Jimmy Garoppolo just re-guaranteed himself an extensive stay with the San Francisco 49ers.

Garoppolo didn’t take long to reclaim QB1 duties for the 49ers, though it was for an emergency reason this time on Sunday, September 18.

Noted by Heavy on 49ers reporter Matty Breisch, Trey Lance was carted off the field with what was called a “gruesome” ankle injury. ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter later revealed that Lance will likely need surgery — which eliminates his 2022 season.

49ers’ QB Trey Lance suffered a significant ankle injury today that is expected to require surgery that likely will end his season, per source.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 18, 2022

How did Garoppolo respond? By helping guide the 49ers to the 27-7 victory over the rival Seattle Seahawks to avoid going 0-2. And in the process, brought out two online defenders in the form of past Garoppolo teammates.

Garoppolo is Owed ‘a Major Apology’ Says 1 Ex-Teammate

Just one week ago, Garoppolo’s name was labeled as a potential future member of the Dallas Cowboys — all in the wake of Dak Prescott injuring his right thumb in Week 1 and the Cowboys appearing to need QB depth.

Kyle Shanahan even hinted to the Bay Area media that the 49ers sounded open to listening to deals in the aftermath of that injury. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones, however, shot down the idea during the week and no trade was made, placing his trust in Cooper Rush.

But before that, there were 49er fans and members of the NFL media who believed that Garoppolo deserved to be shipped away via trade to give way to the third overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Now, after combining for two touchdowns — one on a 38-yard connection to Ross Dwelley and the other on a QB sneak — Garoppolo received some backers.

One was Leon O’Neal, who joined the 49ers as an undrafted free agent from the 2022 draft class. The safety from Texas A&M delivered this message via his personal Twitter account.

“Some people owe Jimmy G a major apology,” O’Neal posted.

O’Neal did send his prayers to the fallen Lance.

Praying Trey heal up and it’s nothing major 🙏🏾😔

— Leon O’Neal Jr (@WakeEmUp9) September 18, 2022

But O’Neal wasn’t the only …read more

Source:: Heavy.com


Former 49ers Defend Jimmy Garoppolo: ‘Owe a Major Apology’

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