San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garropolo went just 1-for-6 for zero yards and a touchdown on Monday night in his first game since suffering a knee injury that ended last season.
Garoppolo ended the night – which ended with a 24-15 victory over the Denver Broncos – with a 0.0 minus mark.
"Obviously [I’m] a little disappointed," Garapolo said after the match. "But this is the NFL, unfortunately we can't play the whole game. … You want to be able to be there for more so you can bounce back … This is what it is. It's the preseason job right now, so you just have to take it in stride. "
Garoppolo's first pass was knocked down and his second was caught when he came under pressure. His third pass was tilted and cornerback De & # 39; Vante Bausby interrupted his fourth attempt.
In the next series, the 27-year-old QB was pressured out of his end zone before finally completing a screen pass to running back Matt Brad, who was out of commission in San Francisco 6
49ers signed Garoppolo to a five-year, $ 137 million contract last year. After a promising start this season, the Eastern Illinois product tore his ACL in a Week 3 game against Kansas City executives.
However, Garoppolo did not blame Monday night's performance on his knee.
"I wasn't. I think about it, so I was happy about it," Garoppolo said. "It didn't bother me too much."