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Jimmy Garoppolo addresses recent date, comments on Tom Brady

Ryan Hannable
July 25, 2018 - 3:39 pm
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Jimmy Garoppolo has been in the news quite a bit of late.

Last week, Garoppolo was spotted on a date with adult film star Kiara Mia and this week he's had two feature stories published on him, including one with Bleacher Report where he said he believed he was better than Tom Brady. (For the record, every NFL quarterback should feel that way.)

Speaking to reporters prior to 49ers training camp, Garoppolo addressed both topics.

“Life is different now," he said of his date. "My life off the field, I’ve never been very public with things. Even social media, I’m not out there a ton. But my life’s looked at differently. I’m under a microscope and, like Kyle [Shannahan] said, it’s a good learning experience. You just have to take it in stride. It is what it is.”

As for what he said about Brady, he didn't back down.

"I think every good athlete, in order to be great at what you do, you have to be confident. Belief in yourself," he said.

Garoppolo and the 49ers will play the Vikings in Week 1.

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