49ers TE Garrett Celek pinpoints exactly when he knew Jimmy Garoppolo was a keeper


Jimmy Garoppolo had five games last season to impress his new 49ers teammates. But according to one of his teammates, it didn't take very long for the quarterback to prove himself.

Tight end Garrett Celek was recently asked by Peter King when he realized Garoppolo was a keeper.

"The first time he got in the huddle with us," Celek told King this week's Football Morning in America column.

“I’d said maybe two words to him. I didn’t know what kind of guy he was. He came into the huddle for the very first time, and he talked to us and called the play like he’d been in there 10 years. It was awesome,” Celek elaborated.

In those five games with the 49ers, Garoppolo put on a show for his coaches, teammates and 49ers fans. He completed 120 of 178 passes for 1,560 yards and seven touchdowns. The 49ers won all five games. His performance in those five games earned him a massive pay day this past offseason. The former second-round pick signed a five-year, $137.5 million contract in February.