Jimmy Garoppolo isn’t going to offer the beginning quarterback job to rookie Trey Lance. The veteran quarterback is aware of the 49ers’ No. 3 decide within the 2021 NFL draft is being groomed to turn into the workforce’s beginning quarterback finally.
Garoppolo plans for Lance to attend at the least a yr if his efficiency throughout Organized Group Actions (OTAs) is any indication. San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan praised Garoppolo, saying the quarterback produced his greatest performances throughout OTAs since he got here to the 49ers in 2017.
“I believe Jimmy had his greatest spring since we’ve had him,” Shanahan informed reporters Wednesday. “We had the spring the primary yr with him, the second yr he had the ACL, so we didn’t get that. After which final yr it was COVID. So that is actually his second one not being on an ACL. I believed Jimmy got here in in nice form, actually locked in, a great place bodily and mentally. And I believed he had pretty much as good of OTAs as he’s had.”
Garoppolo must carry out properly after the 49ers chosen Lance within the draft. Shanahan has constantly mentioned Garoppolo will likely be their beginning quarterback in 2021, however the common opinion is Lance will take over in 2022, if not sooner, ought to Garoppolo wrestle or get injured.
Garoppolo has received video games since coming to San Francisco, posting a 24-9 document (common season and playoffs) throughout his profession. The issue for Garoppolo is availability.
Garoppolo missed 10 video games with excessive ankle sprains because the 49ers completed with a document of 6-10 in 2020. Garoppolo has missed a complete of 23 video games because of damage because the begin of the 2018 season, a serious purpose why the 49ers determined to commerce up within the draft to pick out Lance.
Garoppolo wants to remain on the sector not just for the 49ers, but in addition for himself. That is seemingly a year-long audition for Garoppolo to indicate he can keep wholesome and be productive.
— Geoffrey C. Arnold | @geoffreyCarnold