San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo takes questions from the media along with 49ers general manager John Lynch, left, and coach Kyle Shanahan during a news conference in the Levi’s Stadium auditorium in Santa Clara on Tuesday. The 49ers acquired Garoppolo from New England for a second-round draft pick in 2018.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo takes questions from the media along with 49ers general manager John Lynch, left, and coach Kyle Shanahan during a news conference in the Levi’s Stadium auditorium in Santa Clara on Tuesday. The 49ers acquired Garoppolo from New England for a second-round draft pick in 2018. Patrick Tehan BAY AREA NEWS GROUP
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo takes questions from the media along with 49ers general manager John Lynch, left, and coach Kyle Shanahan during a news conference in the Levi’s Stadium auditorium in Santa Clara on Tuesday. The 49ers acquired Garoppolo from New England for a second-round draft pick in 2018. Patrick Tehan BAY AREA NEWS GROUP
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Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers' franchise QB? That wasn't only scenario in play last year

March 27, 2018 06:36 AM

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Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at mbarrows@sacbee.com.
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