However, an injury now puts the second-year quarterback out for the season.
Since week two, veteran quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has taken over the 49ers offense.
While he wasn’t the guy they wanted, he’s the guy who is leading the 49ers into the playoff hunt.
His recent play is also showing something shocking from him in 2022.
So what is this statistic showing NFL fans about the veteran quarterback?
Garoppolo Is Impressive When Under Pressure
In a shocking revelation, Garoppolo is the best NFL quarterback when under pressure this season.
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— NFL GameDay (@NFLGameDay) November 25, 2022
His 116.7 passer rating tops all NFL quarterbacks that have faced pressure this season.
While he still has some issues with having “happy feet” in the pocket, he’s making improvements.
These improvements have the 49ers leading in the NFC West going into week 12.
With him having so many weapons on offense, it’s easy to see how he can do well under pressure.
The addition of Christian McCaffrey gives Garoppolo a check down target when under pressure.
Jimmy Garoppolo has been fantastic lately. I think having McCaffrey as a check down helps him process through the reads so much. I hope he keeps it up.
— Cory Schneider (@CoryPSU) November 22, 2022
Since getting him, he’s got two rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown.
He also has 185 receiving yards and 209 rushing yards for 394 all-purpose yards.
So his arrival in San Francisco is a tremendous help to Garoppolo this season.
Had the 49ers not gotten him, maybe Garoppolo doesn’t have this amazing statistic under his belt.
So while the veteran quarterback is having a solid season, it’s from the surrounding players.
While Thanksgiving was on Thursday, Garoppolo needs to give thanks for having an offense full of talent.