Richard Sherman has sang many songs of praise regarding San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo over the years. However, he's now changing his tune.
Garoppolo and the 49ers were blown out by the Chiefs of Kansas City last Sunday. It was a rude awakening for a team with Super Bowl aspirations.
Now, Sherman is starting to lose faith in Garoppolo. He's clearly a class or two, or perhaps three, below the game's top quarterbacks.
The 49ers, as a result, could be in some trouble this season.
"It's wavering. No question," Sherman said on his podcast (h/t 49ers Webzone), via NBC Sports. "I mean, it has to be wavering. But again, they have come back from bigger holes than this. So the finger isn't just pointed at Jimmy G. It's everywhere right now.
"If this was a defensive battle like it was in Denver, and the other team only scored 11 points, and you still lost the game, then I'm sure it would be a lot more finger-pointing at Jimmy G. But they were moving the ball on offense. Sure, he missed opportunities when they had to have points, when they needed to have points. Those were missed [opportunities]. We have to get people stopped."
With that being said, the Niners have more issues than just quarterback.
San Francisco's defense was historically bad against Kansas City on Sunday. And the Niners' offensive line was beat up in the trenches.
The 49ers might have to make a few more trades to become the team they think they are.