Jimmy G. to the 49ers, by the numbers
Jimmy Garoppolo, heir apparant to Tom Brady. Or so everyone thought.
Now he becomes the heir apparent to a different quarterback legacy. The legacies of Joe Montana and Steve Young.
The young Patriots QB was dealt to San Francisco on Monday night, less than 24 hours before the 4 p.m. Tuesday NFL trade deadline. Here's a quick, graphical look at the whos and whats of the deal . . .
The Patriots get one of the 49ers' second-round picks in the 2018 draft, reportedly the one belonging to the Niners themselves. That's good for the Pats, as winless San Francisco figures to be in the top five of the draft. That would make their second-round selection somewhere in the 33-to-38 overall range.
FOLLOW THE CROWD
Tom Brady has run a lot of backups out of town during his 16 years as the Patriots starter, starting with Drew Bledsoe and continuing now to Garappolo. (The long list includes another of the current 49er QBs, Brian Hoyer.) Here are the last three to go.
WHAT THEY'RE GETTING . . .
Garoppolo hasn't played a whole lot during his 3 1/2 seasons in Foxboro, but, as the numbers show, he hasn't been bad,
. . . AND BOY DO THEY NEED IT
A look at these numbers make it easy -- very easy -- to see why the 49ers were in the market for a quarterback.