49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo speaks out after Super Bowl 54 loss to Chiefs
The San Francisco 49ers and Jimmy Garoppolo put together an impressive 13-3 regular season but couldn’t pull off a victory in Super Bowl LIV. The Kansas City Chiefs managed to win the big game with 31-20 being the final score.
After the game, Jimmy Garoppolo was asked about his feelings after coming up short. He told Cam Iman of the San Jose Mercury that it ‘sucks losing’ and while they started the game off strong, they just ‘couldn’t finish it off.’
“It sucks losing it for a guy like Joe and everything he’s been through, and for this team. I wouldn’t trade these guys for anything.… Those are moments we dream of and we got off on the right note and we couldn’t finish it off”
#49ers Jimmy Garoppolo:
It sucks losing it for a guy like Joe and everything he’s been through, and for this team. I wouldn’t trade these guys for anything.… Those are moments we dream of and we got off on the right note and we couldn’t finish it off
— Cam Inman (@CamInman) February 3, 2020
The 49ers held a 20-10 lead at one point but gave up their double-digit lead to the Chiefs. They had numerous chances to right the ship during the fourth quarter but they failed to get stops late and couldn’t punch the ball in the end-zone either.
While losing the Super Bowl is obviously never a great experience, the turnaround the 49ers have managed to achieve is nothing short of impressive. They put together a 4-12 record just a season ago and were competing at the NFL’s highest stage the year after.
There is a lot to like about the future for the 49ers. However, it’s important they don’t manage to experience a Super Bowl hangover like other teams that came up short like the Atlanta Falcons and Los Angeles Rams.
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