Now listen to this: 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo was at his most effective when sounds was deafening – San Francisco Chronicle


The louder it will get, the improved Jimmy Garoppolo likes it.

On Sunday, a few months soon after he was fantastic in a forty eight-46 get in the bedlam of the Superdome, the 49ers quarterback acquired it done in a different din.

Garoppolo done eighteen of 22 passes for 285 yards to assistance lead the 49ers to a 26-21 acquire at ear-splitting CenturyLink Area in a mammoth game that authorized the 49ers to acquire the NFC West title and make the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs.

Head mentor Kyle Shanahan was questioned no matter whether Sunday night’s recreation was as “locked in” as Garoppolo experienced been this season.

“I never know,” Shanahan claimed. “I possibly believe New Orleans was. I’d say this was a shut second. I’d choose either a person.”

Garoppolo has nevertheless to start a playoff match, but his performances in superior-stakes video games in New Orleans and Seattle recommend he’s equipped to manage the pressure.

His combined figures from these online games: 44 of fifty seven for 634 yards with four touchdowns, a single interception and a 128.84 passer score.

Towards the Saints, he matched his career substantial with four touchdown passes — and misplaced his voice in the times immediately after the activity immediately after screaming participate in calls, according to remaining tackle Joe Staley. In opposition to the Seahawks, he matched his job-finest completion share of 81.eight.

On Sunday, he finished his first nine passes (for a hundred and twenty yards) as the 49ers took a 13- direct. In the second 50 %, when the Seahawks scored touchdowns on their very first two drives to make it a one-rating game, Garoppolo responded by directing two landing marches in which he completed four of 4 passes for 110 yards.

Garoppolo finished 7 of seven passes for 129 yards in the second 50 percent.

“It was what he has been form of performing all calendar year,” Shanahan reported. “He responded and the total offense did.”

In fact, Garoppolo headlined an offense that tied the 1998 workforce for the next most points in franchise background (479).

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo matched his career-best completion percentage of 81.8 amid the noise in Seattle.

The 49ers entered the year as a prolonged-managing offensive humiliation. They were a person of three teams — with the Titans and Dolphins — that hadn’t ranked in the NFL’s major ten in factors or yards for each activity due to the fact 2003.

This year, they completed 2nd in details and fourth in yards as Garoppolo had one of the ideal statistical seasons by a quarterback in franchise history: He now ranks fourth all-time in single-time passing yards (3,978) and completions (329) and 3rd in completion share (69.one).

In addition, Garoppolo’s passer score (102.), which ranks seventh in franchise history, was the greatest by a 49ers quarterback considering the fact that Steve Young in 1997 (104.7).

However, Garoppolo thinks there is room for advancement in January, based mostly on his response to a reporter who requested whether Sunday was his greatest video game of the season.

“I think I have some room for improvement,” Garoppolo claimed. “… Some throws — I missed (wideout) Emmanuel (Sanders) on a very easy a single. Missed a few early, but for the most aspect I considered our offense performed good tonight.”

After he skipped 13 game titles with a torn ACL in 2018, Garoppolo is a contender for the NFL Comeback Participant of the Yr award.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, left, greets San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Seattle. The 49ers won 26-21. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

And he’s no lengthier contending with queries about his durability that arose mainly because he’d endured two major injuries — the other to his throwing shoulder when he was with the Patriots in 2016 — in his first ten job commences.

Garoppolo didn’t miss out on a standard-time get started and performed ninety nine.3 p.c of the offensive snaps, missing his only 7 snaps of the time when Nick Mullens relieved him in a 51-13 earn in opposition to the Panthers.

Unlike that laugher, the 49ers required Garoppolo for each individual snap in New Orleans and Seattle. A loss in a person of all those online games would have meant the 49ers would possible be on the road all over the playoffs.

“He’s been extremely outstanding, and it is been wonderful,” Shanahan reported. “The excellent detail is I’m glad we’re heading to be in our residence stadium the subsequent two games so we never have to fret about it.”

Eric Department addresses the 49ers for The San Francisco Chronicle. Electronic mail: ebranch@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @Eric_Branch

Between the ideal

Jimmy Garoppolo’s 1st complete period as the 49ers’ beginning quarterback ranks as one particular of the most prolific in franchise background:

PASSING YARDS

Player (Calendar year)

Complete

one. Jeff Garcia (2000)

four,278

two. Steve Young (1998)

four,a hundred and seventy

3. Steve Youthful (1993)

4,023

four. Jimmy Garoppolo (2019)3,978

COMPLETION PCT.

Player (Yr)

Pct.

one. Steve Young (1994)

70.three

2. Joe Montana (1989)

70.two

three. Jimmy Garoppolo (2019)69.one

COMPLETIONS

Player (Yr)

No.

one. Jeff Garcia (2000)

355

two. Steve DeBerg (1979)

347

three. Joe Montana (1983)

332

4. Jimmy Garoppolo (2019)329