Numerous within the media despite everything put down Jimmy Garoppolo’s contributions to the San Francisco 49ers’ prosperity this season, as though the team would be headed to Super Bowl LIV without its franchise quarterback. Hall of Famer Jerry Rice recently defended Garoppolo against ESPN character Stephen A. Smith’s constant criticisms.
Presently, Colin Cowherd of Fox Sports 1 goes to Garoppolo’s defense. The host of The Herd can’t comprehend why such a significant number of stay wary of the 49ers quarterback. He accepts there is more pressure on the Kansas City Chiefs, not San Francisco, to beat Garoppolo and the 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.
“I’m not a ‘stat guy,’ I’m an ‘eye guy,'” Cowherd said. “Watch the games.”
For those intrigued by statistics, however, Cowherd noticed that Garoppolo has the eighth-highest passer rating in spite of the 49ers managing a few wounds this season, including losing both their offensive tackles, their All-Pro tight end, and their Pro Bowl fullback for a few games.
“Their schedule was brutal,” Cowherd continued. “The Packers’ schedule was cupcake city. Kansas City got schedule breaks. Not San Francisco. It was brutal at the end of the year.”
Furthermore, for those highlighting Kyle Shanahan being the only explanation Garoppolo has been successful, Cowherd takes note of that the 49ers head coach is 4-20 without Garoppolo and 21-5 with him.
Cowherd asks, “What is everybody not seeing?”
Cowherd proceeds to pick the 49ers to win Super Bowl LIV. He thinks their brutal schedule makes them more fight tried. Cowherd loves that they come in as the underdog, feels their defensive line and offensive line are superior to the Chiefs’ units, and he enjoys that the Niners are healthy.
Cowherd admits that, regardless of his admiration of Garoppolo, the Chiefs have the better quarterback.
“Mahomes is a superstar,” Cowherd said. “Jimmy Garoppolo is super talented. He’s not Patrick Mahomes, but he’s talented.”