Kyle Shanahan’s wife wants to know when Jimmy Garoppolo will play

AP

Everyone wants to know when Jimmy Garoppolo will make his 49ers’ debut. It’s a question even Mandy Shanahan is asking her husband, Kyle.

“I know everyone is very excited and wants to see him play,” Shanahan said, via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. “Including myself. Including our coaches and players. Including my wife. I get that. I’m very well aware of that. But I’m fortunate to be in a situation where we can do what we think is right.”

Shanahan said he expects rookie C.J. Beathard to start against the Giants with Garoppolo still learning the playbook. The 49ers acquired Garoppolo on Oct. 30 not to “save the season,” given their 0-9 record, but to be the long-term answer at quarterback.

“I am very eager and excited to see him out there,” Shanahan said. “That doesn’t mean that’s the right decision. That’s what I’m trying to balance out. If I just went off impulse and feeling, I would have done that the very first day. The very first second. But I’m trying to do what’s right for Jimmy and what’s right for our team. A lot of things go into that. It’s not just something I can set a date on or plan. It’s something I have to evaluate.”

Garoppolo was happy to learn he has a fan in his coach’s wife.

“I haven’t had a chance to meet her yet,” he said. “It’s always a good thing to hear.”

20 responses to “Kyle Shanahan’s wife wants to know when Jimmy Garoppolo will play

  1. .
    At 6’2″ and 225 lbs Jimmy G is slightly undersized. You don’t want to get him killed behind the 49ers Swiss cheese offensive line.
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  2. “At 6’2″ and 225 lbs Jimmy G is slightly undersized. You don’t want to get him killed behind the 49ers Swiss cheese offensive line.”

    Sound’s like the coaches wife will nurse him back to health.

  3. Does coach Shanahan not remember that Jimmy G. is a free agent at the end of the season. Are the 49’s really going to franchise tag him without seeing him play. This is the kind of decision I would expect from the man who ran the offense for Atlanta and suffered the loss while the greatest comeback in super bowl history was being run the Patriots.

  4. San Francisco has gone from the penthouse to the outhouse so quickly and with it’s history of greatness in the 80’s and early 90’s and then back near the top in the Harbaugh years, you hope for a quick return to being a factor in the NFC West. As a Patriots fan, we all hat to see Jimmy G go because, after all, our QB, as great as he is, is 40 years old. I just don’t see Brady playing until he’s 45 like he claims he will. Jimmy needed to get his chance in the meantime and I will be cheering for him. He’s been a trooper and great teammate to say the least. Now on to greatness. Good luck Jimmy G.

  5. My wife thought Tom Brady was the best looking athlete ever. I told her he wasn’t even the best looking on his team. She scoffed. So I showed her Garoppolo.

    She stood corrected.

  6. “This is the kind of decision I would expect from the man who ran the offense for Atlanta”

    Yeah and the Falcons offense looks amazing without him. From 8th highest scoring offense in NFL history to struggling to score 20 points with the exact same personnel.

    Matt Ryan went from MVP QB to Andy Dalton in one offseason.

  7. Just be honest . If he’s great, you lose out on Saquon or another blue chipper . If he’s terrible , you look bad and you have to ask yourself if he’s worth keeping . I love the trade personally and would not rush him just to appease the fans . Not to mention his LT is injured .

  8. She’s just tired of having to wear a bag over her head when she goes shopping. Wouldn’t you be?

  9. Everybody thinks they know more than Kyle Shanahan. Give the guy a break. If he needs advice, his dad was one of the greatest coaches of the modern era. Kyle probably knew more about football by the time he was 16 years old, than all of us will know in our lifetimes, combined. Kyle isn’t worrying about the next 6 weeks. He’s more concerned with the next ten years. Bill Walsh went 2-14 his first year in San Francisco. He won the super bowl his 3rd year. He won 3 super bowls in 8 years. It takes time to acquire talent. Trent Baalke left the team in a bad way personnel wise. Shanahan can coach with anybody. John Lynch is the personnel guy. Stop worrying about Shanahan, and start hoping Lynch can identify good players. Even a genius like Bill Walsh was 2-14 without good players. Take a breath and relax.

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