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49ers deal with the playoff highs and lows of Garoppolo

The big passes under pressure, leadership and respect from his teammates are reasons why San Francisco kept Garoppolo.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jimmy Garoppolo’s playoff performance is all anyone would need to understand the decisions the San Francisco 49ers made last offseason at quarterback. 

The lack of downfield throws and handful of bone-headed plays explain why the Niners felt the need to trade three first-round picks to draft Garoppolo’s eventual replacement in Trey Lance third overall.

The big passes under pressure, leadership and respect from his teammates are reasons why San Francisco kept Garoppolo and his hefty contract on board out of hopes he could help the 49ers contend for a Super Bowl..

Read the full AP story here.

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