There was nothing to smile about for the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Not only did they get blown out, 31-7 in the NFC Championship Game by the Philadelphia Eagles but they lost Brock Purdy and Josh Johnson to injury.
Despite being in the unfortunate situation, Jimmy Garoppolo was still able to smile through it all as he was spotted smiling on the sidelines on multiple occasions:
San Francisco lost starting quarterback Trey Lance for the year back in Week 2 with an ankle injury. Then Garoppolo, the team’s main starting signal-caller from 2017 to 2021, suffered a foot injury in Week 13 against the Miami Dolphins.
Purdy won all five of his regular season starts and guided San Fran to its third NFC title game appearance in four years. It’s simply unfortunate that his uncredible rookie season had to end this way.