Jimmy Garoppolo Posts 0.0 QB Rating In Return

Ross Houston
August 21, 2019

Unfortunately, Garoppolo's preseason debut didn't go so well, as the 49ers starter finished the game with one of the most weird lines I've ever seen: 1-of-6 for zero yards, with one interception and a 0.0 passer rating.

Running back Raheem Mostert #31 of the San Francisco 49ers runs for a touchdown as linebacker Josh Watson #54 of the Denver Broncos and defensive back Trey Marshall #36 of the Denver Broncos give chase during the third quarter of a preseason game at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on August 19, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.

The 49ers' quarterback struggled badly in limited action.

"Obviously a little frustrated, but it's the NFL", Garoppolo said.

Sanders caught a 5-yard pass from Flacco on the Broncos' first offensive play and added a 19-yard run on a reverse in his first game since tearing his left Achilles tendon in practice last December. You wish you could be out there for more so we could bounce back. But it is what it is.

The 49ers wrap up their preseason with games against the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers before their regular season opener on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 8. Clearly he was rusty, and some of his throws weren't good during his three series on the field. His second pass was intercepted by Broncos' cornerback Isaac Yiadom. His fifth throw was behind tight end Kevin Smith.

He was done after that.

"He's had a year off football, and before that he only played about eight games total", Shanahan said of Garoppolo.

Acquired by the 49ers from the New England Patriots in 2017, San Francisco bet the farm on Garoppolo with a five-year contract worth $137 million.

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