Is there any position in any team sport as integral to the team’s performance and results as the QB in NFL? I don’t think so.
Case in point is Jimmy G and my 'Niners. Nothing has changed since he started. His O-line is the same (actually, weaker with Trent Brown out). His receivers are the same unknown lot. The coaches are the same. The defense is the same. Yet, here we sit. With the Niners winners of 3 in a row including Jimmy G shredding the 4th best D in the league to the tune of 380+ yards thus bringing his 3-game total to a lazy 1,008 yards. Extrapolate THAT over 16 games.
He has made everything better. Including our young and impressive defense who now have a stud chewing up the clock and letting them get some rest. It seems the days of back to back to back 3 and outs are in the rearview mirror.
Quick release? Check.
Accuracy? CHECK CHECK CHECK.
Willingness to take a hit? Check.
Spatial awareness in a collapsing pocket? Check.
In 3 games he is already the best QB we have had since Steve Young (my favorite Niner of all time). And that includes Kap and pro bowler Jeff Garcia.
Yes, it is ONLY 3 weeks and a catastrophic injury is but one play away. But, for this suffering fan this is the most promising of times! Give him the money. Sign him up to a long term deal. Use the remaining salary cap to get him a couple of decent linemen and receivers. Let him spend an entire pre-season locked in a room with Kyle Shanahan and LET’S GO!
Thank you Belichik for trading Jimmy G to us for a 2nd rounder (all while everyone including me was looking forward to Kirk Cousins).
Thank you Tom Brady for wherever you are hiding that portrait of yours so we could get Jimmy G.