A day after the San Francisco 49ers blew a 10-0 halftime lead in a crucial game against the Tennessee Titans, some eagle-eyed fans noticed an odd tweet about Jimmy Garoppolo in John Lynch’s likes.
The general manager of the 49ers liked a tweet that said the team should “leave Jimmy in Nashville” following the 20-17 loss. Shortly thereafter, Lynch said it was an inadvertent “like” and that he’s still a “huge believer” in Garoppolo’s skills.
Garoppolo, 30, finished the loss with 322 yards and a touchdown, but he threw two interceptions. The 49ers fell to 8-7 on the year and are clinging to one of the hotly contested NFC wild-card berths with two weeks left.
San Francisco acquired Garoppolo in a 2017 trade with the New England Patriots during Lynch’s first year as a 49ers executive. In February 2018, San Francisco agreed to a five-year contract extension with Garoppolo. However, after three-and-a-half seasons with Garoppolo at quarterback, the 49ers drafted Trey Lance with the third overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Lance has played sparingly in his rookie season, but started one game when Garoppolo was sidelined with a calf injury.