So how about Jimmy Garoppolo on Sunday? He played pretty darn well. Well, we’re not here to talk about Jimmy Garoppolo, because in the words of Yoda, there is another. Emmanuel Sanders outplayed Garoppolo with his passing performance. Roll it:
@ESanders_10 to @RMos_8Ball ♂️#GoNiners #SFvsNO pic.twitter.com/3AzpuJVbPE— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) December 8, 2019
Good God, I’m gonna be sick. That play has how many handoffs and reverses? We’re talking about the pass here. That one guy who slung it down the field and found his wide-open receiver. One Emmanuel Sanders.
Did he throw another pass? No. Because after that, you can’t make the starting quarterback look bad. You let him have a shot. It took Jimmy Garoppolo all game, and he finished with a 131.7 passer rating. He had four touchdown passes, but he also had one interception. He may have completed 74 percent of his passes, but Emmanuel Sanders completed 100 percent of his.
That gave Sanders a perfect passer rating of 158.3.
Now you’re saying, “Oh, that’s just one game, Pato.”
That’s the second career game where he threw a touchdown pass. Back when he was with the Denver Broncos, Sanders was called upon for his quarterback skills as well. He threw a 43-yard strike to Courtland Sutton that led to a TD.
What does this mean? It means that Sanders is the quarterback we have been looking for. John Lynch didn’t trade for a wide receiver; they traded for Garoppolo’s replacement. How can you ignore a guy who just puts up perfect passer ratings like they are nothing?
OK, OK, you’re probably thinking I’m grasping at straws here. Like this is ridiculous, Sanders isn’t a quarterback. This whole post is nuts.
You’re right. But you know what? It’s just as stupid as the arguments that Jimmy Garoppolo isn’t a good quarterback who can lead the 49ers through the postseason. Yes, any of them. At this point, that’s nothing more than hating. And really, I just wanted to show the play again.
On that note. Emmanuel Sanders is our future!