MIAMI — Late past week, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo acknowledged that it can be “not a bad concept” to attain out to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady just before Super Bowl LIV.
Turns out, Garoppolo didn’t have to. At Monday’s NFL “Opening Night” occasion at Marlins Park, Garoppolo instructed NFL Network that he obtained an encouraging textual content from Brady this 7 days.
“Yeah he shot me a textual content, just excellent luck and almost everything like that,” Garoppolo said. “And you know just ‘go take care of business,’ you know, was not anything at all too complicated, just ‘go win.'”
Garoppolo, of program, counts Brady as a mate and mentor immediately after serving as his backup for the first three and a half seasons of his job. The Niners traded a 2nd-round pick to New England in Oct 2017 for Garoppolo, who has commenced just about every video game for the Niners this period.
In his time with the Patriots, Garoppolo gained a pair of Tremendous Bowl rings (XLIX and LI) but under no circumstances appeared in one particular of the championship video games. This time, he is the Niners’ starter and joked about how a great deal unique Monday would be with him sitting down at a podium for the hour-extended media session rather than “out in the jungle” going for walks amongst the media and the other players and coaches not at a dais.
In the course of San Francisco’s playoff run, Garoppolo has continually said that his encounter backing up Brady in people postseasons would enable him, in particular in navigating the media crush of Tremendous Bowl week.
“He would have exciting at all these occasions and all the things like that, but when the video game would come, he would lock in,” Garoppolo said. “Get the activity plan down and all that stuff. Everything you can understand from that male. He is the best to ever do it. I was incredibly privileged to have realized from him.”
Brady is just not the only member of the Patriots hierarchy who has been in touch with Garoppolo not too long ago. He claimed coach Bill Belichick has also reached out from time to time to congratulate him on his achievements, one thing Garoppolo termed “an honor.”
“Coach, we experienced a wonderful romantic relationship,” Garoppolo claimed. “He is a great person, pretty trustworthy, incredibly easy. I normally appreciate him for that.”
With Brady established to be a cost-free agent this offseason, Garoppolo was asked in which he envisions his previous teammate landing. Garoppolo demurred.
“I you should not know,” he claimed. “I haven’t set considerably believed into it — we’ve been wrapped up with all of this stuff. It will be fairly appealing when all that takes place.”