Chiefs’ Frank Clark ranks 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo as a top-10 NFL quarterback

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Kansas City Chiefs defensive end and Super Bowl champion Frank Clark joined ESPN’s First Take on Friday morning. He was gotten some information about his Super Bowl LIV adversary, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

To begin with, it is important that Clark was reproachful of Garoppolo’s prompting and after the game. He felt that concentrating on stopping the 49ers’ run game and driving the quarterback to attempt to beat them would be sufficient for the Chiefs to win. It was a sentiment shared by fellow defensive lineman Chris Jones.

“In my head, honestly, I was saying this guy’s not going down the field to beat us,” Clark said on First Take. “We need three-and-outs, consecutive ones if we’re going to win this game, and that’s what we were able to go out there and do.”

That doesn’t mean Clark needs respect for Garoppolo. He was asked where the 49ers signal-caller ranks among NFL quarterbacks, as he would like to think.

“I feel like he’s one of the best quarterbacks in the league,” Clark responded. “But you say top-5, I wouldn’t put him top-5. I’d put him up there as one of the top 10 guys, though, for sure.”

The only issue for the 49ers on Sunday was that they faced a top-5 quarterback — potentially the best in the league — on Sunday in Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs had the option to defeat a 10-point final quarter deficit and score 21 unanswered points in the end minutes to become Super Bowl champions.

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