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Author: Jon Kuzma
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To say the San Francisco 49ers and Jimmy Garoppolo have started off on the right foot would be an understatement. Garoppolo is 2-0 since being named the 49ers starting quarterback and now we are seeing firsthand how much an elite QB can improve a football team. San Francisco only had one win the entire year before trading for Jimmy Garoppolo. So it’s not hard to piece together what the underlining factor in the 49ers’ success is. The combination of Kyle Shanahan and Garoppolo will make magic happen for years to come and you can already see that unfolding every Sunday when this team laces up. San Francisco has a brutal schedule the rest of the way facing the Titans, Jaguars, and Rams. However if Jimmy G can win at least two of those games it would be huge for this franchise heading into the off-season. These next three opponents are not only huge for Garoppolo as a leader, they will also serve as a recruiting pitch to the upcoming free agents around the league. Therefore you can easily see how detrimental going 0-3 could be in that regard compared to going 2-1 or 3-0. One thing that is without a doubt is the quarterback position is the most important in the National Football League. A good signal caller is the difference between the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat. John Lynch gave up a 2nd round draft pick to acquire Garoppolo from the New England Patriots and so far that seems to be a steal. The future is definitely brighter in Northern California because now the scarlet and gold have an identity. From here on out it’s about building the team around their main guy (Garoppolo) and getting the right role players in order to compete. You have to believe this organization will eventually get it right they’ve been making a splash with this new regime.
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