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Jimmy Garoppolo QA 49ers QB talks Tom Br

In a league where the last two decades have been defined by recurring Super Bowl appearances from names like and , most quarterbacks are under tremendous pre sure to live up to expectations and prove their worth as "franchise" material.No starting QB might be under more pre sure entering 2019, however, than .Nearly two years after he was acquired via trade by the and anointed "the guy Nick Foles Jersey " with a $137.5 million contract, the 27-year-old signal-caller has just eight starts to show for what's now the seventh largest annual salary in the . Not only is the former Tom Brady backup still tasked with emerging from the shadow of one of the greatest QBs to ever play the game, but he's set to open Year Three of the Kyle Shanahan regime with only 12 touchdowns, eight picks and a torn ACL under his belt in San Fran.Aside from and , he's the only QB among Fletcher Cox Jersey the top 10 highest-paid at the position to start zero playoff games. Despite two rings he won behind Brady, he's also the only player in the top 30 highest-paid players acro s all positions to never appear in the postseason. With a potential 2020 out in his big-money deal, it's e sentially now or never for Garoppolo to justify Shanahan and Co. keeping him around as the Niners' long-term leader under center. And yet the Illinois-turned-California star is not sweating it. While promoting a partnership with Men's Wearhouse for the company's , which collects gently used profe sional attire to distribute to more than 150 nonprofits acro s the nation, Garoppolo spoke with CBS Sports about everything from Brady and 2019 expectations to his future in San Francisco.CBS Sports: Jimmy Garoppolo: Yeah, it's their 12th year with it, and it seemed like a good match. It's kind of that football player mentality -- look good, feel good, play good. It's for a good cause, you know, helping people who don't have as much. I donated a suit to Men's Wearhouse for it, and it's something great to be a part of. CBS: JG: People always get tied up with Wes Hopkins Jersey athletes as if they just do football, just do basketball, but there's more to it. Any chance you get, you want to help people who are le s fortunate. It's a great thing to do.CBS: JG: There will always be motivation. You're motivated by yourself more than a ton of pre sure, but that pre sure is a good thing, too. We've had good OTAs so far, and the summer before training camp will be important. Every OTAs, every training camp, you're always making personal goals, and there's an opportunity to go out and do some exciting things.CBS: JG: Well, getting my knee back to normal is a big one (laughs). Obviously that was No. 1 this offseason, and that's been great.CBS: JG:Those guys are awesome down in L.A. We were working on mechanics, the throwing motion. Nothing drastic, but if you could better your game by 1%, you want to do it.CBS:JG: Like I said, there's opportunities. This season's going to show us a lot. It's our job to make that happen. And that's what all the preparation is for. You can't just throw your helmet out there and expect to Malik Jackson Jersey win. CBS: JG: Yeah, those guys have been tremendous. Whether it's providing more competition on the practice field, all that stuff, for those new guys, it's not the easiest offense in the world to learn, so for them to pick it up so quickly has been pretty impre sive. Now we've just got to take this into training camp.CBS: JG: Yeah, we'll shoot each other a text here and there, just saying hi, seeing how it's going. Whether I have a question for him, he's always been awesome for whatever it is. He's really down Seth Joyner Jersey to earth and just experienced so many things in this league. He's been awesome in that way.CBS: JG:Oh yeah, it's been awesome. The people out here in the Bay Area, initially they were so welcoming, and since then, they've still been so welcoming. The Bay is a special place. And then there's a weight with that. There's a standard to it. A standard to be the best quarterback I can be for this team.