San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is apparently working through some things as the NFL’s 2019 regular season approaches.
Garoppolo, who’s coming off a 2018 season that ended early with a torn ACL in late September, has high expectations heading into his second season in San Francisco.
The former New England Patriots quarterback needs to get better with his ball protection by the time the regular season comes around, though.
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan revealed today that his starting quarterback threw five straight interceptions in practice.
“He threw it to the wrong team 5 plays in a row” — Shanahan on Garoppolo
— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) August 14, 2019
Matt Maiocco had the details on Jimmy G’s interceptions:
“He (had) interceptions on five consecutive pass attempts. Jaquiski Tartt (tip by Kwon Alexander), Tarvarius Moore(twice), Richard Sherman and Ahkello Witherspoon picked him off,” he reports.
It was a rough practice for Jimmy Garoppolo. He interceptions on five consecutive pass attempts. Jaquiski Tartt (tip by Kwon Alexander), Tarvarius Moore(twice), Richard Sherman and Ahkello Witherspoon picked him off.
— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) August 14, 2019
Five straight interceptions in practice isn’t good, obviously, but it’s not that rare for an NFL practice, especially with young quarterbacks facing good defenses. You’re supposed to test your limits in practice.
This is something Patrick Mahomes went through during Chiefs practices last year, too.
As long as this doesn’t happen in a game, Garoppolo should be fine.
The 49ers are set to open the 2019 season on Sept. 8 at Tampa Bay.