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He can thank Cousins for that deal.  SF would've franchised him for a year to make him prove it over another season before giving him that kind of money prior to Cousins giving the Skins a big F U for trying the same strategy.  

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1 minute ago, BuffaloRebound said:

He can thank Cousins for that deal.  SF would've franchised him for a year to make him prove it over another season before giving him that kind of money prior to Cousins giving the Skins a big F U for trying the same strategy.  

 

Nope. He can thank himself for playing well and making his teammates better with 5 straight wins to close the season after Hoyer and Beathard  managed one win between them before he took the reins. 

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Well the 49'ers have the money to do this.

 

I'm still in the minority when it comes to the hype that Garoppolo gets.

 

I never saw what the big deal was about him when he was coming out of Eastern Illinois, and I still don't see what the big deal is when he hasn't even played a full season.

 

Now what is Cousins going to get? :o

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1 hour ago, HappyDays said:

If we can get Cousins we have to. This is the market for a QB who played well in FIVE GAMES. Cousins has 3 consecutive years of top 10 production. If we draft a rookie we'll have to make them the highest paid player ever in 5 years or so. There's no avoiding it. Do it now.

 

 

Cousins played well in 5 wins too last year.

 

Draft a rookie in the first round and watch from afar as Cousins craters in Denver.

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2 minutes ago, 26CornerBlitz said:

 

Nope. He can thank himself for playing well and making his teammates better with 5 straight wins to close the season after Hoyer and Beathard  managed one win between them before he took the reins. 

 

So that's the going rate now for 5 straight wins and 7 starts?  SF would be the laughing stock of the league right now if Cousins hadn't shown other QB's how to use the franchise tag to their advantage.  

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1 minute ago, BuffaloRebound said:

So that's the going rate now for 5 straight wins and 7 starts?  SF would be the laughing stock of the league right now if Cousins hadn't shown other QB's how to use the franchise tag to their advantage.  

 

Garoppolo, 49ers agree on 5-year, $137.5M deal

Those questioning the small sample size or the lack of touchdowns (7 TDs, 5 INTs) are either not watching Garoppolo play or forgetting that the 49ers owned a dead-on-arrival offense before he entered the lineup. The 49ers scored 28.8 points per game under Garoppolo; they scored 17 points per tilt in games he did not start in 2017.

 

Garoppolo immediately morphed the 49ers into one of the most enjoyable teams to watch down the stretch. He had Niners players espousing comparisons to Tom Brady, and giddily talking about his "different aura." More importantly, his arrival in San Francisco made playing hella more fun for his teammates.

 

Garoppolo's leadership and talent caused the greatest coach in NFL history, Bill Belichick, to balk at getting rid of the quarterback before he absolutely had to make a move. As colleague Chris Wesseling eloquently detailed, Belichick envisioned Jimmy G as the perfect post-Brady quarterback. Only TB12 stiff-arming Father Time caused a ripple in that plan.

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3 minutes ago, BuffaloRebound said:

 

So that's the going rate now for 5 straight wins and 7 starts?  SF would be the laughing stock of the league right now if Cousins hadn't shown other QB's how to use the franchise tag to their advantage.  

 

Garopolo wasn't franchised.  SF wouldn't be the laughing stock of the league.

 

That award will go to the team that pays Cousins his ransom.  What team is in the position to give Cousins a bigger contract than JG?

 

And doesn't this say something about the market for Cousins?  SF didn't even bother to franchise JG--they just backed up the truck and paid him a ton, rather than give that money to Cousins.

 

 

 

 

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I wonder how the average qb salary as a percentage of the cap today compares to that of the past. I'm far too lazy to figure it out myself.

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In the era of the quarterback, you have to do deals like this.

 

Franchise QBs are hard to find, but in his 49er starts Jimmy sure looked like a good one.  

 

If you dork around with QBs, you become the Buffalo Bills of the past 17 years.  

 

You can never know for sure, but the signs are that Garoppolo is a good one.  At this point the 49ers have to go all in and hope for the best.  

 

Better to pay the man at the beginning of his ascendancy than sign a big priced FA at his peak moving toward his decline.

