Jimmy Garoppolo’s resurgence fueling 49ers’ late NFC playoff push
After a rocky start, with many fans clamoring for Trey Lance, Jimmy Garoppolo has reversed the script for his 2021 NFL season in recent weeks.
Since the 49ers’ trip to Garoppolo’s hometown and the victory over the Chicago Bears, Garoppolo’s numbers have improved dramatically.
Data from Pro Football Focus certainly confirms Garoppolo’s improvement.
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After a 2-4 start, the 49ers have gone 3-1 since that Week 8 trip to Windy City.
Error-free football has also turned the tide for the 49ers, as the offense hasn’t returned the ball in each of the last two games. The 49ers defense, which had only had one takeaway in the first four weeks, forced two turnovers in each of the last two games.
If Garoppolo can keep up that pace, the 49ers’ playoff push should continue in a crucial clash with the Minnesota Vikings in Week 12.