Jimmy Garoppolo’s late-season performance sends the San Francisco
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Now the most important task of the offseason is locking up Garoppolo with a long-term deal.
”We’re going to work hard to try to keep him as a 49er for a long Chuma Edoga Jersey , long time,” general manager John Lynch said Tuesday. ”We’re really happy with the way he played. We think he’s got some abilities that are unique and we want him here.”
Garoppolo’s arrival totally transformed a team that began the season with nine straight losses under first-year coach Kyle Shanahan and ended it with five straight wins after Garoppolo took over as starter.
He threw for 1,542 yards during those starts and looked the part of a franchise quarterback the Niners (6-10) hoped they had acquired when they dealt a second-round pick to New England at the trade deadline.
”Obviously, Jimmy came in and he was fabulous,” Lynch said. ”He was great for us and he made people around him better and I think that’s the mark of a player who has an opportunity to be special is do you make people around you better? He did that.”
Now Garoppolo is eligible for free agency in March, although he won’t hit the open market. If the 49ers can’t reach a long-term deal in the coming weeks, they will use the franchise tag to lock him up for 2018 for about $25 million.
”I like being here http://www.jetsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-trevon-wesco-jersey ,” Garoppolo said. ”I think we had a good thing going at the end of this year. And we’ll see what happens.”
Here are some issues the 49ers will face this offseason:
HISTORIC TURNAROUND: The Niners became just the second team to finish with a losing record despite winning the final five games, joining the 1989 Detroit Lions. They also set doubled the previous high win total for a team that started the season 0-9, leading to the good will around the franchise.
”That’s why this year was so special,” left tackle Joe Staley said. ”We’re 6-10 at the end of the season, but I don’t think there’s a team in the NFL that would want to see us right now in the playoffs. We just got to carry that momentum in the offseason and continue to work like we did this year in the second half. We’re excited about next year.”
ROARING ROOKIES: The other major bright spot in San Francisco was the play of the rookie class. The Niners got major contributions from several rookies led by first-round linebacker Reuben Foster, who should be a centerpiece of the defense for years to come. Receiver Trent Taylor and tight end George Kittle each caught 43 passes, Matt Breida was a solid backup running back and safety Adrian Colbert and cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon showed signs of being long-term contributors in the secondary.
FREE AGENCY: The 49ers will be able to spend big in free agency if they choose thanks to more than $110 million projected in salary cap room. Some of the biggest decisions outside of getting a deal done with Garoppolo will be about their own players. Running back Carlos Hyde Clelin Ferrell Jersey , safety Eric Reid and center Daniel Kilgore are among the most prominent potential free agents. Hyde and Reid had strong finishes to their season and will likely get offers from other teams if allowed to hit the open market. Kilgore helped ease Garoppolo’s transition and the Niners may want to keep him to provide continuity on the line.
GET HEALTHY: San Francisco had 23 players end the season on injured reserve, including several the team is counting on to be healthy contributors in 2018. Linebacker Malcolm Smith (biceps) missed the entire season, along with 2016 first-round guard Joshua Garnett (knee). Safeties Jaquiski Tartt and Jimmie Ward went down with mid-season broken arms, and 2015 first-round defensive lineman Arik Armstead broke his hand. Receiver Pierre Garcon also was shut down with a neck injury, along with right tackle Trent Brown (shoulder). Healthy returns for those players could provide big boosts next season.
BREAKTHROUGH SEASON: The most impressive free-agent addition last year for the Niners was receiver Marquise Goodwin, who exceeded his four-year output in Buffalo in just one season in San Francisco. Goodwin caught 56 passes for 962 yards and was tied for fifth in catches (29) and sixth in yards receiving (384) in the final five games after Garoppolo took over at quarterback.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco rookie Dre Greenlaw enters the NFL with a little more fanfare than most fifth-round linebackers.His role as a good Samaritan to save a high school classmate from a potential date rape encounter at a college fraternity party was publicized on social media by the woman’s father shortly after he was drafted by the 49ers last Saturday.“My daughter went to a college party when she was freshman http://www.raidersauthorizedshops.com/authentic-josh-jacobs-jersey ,” Gerry Daly said on Twitter. “She knew very few people at the party, and also didn’t have a ton of experience drinking. Someone slipped something into her drink when she wasn’t paying attention.“Dre was also a freshman. And he knew my daughter from high school. And he did not know the guy who was all over her. And when that guy tried to steer my daughter out the front door, he stopped the guy and said ‘she’s not going anywhere.'”Daly said he didn’t publicize the story earlier because he didn’t want anyone to criticize Greenlaw for being at a keg party when he was underage, but did so after Greenlaw was drafted, saying he will always owe Greenlaw for protecting his daughter.Greenlaw said Daly’s daughter, Megan, called him a couple of days after her father tweeted his thanks and that jogged his memory of the details of the incident that happened his freshman year at Arkansas.“I wasn’t doing it for attention Johnathan Abram Jersey ,” Greenlaw said. “I did it because I did it. The whole four years went by and I didn’t think about it much. I think I saw her one time after that and she thanked me again. This is somebody’s daughter. I understand why someone would be so appreciative of it.”Greenlaw is used to getting attention for off-field stories instead of the play that made him an NFL draft pick. Greenlaw was an orphan as a child and spent six years in the foster care system before moving in with the family of one of his high school assistant coaches, Brian Early.Greenlaw became part of that family and was officially adopted last year, shortly after turning 21.Greenlaw said it was frustrating at first to always be asked about his family situation instead of football but he knows it can provide inspiration to others from a similar background.“I look back on it and it’s a story that not a lot of people went through and that they made it out of,” he said. “There’s a lot of kids in foster homes that may not have gotten the same opportunity. If they hear someone’s story and they see someone who has been through something similar to them, maybe they get the hope that they can do it, too.”Now Greenlaw wants to begin the process of becoming known for his on-field play. He said he barely slept since getting drafted and arrived at the airport more than three hours early Thursday before flying to the Bay Area for rookie minicamp.Greenlaw was drafted 148th overall by San Francisco, falling down draft boards in part because he ran a slow 40-yard dash on an injured hamstring before the draft.But the Niners were impressed with his speed on game tape at Arkansas and Greenlaw wants to make the teams that passed him regret their decision.“All my life I’ve been doubted http://www.raidersauthorizedshops.com/authentic-trayvon-mullen-jersey ,” he said. “Just going through what I’ve been through, a lot of people wouldn’t think I’d be where I’m standing. At a lot of points in my life, if I had a phone, I wouldn’t have had two numbers to put in it. I was an orphan and I went years without talking to my brothers and sisters. I have 12. I’m protective. That’s the hardest thing for me, being away from them.”