Regardless of being principally soft-spoken, 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is a person of many nicknames.
Some are heard nearly each week, whereas others are obscure and certain retired for good. Many revolve round his look.
As Garoppolo faces the Rams on Sunday evening needing to get again on monitor after a tough outing final weekend in opposition to the Dolphins, it is a good time to revisit the histories of his monikers and decide which of them are price utilizing. The NBC broadcast will undoubtedly toss out not less than one in every of them.
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This is our rating of Garoppolo’s nicknames:
1. Jimmy GQ
This adaptation of the No. three nickname on our checklist rolls off the tongue whereas figuring out a defining trait of Garoppolo: plain handsomeness. Nicknames ought to, each time potential, be as particular to a person as potential. This one, primarily based on the GQ style journal, does simply that and deserves to stay round endlessly.
2. Gucci Garopp
You do not hear Gucci Garopp thrown round an excessive amount of regardless of its allusion to a culturally iconic model, however the historical past behind it bumps it up the checklist. It is a nickname to maintain within the again pocket and never overuse.
Garoppolo himself coined this nickname and made it mainstream with a 2013 tweet from earlier than he entered the NFL.
“Gucci garopp,” he wrote with out additional context.
three. Jimmy G
This is the most well-liked of Garoppolo’s nicknames. It is strong and does the job, however does not have the aptitude of the choices above it. Anticipate to listen to Jimmy G used most frequently on TV broadcasts (we doubt Al Michaels would go together with “Gucci Garopp” below any circumstance).
four. Prince Aladdin
There’s an outdated story behind this one, too. When Garoppolo was a rookie with the Patriots in 2014, teammates thought he appeared just like the well-known Disney character Aladdin and altered his locker nameplate to learn “Prince Aladdin.”
That needs to be one of many lamest rookie pranks of all time — it is extra of a praise than an insult — and is made funnier when imagining Tom Brady sneaking round to tug it off.
Garoppolo’s given first identify is James, so Jimmy is technically a nickname. However it’s not very enjoyable by itself and together with it on this checklist is borderline dishonest.
6. Nice Garoppolo
An atrocious nickname that brings nothing to the desk. “Garoppolo the Nice” was proper there, guys. Alliteration has gone manner too far.