Raheem Mostert believes Jimmy Garoppolo will be 49ers’ starting QB

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Count 49ers running back Raheem Mostert as one who believes coach Kyle Shanahan and General Manager John Lynch still have Jimmy Garoppolo in their plans.

Mostert said that he thinks Garoppolo is still the starter heading into the season.

“I believe Jimmy Garoppolo will be our starting quarterback going into this season,” Mostert said on SiriusXM Fantasy Radio.

The 49ers didn’t trade up to the third overall pick for any reason other than they think there’s a quarterback available in this year’s draft who will be an improvement over Garoppolo. So if Garoppolo is the 49ers’ starter, he’s only a short-term placeholder before the 49ers’ franchise quarterback of the future takes over. But Mostert still believes that Garoppolo will have the job when the season starts.

26 responses to “Raheem Mostert believes Jimmy Garoppolo will be 49ers’ starting QB

  1. as time ticks on and pressure grows the Patriots will make a move and acquire Jimmy

  2. They can keep saying whatever they want and they can attempt to produce leverage that they don’t have, because when draft day comes and they pick their new hotshot qb, while Shanahan dodges accountability again for stopping running the ball (6 ypc for both rbs), and think the next hotshot qb is the answer, as their seats get nice and hot.

    If they draft a qb at 3, which they will, you are risking carrying a 25 mil per back up qb that you forgot to trade.

    I think it’s funny they think whoever they chose at 3 is somehow definitively an upgrade.

  3. Just stop.

    Shanahan IS NOT starting a rookie QB. Even a veteran QB like Matt Ryan said it took him two years to understand and get comfortable in his complicated system.

    Garoppolo is there for at least 2021 if not 2022, before the kid can take over.

  4. The 49ers need to trade Jimmy now. What do they think the trade market for a back up QB making 25 million will be? Trade him while he still has some value.

  5. touchback6 says:
    April 3, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    If they draft a qb at 3, which they will, you are risking carrying a 25 mil per back up qb that you forgot to trade.

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    Good Lord, man!
    What makes you think any QB they draft would automatically be thrust into a starting role? And what also makes you think that Garropolo couldn’t be traded if it becomes evident they would start their rookie?

  6. Alex Smith was still the starter after Mahomes was drafted. Alex Smith was still the starter after Colin Kaepernick was drafted. Eli Manning was still the starter when Daniel Jones was drafted. I have no doubt Jimmy Garoppolo will be the starter, even after they draft a new QB. It’s up to the new QB to come in and take the job away, or get in the lineup due to injury. I don’t think Shanahan is going to hand someone the job. He’s going to want him to earn it. Garoppolo was going to be the QB in New England, but he was never able to unseat Brady. Sometimes you have to stick with the better QB. Aaron Rodgers sat until he overtook Favre, and now Green Bay has another QB they drafted last year who’s waiting for Rodgers to stop having MVP seasons. If Garoppolo can stay healthy, he could have his best season ever, and fetch a number one pick in a trade. Shanahan is a better offensive coach than just about everyone in the league, and he’s already taken two average QB’s to super bowls, and had comfortable leads in the second half of both games, but each time his team was overtaken by a first ballot HOF type QB, so Kyle knows what he needs to do.

  7. 49ers fans are pretty defensive about a rookie QB not starting. It’s kind of cute.

  8. Jimmy did not look comfortable in that pocket even before his high ankle sprain.

  9. touchback6 says:
    April 3, 2021 at 4:07 pm
    They can keep saying whatever they want and they can attempt to produce leverage that they don’t have, because when draft day comes and they pick their new hotshot qb, while Shanahan dodges accountability again for stopping running the ball (6 ypc for both rbs), and think the next hotshot qb is the answer, as their seats get nice and hot.

    If they draft a qb at 3, which they will, you are risking carrying a 25 mil per back up qb that you forgot to trade.

    I think it’s funny they think whoever they chose at 3 is somehow definitively an upgrade.

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    I think it’s funny you think he’s a good quarterback. Lol. He plays 8 games a year and has 3 good ones.

  10. Most 49er players probably think so too. Eddie D, Jed York and the 49ers do not view a season as being a success unless they win the Super Bowl. No player named Salary Cap Space has ever won the Super Bowl MVP award. No rookie quarterback has ever won a Super Bowl as starting quarterback either. To give up on Jimmy G. before the 2021 season even begins by trading him is to give up hope of winning a Super Bowl. Jed York would frown upon any such move. It is Super Bowl win or bust for Jed York and his uncle Eddie D.

