John Lynch on Jimmy Garoppolo: We don’t want to rush it

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The 49ers repeatedly have stated they traded for Jimmy Garoppolo with an eye on the future, and General Manager John Lynch made it clear again Tuesday that the team is in no hurry to play their new quarterback.

“With all our players, we want to set them up for success,” Lynch said, via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. “Probably none more so than a guy we think has the opportunity to be our franchise guy.”

The 49ers acquired Garoppolo from the Patriots on Oct. 30. Coach Kyle Shanahan will decide who starts this week against Seattle, Lynch said, but C.J. Beathard‘s performance against the Giants in the team’s last game buys more time for Garoppolo to learn the 49ers’ system.

“C.J. playing the way he played last week, it gives us an opportunity to kind of continue to really — we’re trying to accelerate [Garoppolo’s growth], but we don’t want to rush it,” Lynch said.

40 responses to “John Lynch on Jimmy Garoppolo: We don’t want to rush it

  1. Translation- We were fleeced and should have never given up a 2nd round pick for a guy who is now obviously going to leave in free agency for a better situation.

  2. Tanking the season. Will sign him to a long term contract and roll with that. Trade out of #1 spot (Don’t worry, the Browns will beat the Packers and Browns will get #2 pick).

  3. They don’t want to rush Jimmy who’s a four year veteran and are playing a rookie instead. That makes no sense. Jimmy should not sign a deal with this team. He should make them use the franchise tag and force them to play him next year or lose him.

  4. Going to be a Matt Cassell part two: Big money contract based on being a backup on the Pats who will promptly suck.

  5. He’s told them he is leaving, is my guess, just outright refused to talk contract. There is no reason to play him in that case. Tanking could be part of it, just maybe. But the feeling I get is that JG told them “Thanks, but no thanks”. He wants a situation like New England. Problem: There is no other situation like New England in the NFL. So the cost for this huge muck up is a 2nd round pick they could have desperately used on protection for the “franchise QB” they will draft in the first round.

  6. wib22 says:
    November 21, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Have to get all of the cheating out of him before he’s a proper QB!
    ———————————————————————————–
    Funny that the NFL is still keeping the PSI information from the 2015 NFL season secret.
    After spending millions convincing people to believe the deflation nonsense the NFL decided not to show the proof. Seems that science contradicts the NFL. Those on the right side of the Bell Curve already knew that.

  7. Why would they have given up a 2nd round pick for the guy if they had no intention to play him?

    At the end of the year they can sign him to a long term deal having never seen him play in a real game for them, but if that was the plan they could have done so without giving up anything in trade.

    So I guess they intend to franchise him for something like 30 mil next year – but that’s a huge chunk of your salary cap devoted to a guy you have, again, never seen in an actual game.

  8. Makes total sense not to start him now. He’s in a new system. Give him time to learn it otherwise if they put him out there now he could pull a Nathan Peterman and throw multiple picks. And then what? Back to the rookie?

  9. The 49ers obviously felt good about Garoppolo. I don’t know why, but they did. Lynch and/or Shanahan must have scouted him coming out of college, and had him rated as a top QB. A couple years shouldn’t change that initial evaluation. He certainly hasn’t done enough in his short NFL career to change they way they thought of him coming out of college. You just have to trust your ability to evaluate QB’s, because that appears to be the single most important talent for anyone in an NFL organization to possess. John Lynch must possess it, or they wouldn’t have hired him and signed him to a six year contract. Folks, you’re just going to have to trust Jed York on this. You really have no choice. Lynch replaced Trent Baalke who couldn’t do anything right, and Baalke replaced Scot McCloughan who chose Alex Smith over Aaron Rodgers. Even though Lynch has no scouting experience, it wouldn’t be difficult for him to be Jed’s best personnel guy yet.

  10. None of this makes any sense at all. I’ve never been a 49ers fan but it’s sad to see the once proud franchise such a mess. You trade a 2nd round pick for a backup that you’re going to keep as a backup and then will leave in free agency? In what universe is this either good business OR good football?

  11. They will either tag and trade him for Cousins or tag and sign him long term, most likely the latter.

    Meanwhile they don’t want to get him killed behind that awful Oline till he is thoroughly familiar with the offense and has a fighting chance to survive.

    Whether they extend him or tag and trade him for Cousins that lets them use their #1 pick on Oline to help keep whoever it is on their feet. And from the QBs perspective hopefully other picks as well.

  12. “So I guess they intend to franchise him for something like 30 mil next year – but that’s a huge chunk of your salary cap devoted to a guy you have, again, never seen in an actual game.”

    The number is probably more like 25 million. They’ve seen him play for the Pats, and they will see plenty of him in their own system during practice. Either he’ll pick it up quickly, which is likely, or by the end of the season he won’t.

    He ran the Pats system well in the limited on field time he had in Foxboro, and its one of the most complicated offenses in the league. If he can understand that he should be able to pick up Shanahan’s system. And they’re not saying he won’t play at all this year, just not saying when.

  13. Jeez, give Jimmy a chance to unwind it’s not even a month since he came to town. Probably still finding his way to the stadium. They told him he was going “to San Francisco” and he’s searched the city high and wide without success.

  14. I guess all the 49ers fans shouldn’t rush out and buy tickets then, or buy merchandise, or watch on tv.

    It’s almost been a month since they traded for him. Rushing it would of been around the beginning of the month.

  15. I will laugh my butt off if Jimmy G leaves as a u.f.a. at the end of the year without even playing a down with this dumpster fire of an organization.

  16. Genius John Lynch (w/ZERO experience as GM) may have picked the wrong backup. Jacoby Brissett has proven to be the guy any QB-less team should want. The other guy is Matt Flynn or Matt Cassel, waiting to happen.

  17. “We don’t want to rush it because we haven’t heard back from the fans on whether they want to win or not.”

    The Santa Clara 49ers, what a joke.

  18. I actually think sitting him makes a lot of sense. If he truly is a franchise quarterback, why give other teams a lot of film on him before trying to sign him to a large contract? If he performs really well, it will just increase the offers other teams make him. SF, on the other hand, now has many weeks to evaluate him to decide what his value is to the organization. It essentially cost them a 2nd round pick to be able to work with him and understand his value, and have the option to Franchise him, before pulling the trigger one way or another.

    If the Texans had half a year to evaluate Osweiller, would they have given him a mega contract? A second round pick to make them confident in their decision, while expensive, seems prudent given the costs involved in signing a potential star QB.

  19. thegreatgabbert says:

    November 21, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Jeez, give Jimmy a chance to unwind it’s not even a month since he came to town. Probably still finding his way to the stadium. They told him he was going “to San Francisco” and he’s searched the city high and wide without success.

    Thank god we no longer have gabbert in a 49er uniform. He is downright horrible

  20. “We don’t want to rush it because we haven’t heard back from the fans on whether they want to win or not.”

    The Santa Clara 49ers, what a joke.

    And the Raiders today are not a joke?

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