Cowboys Legend Offers Surprising Take On 49ers vs Chiefs
A Cowboys legend offered a surprising take on 49ers vs Chiefs this week.
Hall of Fame Dallas quarterback Troy Aikman will be calling Super Bowl LIV alongside Joe Buck.
This week, Aikman spoke to the media in Miami, Florida, in the lead-up to the big event.
During one of his interviews, Aikman was pressed on how much of a role he expects quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to play in the final outcome.
Garoppolo raised some eyebrows in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers when he only threw the ball eight times.
It made people wonder whether head coach Kyle Shanahan truly trusted him to be anything more than a game manager.
In Aikman’s opinion, all these concerns are misplaced.
“I understand what happens when you only throw the ball eight times,” Aikman said Tuesday.
“I really believe if he’s needed that he’s certainly capable of playing at a really high level.
“I really think he’s going to have a much bigger impact on this game than what he had the first two [playoff games].”
A big reason why Aikman has so much confidence in Garoppolo is because his former New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had so confidence in him as a backup.
“If something were to happen to Tom Brady, he said he felt they could win with Jimmy Garoppolo,” Aikman said.
“And when Bill Belichick says win, that doesn’t mean win Week 3. That means, win it all. I thought it spoke volumes for the respect that he had for him.”
This past season Garoppolo threw for 3,978 yards and 27 scores while turning the 49ers into the league’s second highest scoring offense.
Will that success translate into a Super Bowl victory for his club? We’ll find out once and for all come Sunday.
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