49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo looking to channel his inner Tom Brady in the Super Bowl
Jimmy Garoppolo is a two-time Super Bowl champion, but he didn’t play a snap in either of those wins. Instead, as the backup to Tom Brady, he saw the New England Patriots win both, while he did not play a snap. Now that he’s in the Super Bowl as the starting quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, he’s looking to channel his “inner Tom Brady.”
“Everyone says it should be like another game, but just the way that he actually did it,” Garoppolo said, via Kerry Crowley of the San Jose Mercury News. “Up close and personal, picking up everything I could and seeing how he went about his business, obviously it worked out the two times that I was there with him. I’ll try to transfer that over to my game.”
Garoppolo said that calling Brady for a piece of advice leading up to Feb. 2’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs would be a ” good idea,” and he “might follow through with it. However, he has no shortage of contacts to discuss with, as former 49ers Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks Steve Young and Joe Montana will be in attendance in Miami.
“I love that we keep it in the family and everything, when those older players come back and whether they talk to us or whether you see them on the sidelines, having them around is cool,” Garoppolo said. “It just makes you realize the history of this organization.”
Garoppolo certainly has a solid support staff around him. Perhaps with enough advice, he’ll get his third Super Bowl ring in his first Super Bowl start.