NFL QB Jimmy Garoppolo Strangely Compared to “Marvel Movies…Not Great Cinema”

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NFL quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has come a long way since he was Tom Brady’s New England Patriots backup under the watchful eye of head coach Bill Belichick.

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This season, Garoppolo led the San Francisco 49ers to the NFC Championship game against Matt Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams. Although the Rams ultimately advanced to Super Bowl LVI against the AFC Champion Cincinnati Bengals on February 13, 2022, Garoppolo has still been the subject of much chatter in NFL circles recently.

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In fact, football analyst Colin Cowherd recently spoke about Jimmy G. on his talk show, The Herd. Cowherd strangely compared the quarterback to “Marvel movies”:

“I know they’re not great cinema. I know they won’t win Oscars… But they always make me feel good when I walk out of the theater.”

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Although the quote feels like a bit of a backhanded compliment — after all, saying MCU films won’t “win Oscars” sounds an awful lot like saying Garoppolo will never win a Lombardi Trophy — Cowherd was actually defending the 49ers captain at the time.

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Adding to the strangeness is the fact that the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest addition, Spider-Man: No Way Home, has actually been in the Academy Awards conversation — and star Tom Holland is rumored to be hosting this year’s event.

As usual, Marvel fans have a full slate of projects to look forward to in 2022, beginning with Star Wars alum Oscar Isaac’s Disney+ Original series, Moon Knight, on March 30, 2022.

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You can currently still catch blockbuster hit No Way Home in theaters near you.

More on Spider-Man: No Way Home

MCU fans can currently catch the latest chapter in Spider-Man’s story in Spider-Man: No Way Home, which hit theaters on December 17, 2021.

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Joining Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), the official description of Spider-Man: No Way Home reads:

For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.

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Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man) and Zendaya (MJ) are joined by Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Stephen Strange), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Marisa Tomei (Aunt May), Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds), Willem Dafoe (Green Goblin), and Alfred Molina (Doctor Octopus) in the film.

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Former Spider-Men Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield also star.

What do you think about Colin Cowherd’s odd Jimmy G. and Marvel movie comparison?

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