SANTA CLARA — The Garoppolo Effect is real.
Before Jimmy Garoppolo became the 49ers starting quarterback, they had lost 10 of 11 games, including five by three points or fewer. Since he became the starting quarterback three weeks ago, the 49ers have won all three of their games, including two by three points or fewer.
They’re winning the close games they were losing earlier in the season.
That’s the Garoppolo Effect.