The one factor seemingly for certain about San Francisco 49ers veteran quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo forward of the Memorial Day weekend is that he is nonetheless recovering from the surgery he had in March to restore a torn capsule in his throwing shoulder. Now, 2021 rookie Trey Lance sits atop the depth chart for springtime exercises.
Garoppolo has routinely been linked in rumors with a Carolina Panthers facet allegedly on the lookout for an upgrade over Sam Darnold, nevertheless it’s thought no crew will commerce for the 30-year-old earlier than he can resume throwing in late June or early July. Whereas talking with reporters on Tuesday, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan made it clear that buying Garoppolo to would-be consumers this summer season stays the plan.
“Nothing’s modified since his surgical procedure,” Shanahan mentioned of Garoppolo’s standing, in accordance with David Bonilla of 49ers WebZone. “You recognize the place we had been at earlier than that, after which he obtained surgical procedure, so every little thing went on maintain. I anticipate him, at a while, most definitely, to be traded, however who is aware of? That is not a assure, and it has been on maintain [since] that occurred.”
Shanahan’s newest feedback appear to point he has no issues about Lance’s “arm fitness” or in regards to the 22-year-old’s ability to win the biggest games on the schedule this coming fall. If something, apparently Garoppolo can be stashed as a backup on San Francisco’s roster if he is not traded earlier than Week 1 in September.