Well, at least based on about 30 seconds of footage from one basketball game he played in high school.
A Brazil-based Garoppolo fan page on Instagram posted a video Wednesday (H/T The Athletic's David Lombardi) of Garoppolo playing basketball for Rolling Meadows High School. The footage is timestamped for Dec. 27, 2008, and shows him blocking a shot from behind and draining a catch-and-shoot 3-pointer on a subsequent possession.
NBC Sports' Chris Simms praised Garoppolo's quick release in explaining why he ranked Garoppolo No. 20 among NFL quarterbacks, and it certainly translated to the high-school hardwood ... at least in this clip.
Basketball hasn't been very far from the QB's mind -- or feet -- over the last couple of seasons. Garoppolo signed an endorsement deal with Jordan brand two years ago, and he was the only starting signal-caller to bear the "Jumpman" on his feet at the beginning of last season. Dwayne Haskins joined Garoppolo after taking Washington's top spot under center last season.
"Ever since I was a little kid, he's been my favorite athlete," Garoppolo said of Jordan in 2018. "It's pretty cool to be part of his brand now."
While his high-school game probably isn't what sold the powers-that-be at Jordan on bringing Garoppolo into the fold, it'd be a major missed opportunity to not ask His Airness for some hoops advice. Garoppolo might want to steer clear of a scouting report, though.
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Jimmy Garoppolo shows two-way skill in high-school basketball footage originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area