2. Regardless of who the Niners field, “Jimmy G” is still the signal-caller.
Now, admittedly, none of what happened in 2017 or 2018 versus a different squad will have anything to do with what happens when an East Coast team travels across the country to play the NFC Champions in primetime on their home turf. Also, it’s impossible to compare what the Redskins offensive line was in 2017 or 2018 to what we’re assuming the Niners’ 2020 version will look like by the time two teams with Super Bowl aspirations meet one another.
All any of us can state definitively is this. Williams didn’t play in 2019, and now, he’s a year older. That matters, even for a superhero in shoulder pads like Trent Williams. Then, there’s also this, regardless of who San Francisco fields along the offensive line or how they perform in 2020 and regardless of who their skill players are, Jimmy Garoppolo is still their quarterback. That’s code for “crapshoot”.
Though talented, “Jimmy G” remains a quarterback that most NFL pundits have had some difficulty in getting a read on. Clearly, again in 2020, the Niners have set him up for success. Whether he capitalizes on what they’ve built around him remains to be seen.
No one’s quite ready to guarantee victory over this Niners squad, but we’ve seen what the Eagles transform into during important primetime games. We’ve seen the addition of Javon Hargrave. We know Fletcher Cox is here, and we know Malik Jackson will be back. All of that talent means somebody will get opportunities to make plays versus an elite San Francisco squad. That alone means there’s a chance for success. Don’t place an “L” by Week 4 quite yet if you’re an Eagles fan.