Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo sounded like a man who has found himself a long-term home shortly after the 49ers concluded the regular season on Sunday in Los Angeles. Garoppolo, 26, a four-year NFL veteran, was quickely established as a team leader after his arrival from the New England Patriots at the trade deadline in late-October. Once elevated to the starting lineup, the 49ers did not lose again. “It was a good match between the 49ers and myself, and myself and the 49ers,” Garoppolo said after the 49ers’ season-concluding fifth consecutive victory, a 34-13 win over the Los Angeles Rams. “I think it was kind of the perfect match and it happened at the right time, and good things are coming from it.” But during his season-ending chat with reporters in front of his locker at Levi’s Stadium on Monday, Garoppolo again did not say the words that 49ers fans would like to hear from him. Like sidestepping an oncoming pass rush within the pocket, Garoppolo deftly avoided making any statement about his desire to remain with the 49ers on a multi-year contract. “I like being here,” Garoppolo said. “I think we had a good thing going at the end of this year. And we’ll see what happens.” He said he plans to speak to his agent, Don Yee, shortly to begin talking about their offseason approach to the contract talks that are certain to occur. “We really haven’t even gotten that far, yet,” Garoppolo said. “I’m supposed to talk with him (Yee) in the next couple of days and I’ll get down to L.A., and we’ll figure all that stuff out and go from there, I guess.” Garoppolo said his contract status has been pushed aside for more pressing concerns – such as learning the 49ers’ offense -- in the nine weeks he's been with the team.
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