Poll: 49ers fans don’t want Tom Brady

Andy Hart
March 05, 2020 - 8:38 am
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While there seems to be some confusion as to whether it was speculation or actual reporting this week making the 49ers a possible team of interest in the Tom Brady free agency sweepstakes, talk of TB12 landing in San Francisco spread like wildfire.

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It’s certainly easy to understand why Brady might want to leave the Patriots to head west. He grew up a 49ers fan and idolized Joe Montana. Coming off a Super Bowl appearance, San Francisco offers many of the things an aging quarterback might want, including a good offensive line, a consistent running game, an elite tight end and a very impressive defense. It’s all under the leadership of a respected, offensive-minded head coach.

But the reasoning behind the 49ers wanting to swap out 28-year-old Jimmy Garoppolo for his soon-to-be 43-year-old former New England mentor is far less obvious.

And at least according to one Twitter-based poll of 49ers fans, making the switch from Garoppolo to Brady would be a tough sell. A social media poll of more than 13,000 fans put out by NBC Sports Bay Area found that nearly 90-percent favor Garoppolo over Brady in San Francisco. That’s the kind of approval rating that any politician would kill for.

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