John Lynch speaks out on Jimmy Garoppolo’s future with 49ers
John Lynch knows that in 2019, Jimmy Garoppolo led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl one year after the team won just four games.
After a break out season from the sixth-year quarterback, Lynch spoke on Garoppolo’s future with the 49ers.
“We’re extremely proud of Jimmy and committed to Jimmy moving forward. He’s our guy,” Lynch said, via Jennifer Lee Chan of CSNBayArea.com. “The room for growth has not come close to hitting the ceiling.”
After missing all but three games last season due to injury, Garoppolo took a big step in 2019. The 28-year-old completed 69.1 percent of his passes for 3,978 yards, 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in his first full season as the team’s starting quarterback.
The hiring of Lynch in January of 2017 has quickly become a major success. This season, the 49ers were arguably the top team in football and although they fell to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV, the team is well-built for the future and should continue to compete with Garoppolo under center.
After two and a half seasons for the New England Patriots — mainly spending time as the backup for Tom Brady, the 49ers traded for the Eastern Illinois product in October of 2017 in exchange for a 2018 second-round pick.
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