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49ers post Jimmy Garoppolo throwback ahead of 2020 virtual graduation

49ers post Jimmy Garoppolo throwback ahead of 2020 virtual graduation

During this unprecedented time, it’s not only sports that have taken a hiatus. This time of year, graduates of various schools will not be able to participate in the usual ceremonies we’re used to. 

The 49ers wanted to take it into their own hands by hosting a virtual graduation ceremony to honor the Class of 2020. 

And in order to get in the spirit of things, the team tweeted out an old school photo of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. It didn’t disappoint.

Oh yeah, check out that puka shell necklace. Never leave home without it.

The team also gave out superlatives to various players. Jimmy G was the “Best Smile,” of course, with Mike McGlinchey voted “Most Likely to win American Idol.” That probably has to do with that one time he did carpool karaoke with recently retired tackle Joe Staley.

Speaking of, Staley will be one of the commencement speakers at the ceremony.

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Country music star Tyler Rich will be performing as well.

The virtual ceremony for all levels of graduates will be streamed on 49ers.com, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter on Saturday at 5 p.m. PT.

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Where Jimmy Garoppolo, Derek Carr rank among all 32 NFL starting QBs

Where Jimmy Garoppolo, Derek Carr rank among all 32 NFL starting QBs

Quarterback is the most heavily scrutinized position in all of sports.

Just ask Jimmy Garoppolo and Derek Carr.

Garoppolo, fresh off taking the 49ers to a Super Bowl, has spent the entire offseason as a debate show piñata, with pundits wondering if the 49ers should look elsewhere to fulfill their Super Bowl goal. Tom Brady has been bandied about, as has Aaron Rodgers. But Garoppolo had a solid 2019 season and should only improve during his second full season in coach Kyle Shanahan's offense.

As for Carr, despite a great statistical 2019 season, he once again has had to deal with an offseason of questions surrounding his future as the quarterback of the Silver and Black. But he has all the weapons to have a career-year in 2020 as the Raiders look to make the leap from 7-9 to playoff contention.

But where to Garoppolo and Carr rank in the NFL quarterback pyramid? We ranked all 32 presumed starting quarterbacks from elite to Mitchell Trubisky.

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49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo ideal fit for 'The Bachelor,' ABC executive says

49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo ideal fit for 'The Bachelor,' ABC executive says

There are many similarities between football and “The Bachelor” series. 

Yep, I said it. 

In fact, there are so many parallels, a full-on article has been written on it. And rightfully so. If you pay close attention to social media just as much as I do, you notice sports Twitter and “Bachelor/Bachelorette” Twitter tend to overlap. It’s as if those who love to live-tweet a game love to hate-tweet the show that ends in heartbreak, the giveaway of a rose ... and a lot of memes.

Who comes to mind for a possible lead as the good looking man who gets to choose between some of the most beautiful women in the world? Perhaps 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

ABC executive Rob Mills told The Athletic that Garoppolo could be the perfect fit.

“ … if we felt he was there for the right reasons,” he said. Mills also suggested Miami Dolphins recently drafted quarterback Tua Tagovailoa “would be great.” 

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The show, of course, has had football ties. Colton Underwood (Season 23) spent time on three NFL teams' practice squads, and Jesse Palmer (Season 5) played eight games over two seasons with the New York Giants. Palmer played quarterback, and Underwood told The Athletic that Garoppolo would be a great main man in the show. 

At least we know there could be a future for Garoppolo in the spotlight after his football career. 

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