    The headline news with the word “Report” in its title that says Kyle Shanahan would trade Jimmy G. for a first round pick is mistitled. It should be titled “Rumor:…” instead because that story never quoted Shanahan directly for saying he would trade Jimmy G. for a first round pick. It is just another rumor, another false “report,” one of about 1000 rumors about the 49ers parting with Jimmy G. Like all rumors, it has as good a chance of coming to pass as a rain dance can end a drought.

  11. Jimmy G. is paid about the same as Derek Carr of the Raiders. They used to be among the highest paid quarterbacks but currently their salaries rank about 13th in the league. The Raiders are not getting rid of Derek Carr to save cap space, so why should the 49ers? Derek Carr has NEVER played a single playoff game, ever. If there is a team that should get rid of its starting quarterback, it is the Raiders, not the 49ers. Vegas odds makers now have the 49ers as the 6th most likely team to win the 2021 Super Bowl. If they get rid of Jimmy G. then the odds of the 49ers winning the Super Bowl would fall drastically.

  12. Jimmy G isn’t winning a Super Bowl. A rookie QB isn’t either. So go with the rookie and have a real chance to win a Super Bowl in the future and trade Dinghy Jimmy.

  13. The Niners are in a great position for a deep playoff run, WITH GARAPPOLO.

    THe QB they get with the 3rd pick will be groomed for the future. As long as Garappolo plays well and doesn’t break (big IF) he will remain the starter. If he doesn’t perform, the new guy will step in.

    This is a win-win for the Niners. The only way they trade Garappolo is if someone gives them a king’s ransom……and that is not very likely.

  14. Does anybody use common sense anymore? Of course Garoppolo is going to be the 49ers starting QB this season. They’ve got a roster ready to compete at the highest level this season. Virtually, the same roster played in the Super Bowl as recently as the 2019 season so it’s not like so much time has passed that their core players “lost a step”. The only reason they weren’t competitive last year was because they were decimated by injuries to almost all their key players.

    So why would they risk their best chance at a playoff spot by trading away their starting & experienced QB to play the season behind a rookie?.. that would be the same as throwing in the towel. Now, if Garoppolo gets injured, or if the team falls out of contention, I can understand having to play the rookie. But, while the team is at full strength and in the hunt for the division title or a wildcard spot, there’s no way they can play a rookie QB.

    It seems pretty obvious but like common sense, I guess it’s not obvious to all.

  15. 1. The 49ers paid through the nose to trade up and draft a QB

    2. If Garoppolo takes a big pay cut, its possible he starts the first several games, then the new QB takes over.

    So yes it’s possible JG is the opening game starter.

  16. They are drafting Pitts to put the offense in Lightspeed. Think about him with a experienced in-system QB.

  17. Mac Jones has the perfect name for the bay area. From the late great Mac Dre to the legendary Mac Mall. Mac Jones would be the return of The Mac. Mac Jones is the perfect Bay Area name.
    I personally think Justin Fields and Zach Wilson would QB circles around him, but in terms of names – Mac Jones is perfect for The Bay.

  18. SF knows that their window is open now and likely will be for a couple of years at least. IMO, Jimmy G will start this year and play unless he’s injured (AGAIN) or he fails to produce as expected. Also possible but not as likely that the rookie learns the job fast and is able to somehow prove he is ready to take over (not likely, as I said). Window will still probably be open next year and the year after – fine for the new QB to start then – why throw him to the wolves right away? Although SF has an offensive line, I’d imagine they have some thoughts about starting a rookie considering what happened to a rather promising rookie up in Cincinnati.

  19. I will not be surprised if the first three players taken in the draft are all day 1 starters.

  20. Trading Garoppolo makes no sense. The 49ers are a Super Bowl-contending team. Without Garoppolo, they are handing the keys to this Bentley over to a rookie, thereby increasing the likelihood that this uncommon opportunity to win the Super Bowl will be lost. Garoppolo stays.

  21. I’m convinced all the draft capital that went for the #3 pick was plan B. That(and then some) was going to Houston for Watson. Then the 49ers were free to wheel JG to NE. The 49ers think they can win now. Then Watson blew up, and plan A turned to plan B. Now, there’s no reason they can’t hold onto JG. They don’t have cap problems, and 25 mil is not a lot for a QB like JG. If he can stay healthy. A big if.

  22. He most likely will be the starter because there is no better qb on their roster and no rookie quarterback has ever won the Super Bowl. To hand the job to a rookie qb they have not yet drafted is to throw away the 2021 season. Even NFL MVPs like Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson did not go to the Super Bowl as rookies. Joe Montana took the 49ers to their first Super Bowl ever but he was not a rookie when he did it.

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