49ers All-Pro TE George Kittle praises toughness of Jimmy Garoppolo

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San Francisco 49ers All-Pro tight end George Kittle has long had the back of veteran quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Even before the 49ers traded up to ultimately draft signal-caller Trey Lance third overall last spring, Kittle backed Garoppolo to remain the club’s QB1 through at least the 2021 season.  Garoppolo has stayed atop the depth chart …

49ers having Trey Lance mimic Aaron Rodgers during practices ahead of showdown with Packers

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San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo carried a Grade 3 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb and a chipped bone into the playoffs. The 49ers won this past Sunday’s game at the Dallas Cowboys at a price, as Garoppolo suffered a “slight” sprain to his right (throwing) shoulder in the …

Aaron Rodgers not motivated by Packers-49ers playoff history

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Current Green Bay quarterback and reigning NFL Most Valuable Player Aaron Rodgers admitted Tuesday that the past isn’t providing him with any needed spark ahead of Saturday’s encounter.  “It’s not really motivation,” Rodgers said of the playoff rivalry, according to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk. “Motivation comes from within. I already have enough …

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo’s shoulder injury reportedly ‘something to watch’ ahead of playoff showdown vs. Packers

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo started out Sunday’s NFC Wild Card game against the Dallas Cowboys hot. The embattled signal-caller completed eight of his first 10 passes, leading the 49ers to a 10-0 lead after the first quarter of action. But, as has been the case throughout his up-and-down career with the 49ers, a …