SANTA CLARA – The Jacksonville Jaguars have had the best pass defense in the NFL for the entire year, but don’t tell that to Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers.
Garoppolo was putting on a clinic at the beginning of the Christmas Eve matchup between the 49ers and visiting Jacksonville Jaguars, passing for 125 yards on 8 completions on the league’s best pass defense in the first quarter. For perspective – the Jags have been allowing a shade under 170 yards per game up to this point.
So with things going so poorly, it would make sense that the Jaguars sideline would be a bit testy. Tempers boiled over late in the first quarter when Jaguars defensive taclke Malik Jackson and safety Aaron Colvin had some words for each other. Both had to be held back, and knocked over a tray of Gatorade in the process.
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The #Jaguars are fighting each other because Jimmy Garoppolo is passing all over them, down 10-0.
Malik Jackson and Aaron Colvin pic.twitter.com/afyM6Fx2XH
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) December 24, 2017
Jimmy Garoppolo has been outstanding late this season. Only Ben Rothelisberger has passed for more yards than Garoppolo has in the last three weeks. He’s the first 49ers QB to throw for over 1,000 yards in a three game stretch since Tim Rattay in 2004.
2017 may not be the San Francisco 49ers year, but the team got an early Christmas present in Jimmy Garoppolo. Might be time to pay the man.