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Kurtenbach: Heaven help me, I’m beginning to trust Jimmy Garoppolo

By Dieter Kurtenbach

The 49ers haven’t been trustworthy in a while.

They’re too mercurial. Too injury-prone. Too conservative in the big moments.

And with this team boasting some positive momentum going into Monday night’s game against the Cardinals in Mexico City, the contest felt like a perfect let-down opportunity.

The 49ers always come back to the middle, right?

Well, apparently, wrong.

Monday night’s game might have been the type the Niners have lost over the last few seasons, but San Francisco turned in a brilliant performance — as complete a game as we’ve seen in the regular season from this team since the NFC championship season of 2019.

The defense is incredible and relentless. The skill-position players are peerless. The offensive line and run game are finding a groove. Head coach Kyle Shanahan looks in control of the contest and is even calling some fun plays.

And amid all this, Jimmy Garoppolo has been anything but a bystander — a game-manager quarterback along for the ride, handing off his way to victory.

No, Garoppolo has been a key part of the 49ers’ wins, particularly Monday’s.

Heaven help me, I’m starting to trust Garoppolo to win games.

(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Source: Paradise Post