49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo Plays Terrible in First Game Back

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo played terrible in his first game back since he suffered a knee injury that ended his season back in September 2018.

Garoppolo went 1-6 for 0 yards and an interception during Monday’s game, posting an abysmal 0.0 passing rating in the Niners’ 24-15 victory over the Denver Broncos in preseason action.

“Obviously [I’m] a little frustrated,” Garoppolo said, according to ESPN. “But it’s the NFL, unfortunately we don’t get to play the whole game. … You wish you could be out there for more so you could bounce back. … It is what it is. It’s the preseason right now, so you just gotta take it in stride.”

Garoppolo was the victim of deflected passes and pressure, but wasn’t able to string anything positive together during his limited outing.

For those who may have thought his knee may have been to blame for some of his issues, Garoppolo shut that down.

“I wasn’t thinking about it, so I was happy about that,” Garoppolo said. “It didn’t bother me too much.”

The 49ers signed Garoppolo to a five-year, $137 million contract last year, so they need the 27-year old signal caller to put it together in time for the regular season.