He went 13-3 in his first full season as a starter, but will not be able to repeat this success by himself.
Here are six players who must step up their efforts in 2020 to help Garoppolo take a step forward:
WR Dante Pettis
Pettis ‘second rocky season delayed the 49ers’ attack. It took off when Emmanuel Sanders arrived via a mid-season swap, but Garoppolo ended the season by actually launching the same three receivers in every game. Pettis has shown that he can be a threat at all three levels during his rookie season, and he will have to play a bigger role in 2020 to help resume some of the game after Sanders’ departure during the offseason. It doesn’t have to be a # 1 or even # 2 receiver, but it has to gain more than 24 targets.