measly score with time running out, offense has to come save us.
Jimmy G throws the game away, smiles on his way into the tunnel. So predictable.
— Ethan 🏆 (@splashcitynba) September 26, 2022
Then the patent big smile from Jimmy G after losing the game for us!! Lol, y’all have fun with this year man. I know I am.
— FairTheGod (@FairTheGod) September 26, 2022
I think the frustration from Niner fans is more so cause the team scored 10 points rather than Garoppolo’s smile. But I promise you, Jimmy G’s post-game smile is the least of the teams worries.
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