Lynch said on his own Twitter feed he "accidentally and unknowingly" liked the tweet about Garoppolo. And what's more -- it happened during Christmas Eve mass with his family, Lynch explained.
"Never intended to [like the tweet] and remain a huge believer in Jimmy," Lynch said in Friday night's post.
The Twitter misstep comes after Garoppolo completed 26-of-35 passes for 322 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's20-17loss to the Titans. He also threw two interceptions which played a factor in the loss.
San Francisco is sixth in the NFC right now, so the playoffs aren't impossible. They host the Houston Texans on Jan. 2 and close out their regular season on the road against the Los Angeles Rams.
Lynch and the 49ers acquired Garoppolo from the New England Patriots in 2017 for a second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. In February of 2018, San Francisco signed the quarterback to a five-year, $137.5 million contract extension.
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