Papa compares Garoppolo to Gannon, calls him the ‘real deal’

Jimmy G. faces his sternest test with Jags set to visit Levi’s Stadium

Karl Buscheck
December 19, 2017 - 11:29 am

After Jimmy Garoppolo aired out 381 yards in the 49ers’ 25-23 win over the Titans on Sunday, Greg Papa dropped “Mornings W/ Joe, Lo & Dibs” and compared Jimmy G. to a Raider great.

“(He was) slinging it like Rich Gannon,” Papa told Joe Fortenbaugh, Lorenzo Neal and Dan Dibley on 95.7 The Game. “The guy is a natural thrower of the football.”

With the Jaguars, who hold the opposition to an NFL low 14.9 points per game, headed to town, Papa knows a monster test awaits not just Garoppolo but his top targets as well.

“He is the real deal, but this challenge, I think, is more on the receivers to be able to uncover,” Papa explained. “I don't know if they’re the best defense in football, but they’re clearly the best young defense in football. They are the most modern defense in football."

Jump to the 24:34 mark in the podcast below to hear Papa’s full interview and skip to the 28:01 mark for his take on Jimmy G. vs. the Jags:

JLD - Hour 3

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