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Relationship Between 49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo and Kyle Shanahan is Reportedly 'Not All Rosy'

SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 10:  Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo #10 and head coach Kyle Shanahan of the San Francisco 49ers talk with each other during pregame warm ups prior to the start of an NFL preseason football game against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium on August 10, 2019 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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In case you missed Monday night's clash between the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos, Jimmy Garoppolo's first outing since his torn ACL suffered 11 months ago was anything but appealing. Those numbers equate to a dreadful 0.0 passer rating.

The San Fran gunslinger completed one of six passes for zero yards and an ugly interception on his second pass of the game.

Fast forward a few days and a report has emerged that Jimmy G and head coach Kyle Shanahan don't necessarily flaunt a strong relationship.

That's certainly not what you would hope to hear about the relationship between two of the organization's most important figures.

Dov Kleiman added to the potential controversy by delivering insight on the Garoppolo narrative. Virtually everybody fell in love with him after a few impressive cameos in a New England Patriots uniform and hot start as a 49er after he was traded to the team.

But let's be real. Garoppolo was far from a guaranteed success, and it looks as if the Niners may have rushed into that five-year deal. As Kleinman points out, perhaps the franchise tag would have been a better alternative.

Let's also not forget that Garoppolo threw FIVE straight interceptions at a practice last week. Is he not comprehending Shanahan's system? Is he just not good enough? Is Shanahan willing to cope with his apparent deficiencies?

Who knows. But it's definitely something to keep an eye on as we draw ever-closer to the regular season. Hopefully Jimmy G can bounce back and impress against the Chiefs on Saturday night and begin to work on restoring their reportedly less-than-ideal relationship.