The San Francisco 49ers have acquired quarterback Jimmy Garappolo in a commerce with the New England Patriots. While this seems to have set the quarterback place in stone, don’t depend out Kirk Cousins to the Niners in 2018 simply but.
There has been a lot hypothesis present Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins will be part of the San Francisco 49ers in free company this March. Cousins can be a superb match for the Niners regardless of the staff’s latest acquisition of former New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo.
He can be becoming a member of former Redskins receiver Pierre Garçon. Together, the 2 recorded 1,041 receiving yards and connected for 3 touchdowns a 12 months in the past.
Before going extra into why Cousins must be with the Niners subsequent season, let’s look into why Garappolo gained’t be there.
For starters, Garappolo solely began three video games for the Patriots in 2016 throughout starter Tom Brady’s absence. Even below head coach Bill Belichick, Garoppolo solely threw for 502 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Not for nothing, however Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan is not any Belichick.
Plus, the Niners don’t have the perfect offensive line both. Garoppolo will probably be below lots of stress and will see himself being introduced down on a number of events. He gained’t even begin for a while, if in any respect, this season. C.J. Beathard will begin till additional discover, per Shanahan (h/t Joe Fann of 49ers.com):
John Lynch informed me final evening that C.J. Beathard will seemingly begin this week. Plan for Jimmy Garoppolo will probably be fluid. Interview coming quickly.
— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) October 31, 2017
Why would followers imagine a quarterback backing up a rookie would be the subsequent face of the franchise? That doesn’t make a lot sense.
Plus, Garoppolo isn’t signed past 2017. What if he struggles mightily then walks?
FOXBORO, MA – SEPTEMBER 18: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the New England Patriots throws a go through the first quarter towards the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on September 18, 2016 in Foxboro, Mbadachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)
Cousins will probably be a greater match for the Niners than Garappolo. He has expertise working with Garçon, who will return from his season-ending neck harm in 2018 with a vengeance. He additionally sounds very intrigued by what the Niners are doing.
“I just see big-time player after big-time player,” Cousins was quoted saying, concerning San Francisco’s defensive upgrades, in a convention name with Bay Area media, in response to the Mercury News.
Meanwhile, the Redskins are tearing their very own hair out. Last low season, they let stroll two of their 1,000-yard receivers in Garçon and DeSean Jackson. They had been hopeful new Redskins receiver Terrelle Pryor, Jr. and second-year receiver Josh Doctson would substitute them with no points.
However, there was nothing however.
Pryor solely has 223 receiving yards and one landing. Doctson has 130 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Two of these got here on his solely reception of every recreation (Oct. 15 towards Philadelphia Eagles, Oct. 29 towards Dallas Cowboys).
Wide receivers like Jordan Matthews, Allen Robinson and Sammy Watkins will all be free brokers in 2018 as effectively. Put them with Cousins, and the Niners will seem like a borderline playoff staff. They’d nonetheless need to compete with the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks within the NFC West, however the possibilities would enhance.
It makes an excessive amount of sense for Cousins to hitch the Niners in 2018. They are at present at Zero-Eight, however they’re about to make huge strikes. This staff, with Cousins, will make a giant turnaround in comparison with this season.