Tover here old saying In NFL circles: “If you have two quarterbacks, you don’t actually have either.” Well, say that to the San Francisco 49ers, who have learned the value of keeping two qualified starters. While the 49 players have come under fire for handing midfielder Jimmy Garoppolo a guaranteed one-year off-season deal rather than bartering him for whatever they could get, the move may have saved their post-Tree Lance season. Broken ankle Sunday.
The extent of Lance’s injury was unknown when the team put on Garoppolo – formerly called “the world’s most expensive backup” By some arrogant media members On the field against the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter. As usual, it was an effective but not flashy performance from Garoppolo, who had both a pass-and-rush descent while throwing for 154 yards without picking one. The 49ers defeated the Seahawks 27-7, claiming their first win of the season while Seattle lost their first.
It turns out that they will have to rely on Garoppolo – from He was training alone Many times informal – long term. Immediately after the game, head coach Kyle Shanahan announced that Lance’s fractured ankle required surgery at the end of the season. It was heartbreaking news for a 22-year-old with so much talent to offer to fans. Suddenly, Garoppolo, who looked like he was going to spend his season sitting on the bench for a team he clearly wanted to move from, once again leads the team in which he took the NFC Championship game last season.
Oh, and about setting the “most expensive backup”? Should Garoppolo stay healthy, it would be a bargain. Yes, his contract guarantees him $6.5 million, but in restructuring his contract, 49 of his employers are almost certain to have saved themselves money. While He could earn $12.65 million It started the whole year, and that’s a long way from $24.2 million He owed him Under his old deal.
It’s not an ideal situation for San Francisco, who had been hoping to develop their top pick in the 2021 draft, but Garoppolo’s presence prevents Lance’s broken ankle from being a devastating blow. It turns out that in a league where base-caliber midfielders are the most valuable commodity a team can have, it’s not necessarily stupid to keep two on hand.
Let’s be honest though: This wasn’t San Francisco A.’s plan. If another team was willing to overpay for Garoppolo during the vacation period, it would be the start of that franchise now. Good knows there is a difference he would have made better (he would have likely found a home in my league that doesn’t Encourage tanks implicitly). However, rather than treating him as a surplus commodity, the team valued his skills and his many years of playing within their system, for what was delivered.
So 49 decided to be conservative, took their fair share of cash and now apparently have been rewarded (albeit in the harshest way possible). What is the point here? Well, let’s move on to a really applicable math cliché in this case: sometimes it’s the moves you don’t make.
Player of the week
Tua Tagoviloa, Quarterback, Miami Dolphins. For most of the Baltimore Ravens’ games against the Miami Dolphins, it looked like this was Lamar Jackson’s prize to lose. Unfortunately for him, Tagoviloa (aided by the Ravens’ porous defense) had different plans as Miami managed to overcome a 21-point deficit and score a shock 42-38 win to improve their record to 2-0.
The story should have continued in Baltimore Bet on himself and win: He threw for three touchdowns and rushed to another target, collecting 437 yards together. It wasn’t enough because Tagoviloa fared much better: He threw for 469 yards and a massive six touchdown. It turns out that if you can do that, you don’t really need to make things happen with your legs. At the moment, Florida’s best quarterback might not be the one that the Dolphins were said to have been looking outside.
six. This is how many times Jo Boro has been sacked The Bengals lost 20-17 to the Dallas Cowboys. While Burrow has emerged as one of the most dangerous QBs in the league, the only hit in his game has been his penchant for taking sacks. Last season, much of the blame was placed on Cincinnati’s ill-fitting offensive line, but the team presumably took their time working to fix it.
Results? worse than indecisive. So far, Burrow . has been sacked 12 times In two games, that was a big reason why last season’s Super Bowl runners-up started this campaign with a 0-2 record.
Video of the week
pirate bay tampa defeated New Orleans Saints 10-20 on SundayBut the biggest play had nothing to do with football. In what was a typical agile game between the two teams, Saints Cornerback Marshon Lattimore and Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans were sent off during a clearing bench brawl.
Lattimore might have been right to be pissed off at his dismissal since he had been pushed by Evans, but the referees were undoubtedly affected by this. history between players. Meanwhile, Tom Brady was also visibly unhappy, on one occasion turning off his tablet in frustration. Probably His heart is elsewhere.
“This crap was embarrassing. We got our ass noisy” – Indianapolis Colts Intervenes Defensively at DeForest Buckner After his team lost 24-0 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
It’s hard to argue with Buckner. In fact, the Colts’ barrenness in Jacksonville is frankly historic. The last time they won in Jacksonville was 2014, which is amazing considering that Jaguar’s cars were mostly average to poor during this stretch. Despite making a quarterback promotion by trading veteran Matt Ryan during an off-season period, the Colts started their season 0-2. Meanwhile, the Jaguars won their first game of the season with only their third close in the last 15 years. There are no points for guessing which team they are He won both times.
Elsewhere around the league
– It looked like another bad Sunday for the New York Jets, who dropped 30-17 to the Cleveland Browns with less than two minutes left. Sometime, Cleveland The chance of winning was expected to be 99.9%.. However, after a pass from elite Joe Flacco, gambler Braden Mann executed a successful side kick that was quickly converted into a touchdown winning the New York game. The Jets beat the Browns 31-30 thanks in part to Mann who once again set foot in football.
In a way, this was not the most impressive game for Man. New York wasn’t in a position to come back even if Mann didn’t keep his first-quarter car alive with his arm, converting a fake kick in fourth and one that eventually set up Flacco’s first four-point touchdown pass.
The famous Arizona Cardinals narrowly escaped falling into the same 0-2 hole as the Bengals. Fans had reason to worry about quarterback Keeler Murray – who signed a five-year, $230.5 million contract off-season – after his team suffered a 20-0 first-half deficit against the Las Vegas Raiders, who were also chasing their first win. in season. season. Improbably, Murray managed overtime with the help of the most absurd two-point conversion the league has seen in years.
After things were tied in the fourth quarter, the Cardinal won the match in overtime touch recovery. You know, how they painted things. It was a potentially season-saving win for Arizona. The Raiders fell to 0-2 in a very brutal fashion, but that’s fine, it was still very special day Las Vegas sports.
New Orleans Saints quarterback James Winston was playing by four fractures In his back, which partly explains a brutal three-day interception, six bags. It also leads one to wonder if the Saints should go with backup veteran Andy Dalton rather than pressure injured rookies into the service.
– In a game that would have seen a lot of hype a few seasons ago when Brady was in New England and Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t retired, the Patriots claimed their first win of the season in a spin-and-kick mess against the Pittsburgh Steelers. 17-14 road victory At least he prevented Butts from falling into the 0-2 hole for the first time in 20 years. Both teams are now 1-1 and don’t look bound beyond the season at the moment.
– In Rookie Defensive News of the Year, Detroit Lions defensive end Aidan Hutchinson had three first-half sacks for the Detroit Lions on Sunday, helping his team to a 22-0 first-half lead over the Washington captains. To Washington’s credit, Carson Wentz picked up three points in the second half to protect this inning from being a total laughing stock, with the Lions staying at the end. to win 36-27.