Kyle Shanahan: Expect Jimmy Garoppolo to start for 49ers next year

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It’s been a disappointing and injury-plagued season for 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, but that doesn’t mean the team is ready to move on from him.

That’s the word from 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, who said today that the 49ers expect Garoppolo to return as their starter in 2021.

“I expect Jimmy to be our starter next year,” Shanahan said, via the San Francisco Chronicle.

Shanahan added, however, that his focus right now is on getting to the playoffs this year, and nothing has been decided for certain for next year. So Garoppolo’s status as the starter in 2021 should be interpreted as written in pencil, not pen.

8 responses to “Kyle Shanahan: Expect Jimmy Garoppolo to start for 49ers next year

  1. Bill Belichick “I expect Cam Newton to start for the Patriots next year”. _ .
    Adam Gase “I expect Sam Darnold to start for the Jets next year.” _ .
    Doug Marrone “I expect Gardner Minshew to start for the Jaguars next year.” _ .
    I believe all of them.

  2. Even if Lynch ends up drafting Zach Wilson, Shanahan’s system is still too complicated for a rookie QB to absorb. He’d need to sit for at least a year to acclimate to the NFL. What better person to sit behind who (when at his best) is able to execute game winning drives and manage the game.

    It would be good tutelage for Wilson and a last chance for Garoppolo to redeem himself.

  3. One thing Kyle is, is stubborn. He makes the same mistakes over and over and doesn’t even acknowledge they are mistakes or judgement errors. He gets a pass because he’s such an innovative play designer. So far it’s only gotten him to second place.

  4. PhD says:
    November 17, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    One thing Kyle is, is stubborn. He makes the same mistakes over and over and doesn’t even acknowledge they are mistakes or judgement errors. He gets a pass because he’s such an innovative play designer. So far it’s only gotten him to second place.

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    Dude, well said.

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