The Week 2 San Francisco 49ers looked much like the 49ers teams we have seen from the past few seasons. Jimmy Garoppolo took over for the injured Trey Lance and led the NFC West franchise to a 27-7 victory in Santa Clara on Sunday.
Lance will be out for the rest of the season. He suffered a serious ankle injury on Sunday that will require surgery. The good news is Garoppolo knows what he is doing.
Garoppolo says taking over for Lance and running the San Francisco offense is "just like riding a bike." In other words, it's natural for him.
“Just like riding a bike,” Garoppolo said, via 49ersWebzone.com. “It felt good to be back out there. I feel terrible for Trey. I’ve been on that side of it. This league is tough. Everyone has their share of injuries but that sucks for him. I feel bad for him but he’s our brother and we’ll pick him up. . . . I’m comfortable here. The players, the scheme, all that stuff, the locker room, I’m comfortable. I’m familiar with it. I’m not saying I knew this was going to happen but I was ready for this in case it did happen and just want to take advantage of the opportunity.”
The 49ers know Garoppolo's limitations and they will adjust the offense accordingly. However, he's no slouch. The vet has taken the Niners to two NFC Championships in three years.
Garoppolo will try and keep the momentum going in Week 3 vs. the Denver Broncos.