Is Jimmy G betting against his former team?
Jimmy Garoppolo surprised many with his prediction for the Super Bowl LVIII matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday.
Speaking to reporters on Friday at Super Bowl Radio Row, the former 49ers quarterback forecasted a victory for Kansas City in what he anticipates will be a high-scoring game. Garoppolo’s prediction diverged from the hopes of many 49ers fans, as reported by SB Nation’s Kyle Posey.
Garoppolo, who spent six-plus seasons with the 49ers following a midseason trade from the New England Patriots in 2017, notably led San Francisco to a Super Bowl LIV appearance against the Chiefs four years ago. In that game, the 49ers held a 10-point lead entering the fourth quarter, only to suffer a devastating loss as Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes orchestrated a dramatic comeback, ultimately sealing the fate of Garoppolo and the 49ers.
With Garoppolo’s unexpected forecast, anticipation for the Super Bowl showdown intensifies as the 49ers aim to defy his prediction and secure the franchise’s sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy by defeating the defending champion Chiefs.