Jimmy Garoppolo spending bye week at team facility

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49ers coach Kyle Shanahan continues to insist he has no plan for when to play Jimmy Garoppolo. Shanahan cites Garoppolo’s unfamiliarity with the playbook as the reason the quarterback continues to sit after being acquired from the Patriots on Oct. 31.

Thus, Garoppolo is spending the team’s bye week at the facility. He is getting tutoring from Shanahan and quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello and throwing to teammates who stayed in the Bay Area this week.

Wide receiver Trent Taylor (ribs) and tight end George Kittle (ankle) are rehabbing and wide receiver Louis Murphy signed with the 49ers last week.

“We’ll see how Jimmy responds this week,” Shanahan said Monday, via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. “We’ll get to work more one-on-one with him, get a little extra practice (next) Monday and see how it goes. We’ll have our game plan done Monday and Tuesday and we’ll start practicing our game plan Wednesday.”

C.J. Beathard might have earned another start after completing 19 of 25 passes for 288 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in the 49ers’ first victory of the season. Besides, the 49ers have insisted all along they acquired Garoppolo with an eye toward the future.

12 responses to “Jimmy Garoppolo spending bye week at team facility

  1. This dedication is something you don’t see from all quarterbacks in the league. Good quarterbacks do this.

  2. That’s what Kyle said would happen. It sounded like there would be more than one coach handling the duty. Of course, it’s going to happen at the facility. It might be a moot point if CJ is hurt. There’s work to be done and time before a definite decision has to be made. The media has already figured out who should win each week so I can understand why they are obsessed about who’s starting in 12 days.

  3. Sam Bradford was traded to the Vikings last year and two weeks later he was starting. How long is it going to take this guy? And shouldn’t the head coach have some kind of plan for getting him into a game?

  4. @In Teddy We Trust

    The Vikings were in panic mode and the season hadn’t started yet. The 49ers were 0-8 when they acquired Garoppolo. Very different mindsets for the season. In addition, Joe Staley was out till this past week. There is zero reason to rush Jimmy onto the field before he has a firm grasp on the offense and he can protect himself. Garoppolo trade was made with long haul in mind, not just a stopgap, knee-jerk reaction.

  5. fullbacksarepeopletoo says:
    November 14, 2017 at 3:54 pm
    This dedication is something you don’t see from all quarterbacks in the league. Good quarterbacks do this.

    Actually I’m pretty sure that any quarterback who was acquired halfway through the season would spend the teams bye week the following week at their facility learning the offense. It would be expected of him. It would be far more remarkable if the opposite happened and he decided to go on vacation or something instead

  6. He played in a system so great, a high school QB can start in it and have success. We’ll see if he is really good or just a product of the Patriots system.

  7. Nice trade, give up a very high second round pick and not play him?

    What is the 49ers plan?

    Play him the last 4 games of the season? Is that enough to evaluate him?
    What if he looks good, and they sign him to a Brock Osweiller type contract and he turns out to be a bust?

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