The San Francisco 49ers made it all the way to the Super Bowl in the 2019 season. Although they eventually lost that game to the Kansas City Chiefs, it's hard for fans to look back on the year and be too upset.

That is especially true considering how nicely they are set up for the future. One of the pieces that has them in a good spot is quarterback. Specifically, Jimmy Garoppolo.

Now, the opinions on Garoppolo vary heavily. Some believe he is massively overpaid and average at best.

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However, others believe he is one of the better young quarterbacks in the entire NFL. And he has the potential to lead a team to a number of Super Bowls down the road.

Due to that type of skepticism, Garoppolo's future in San Francisco is uncertain. According to David Bonilla of, ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio believes the future of Garoppolo is far from set in stone.

“They’re saying what they have to say to support their guy. They’ve got the financial commitment made. They thought about Tom Brady. They decided to stick with the guy they have. Unless he comes out and addresses some of those flaws, and shows the kind of performance that doesn’t have Kyle Shanahan abandon the passing game, and focus solely on the running game, these rumors are going to continue.”

One thing remains true though. Whether you believe Garoppolo was a main factor in San Francisco's Super Bowl run or if they did it in spite of him, the 49ers made it.

They have already proven they can get to the biggest stage in football with Garoppolo as the leader of the offense. So the future is certainly bright.


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That being said, there have been rumors of the 49ers looking elsewhere at the position. And although he still has three years left on his contract, it has to make you wonder a little bit.

There are some strong points made. As mentioned already, the 49ers have already looked elsewhere as they were connected to Tom Brady this offseason.

And there are flaws in Garoppolo's game. If he does not improve on them, could San Francisco decide it has to go in a different direction?

It was evident last season that the running game was the main facet of the offense. Is that something head coach Kyle Shanahan wants in the future? If not, Garoppolo will likely need to improve dramatically in a few areas, or he might not be in San Francisco for too much longer.