It’s a Mad World

So, in with Jimmy Garappolo, out with Kirk Cousins. And, for his 0-6 efforts, Brian Hoyer goes from worst to first. Reminds me of David Baas, the O-line guy who did squat here for five years, then went to the Giants and won a Super Bowl ring.

Have to hand it to John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan, they’re keeping it interesting at least. We’ll see if Garappolo is worth all the hoopla or becomes another in a list of guys who backed up Tom Brady and went on to splat elsewhere.

Meanwhile, CJ Beathard has at least two more games as starter to flounder his stuff. And the schedule is handing him a chance to be the first, and maybe only, QB to bring home a win this year.

Arizona comes to town next Sunday, freefalling toward the basement currently owned by the 49ers. The Cardinals barely beat the Niners in Arizona last October 1, and have since lost their QB, Carson Palmer, for the rest of the year.

Garappolo will be a free agent at the end of the season, so the Niners are basically risking a very high second round pick to have the first crack at signing him this offseason. They can also franchise him. The price tag for that would be some $25+ million, which puts Garappolo in the enviable position of getting paid elite QB money with only three starts to his NFL career. It would also give him a higher salary than Brady, making his three starts worth more than five rings!

And that’s your economics class for today.

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13 comments on “It’s a Mad World
  1. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, the money is some crazy s***. I read somewhere yesterday that KS said Garappolo might not even play this year. Go figure. I guess they figure they have a better chance to sign him long term if he’s not all busted up by playing behind our line. Well just throw CJ out there he’s a tough kid.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Deshaun Watson QB of the Texans blew his knee out in practice in a non contact drill.

    Also Garcon placed on IR today as well as Andrew Luck with Colts.

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The Browns finally get one right: “Browns amended contract of OT Joe Thomas this week, making him the highest paid offensive lineman in the NFL in 2018.”

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Browns blowing their chance at AJ McCarron bodes well for the Niners in the draft. Browns are locked into drafting another QB.

    That will give Niners a shot at stud RB Barkley even if they pick second.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    49ers inactives: OT Joe Staley, CB K’Waun Williams, DE Aaron Lynch, DE Solomon Thomas, DT D.J. Jones, OT Garry Gilliam, LB Pita Taumoepenu.

  6. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    How’s the waterboy holding up?
    Talk about next Man up? This is getting pretty damn low in the pecking order no?

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Sleeper pick for the Niners maybe now a 5th round pick but rising.
    Poona Ford DT Texas. He’s 5’11” 310 lbs but very quick and plays with leverage.

    Texas might have 3 players taken in the first round in LT Connor Williams (who some rank above the ND LT), OLB Malik Jefferson who is finally playing up to his hype and Deshon Elliot S who was leading the nation in picks and has 2 pick sixes.

    All check the boxes for what the team needs.

  8. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks Bullit, I’ll keep him on the radar.
    I’m always open to a Fat Man in the Middle 😀
    I’m still going to keep FSU DT Derrick Nnadi on my list as well.

    Lot’s of homework to do and, I’m certainly nowhere near comfortable with any predictions on where Lynch/Shanny might be shopping yet.
    I still live with BPA mentality when it comes to Picks at any given slot.
    Just glad that we may have covered the QB position for the foreseeable future with the Garappolo deal.
    Saving the option at Pick 1 for another position is something I’d be happy with.
    Trading back makes a ton of sense too if it becomes an option.

  9. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Judging by the beat down LA is putting on the NYG today, I gotta wonder if we might have a decent chance of stealing a WIN against them next week?
    Given our own injury issues and all, G-Men appear to be sleepwalking through the season right now.
    Would go a long way, (in these parts), for me, to have some minor bragging rights if that were to happen next week.

  10. winderNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- I wouldn’t count on it. Pretty sure we will find a way to lose. Maybe we could give the ball to our secret weapon fullback.

  11. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Winder the NYG are a hot mess right now.
    Anything is possible at this point.
    I’m thinking our WR Group is better than theirs and, we can actually run the ball better than they are.

  12. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Oh well, just one more embarrassing loss at home to complete the sweep by a rag-tag division rival without their QB.

    At least they got to shit on the flag again and express their hatred for their fans and their country, and that’s what really matters.

    Stay on your knees boys, it’s beginning to look natural.

  13. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2020 Schedule
9-13: L Cardinals 24, 49ers 20
9-20: W 49ers 31, Jets 13
9-27: W 49ers 36, Giants 9

10-4: L Eagles 25, 49ers 20
10-11: L Dolphins 43, 49ers 17
10-18: W 49ers 24, Rams 16
10-25: W 49ers 33, Patriots 6

11-1: L Seahawks 37, 49ers 27
11-5: L Packers 34, 49ers 17
11-15: L Saints 27, 49ers 13


11-29: W 49ers 23, Rams 20

12-7: L Bills 34, 49ers 24
12-13: L Washington 23, 49ers 15
12-20: L Cowboys 41, 49ers 33
12-26: W 49ers 20, Cardinals 12

1-3: L Seahawks 26, 49ers 23

2020 Draft Class
1. DT Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina
1. WR Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State
5. OL Colton McKivitz, West Virginia
6. TE Charlie Woerner, Georgia
7. WR Jauan Jennings, Tennessee
2020 Prognostications (Mulligan Version)
Bullit: 6-10
NJ49er: 6-10

Skeebers: 7-9
Winder: 4-12

Grumpy: DNP