After the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ets in Super Bowl LIV, many expected the latter team to seek revenge in their latest Week 7 matchup against the same rivals. With Jimmy Garoppolo locking horns against Patrick Mahomes, it was the latter who managed to out-shine the other QB with an impressive performance.
While it was Christian McCaffrey, who helped Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers take the initial lead in the game, Patrick Mahomes went onto prove just how big of a star he is with his applaud-worthy style of play. This made Robert Griffin III point out just the voids which are stopping San Francisco from succeeding immensely.
Robert Griffin III stated, “Have Jimmy Garoppolo as your Quarterback, with all the offensive weapons they have, they have championship weapons if they QB can take them there. The reason is, everybody else has to do everything right for Jimmy G to keep them in the fight…that’s problem with 49ers right now, he doesn’t have the ability to out-shoot the likes of Patrick Mahomes.”
Is Jimmy Garoppolo not the right fit for 49ers?
The San Francisco 49ers were not able to run the ball in the entire game, With McCaffrey and Jeff Wilson Jr, showcasing their potential early on, this team could not build up upon their positive start. Perhaps just when they needed an acceleration from their Quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo failed to deliver.
Moreover, Jimmy Garoppolo being caught up and being forced into the red zone, pressurized the veteran QB to make errors, which the Chiefs made full use of him time and again. To simplify – Jimmy Garoppolo never matched Mahomes in terms of consistent playmaking.
One turning point which everyone will be talking about will be when the 49ers were down 14-13 in the second quarter, the 49ers were constantly knocking on the door of recovery. On third and 3 from the Chiefs 5-yard line, Jimmy Garoppolo faced pressure from George Karlaftis and lofted one up in the direction of George Kittle. This eventually resulted in the Chiefs rookie Joshua Williams to snag the ball out of the air and erase 49ers; shot at points.