Jimmy Garoppolo Bounces Back From Injury Heartbreak To Reach Super Bowl 2020 With 49ers

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San Francisco 49ers made it to the Super Bowl after their win over Packers on Sunday. Find out how Jimmy Garoppolo bounced back from his injury this season.

Written By Sujay Chakraborty | Mumbai | Updated On:
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San Francisco 49ers made it to the Super Bowl 2020 with a dominating 37-20 win over Green Bay Packers on Sunday night (Monday IST). Raheem Mostert starred for the 49ers with 4 rushing touchdowns and 220 completed passing yards. Despite a rather silent game against the Packers, 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had a personal triumphant night at the Levi's Stadium. Especially after suffering a heartbreaking injury that ruled him out for the entire last season.

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Jimmy Garoppolo bounces back from injury

The 24-year-old quarterback was drafted by the New England Patriots in 2014 but mainly played as a back-up to star quarterback Tom Brady. Despite starting just one post-season game for the Patriots, Jimmy Garoppolo won 2 Super Bowls in his three-year stint with the Patriots. 

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In October 2017, Garoppolo was traded by the Patriots to the 49ers. After an impressive debut season - where he earned a 7-0 (win-loss) record as a starter - his second season came to a premature end after he tore his ACL in Week 3 of the 2018-19 season. While many falter from such a major injury, Jimmy Garoppolo came back strong this season leading the 49ers to their first 8–0 start since 1990. The quarterback starred in the regular season posting 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions for the 49ers. 

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Jimmy Garoppolo bracing for a Super Bowl 2020 start?

Having started in both the playoff games for the 49ers, it's highly likely that Jimmy Garoppolo will be handed a start in Super Bowl 2020. While Jimmy Garoppolo prepares for his first Super Bowl appearance, his 49ers teammate George Kittle showed up at the post-game press conference wearing a shirt with a shirtless photograph of Jimmy Garoppolo.

George Kittle shows up in a t-shirt with a shirtless Jimmy G

The 49ers will face Patrick Mahomes led-Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, February 2 (Monday, February 3 IST) at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.

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