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6 minutes ago, 26CornerBlitz said:

 

Garoppolo, 49ers agree on 5-year, $137.5M deal

Those questioning the small sample size or the lack of touchdowns (7 TDs, 5 INTs) are either not watching Garoppolo play or forgetting that the 49ers owned a dead-on-arrival offense before he entered the lineup. The 49ers scored 28.8 points per game under Garoppolo; they scored 17 points per tilt in games he did not start in 2017.

 

Garoppolo immediately morphed the 49ers into one of the most enjoyable teams to watch down the stretch. He had Niners players espousing comparisons to Tom Brady, and giddily talking about his "different aura." More importantly, his arrival in San Francisco made playing hella more fun for his teammates.

 

Garoppolo's leadership and talent caused the greatest coach in NFL history, Bill Belichick, to balk at getting rid of the quarterback before he absolutely had to make a move. As colleague Chris Wesseling eloquently detailed, Belichick envisioned Jimmy G as the perfect post-Brady quarterback. Only TB12 stiff-arming Father Time caused a ripple in that plan.

 

This is what I posted in the goofy facebook thread---that there was no way the owners of the 49ers were going to sell Kirk Cousins after everyone had seen JG.

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I remember when 6 straight wins had ESPN claiming nobody wanted to face the Buffalo Bills,.  Then in the final week of the season the Steelers rolled into town and all the Bills needed to do was win and they were in the playoffs.  The Steelers steam rolled and crushed the Bills with their backup players.   

 

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Just now, Mr. WEO said:

This is what I posted in the goofy facebook thread---that there was no way the owners of the 49ers were going to sell Kirk Cousins after everyone had seen JG.

 

The fact that people were seriously discussing the OP as if it was anywhere near the realm of possibility is pretty sad and hilarious.  SF found their guy and it should have been obvious to anyone who actually watched him play with the team. 

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1 minute ago, Mr. WEO said:

 

Garopolo wasn't franchised.  SF wouldn't be the laughing stock of the league.

 

That award will go to the team that pays Cousins his ransom.  What team is in the position to give Cousins a bigger contract than JG?

 

And doesn't this say something about the market for Cousins?  SF didn't even bother to franchise JG--they just backed up the truck and paid him a ton, rather than give that money to Cousins.

 

 

 

 

 

Pre- Cousins, it would've been a no brainer to franchise Garropolo and make him prove it for more than 5 games before making him highest paid player in the game.  Garropolo probably would've accepted the tag and signed a long term deal if he had a good year.  Now, QB's and agents can point to Cousins and say 'if you don't believe in me to pay me now you can franchise me but I'll never sign a long term deal with you and you can watch me walk out the door in 2 years'.  

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Just now, BuffaloRebound said:

 

Pre- Cousins, it would've been a no brainer to franchise Garropolo and make him prove it for more than 5 games before making him highest paid player in the game.  Garropolo probably would've accepted the tag and signed a long term deal if he had a good year.  Now, QB's and agents can point to Cousins and say 'if you don't believe in me to pay me now you can franchise me but I'll never sign a long term deal with you and you can watch me walk out the door in 2 years'.  

 

The 49ers placed value on Garoppolo as the long term solution at going rates which is something that was never the case with Washington and Cousins.

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The Patriots could of traded away Tom Brady's replacement. If it comes back to haunt them it's a win.

 

The 49ers bet the largest stack ever on a QB. If they got that wrong it will make for a good story and that's also a win.

 

It's gonna be entertaining however it ends up. 

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2 minutes ago, joesixpack said:

 

I'm hoping he's more Rob Johnson than Drew Brees.


We'll see.

 

I don’t care what he does since he’s in the NFC. I kind of hope he’s Brees so post-Brady Mass-holes can seethe

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3 minutes ago, joesixpack said:

 

I'm hoping he's more Rob Johnson than Drew Brees.


We'll see.

 

 

4 minutes ago, Kelly the Dog said:

 

 

 

Rob Johnson has a SB ring too.   so....  

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Can't imagine how much Cousins is going to demand now... I have a feeling we're tied to Tyrod until we magically draft the next Bills franchise QB. 

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2 minutes ago, Dorkington said:

Can't imagine how much Cousins is going to demand now... I have a feeling we're tied to Tyrod until we magically draft the next Bills franchise QB. 

 

Excuse me while I go vomit 

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