Jimmy Garoppolo reaches out to Trey Lance

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After the 49ers drafted Trey Lance with the third overall choice, he expressed a desire to get to know and to learn from Jimmy Garoppolo.

Not long after that, Garoppolo reached out to Lance to welcome him to the team.

“Yeah, he sent me a text last night, and I was super thankful and grateful for that,” Lance said Friday on 95.7 The Game, via NBCSportsBayArea.com. “For him reaching out, it meant a lot to me, and I’m super excited to get to work, get to meet him and to learn as much as I possibly can from him.”

The 49ers drafted Lance as their franchise quarterback but remain committed to Garoppolo as their starting quarterback for now.

“Jimmy’s situation is, if he isn’t here on Sunday, I would be disappointed because Jimmy is the quarterback who has played one year and taken us to a Super Bowl and played at a very high level,” Shanahan said Thursday night. “He’s had some unfortunate injuries, but I believe in Jimmy as a person and he’s shown what he can do on tape.”

9 responses to “Jimmy Garoppolo reaches out to Trey Lance

  1. I’ve noticed in interviews that Trey Lance uses the word “super” even more than the average person is using it these days, which is a lot. Super excited, super thankful, super curious, etc. SF surely hopes his play is super. It would be super great to make the Super Bowl.

  2. But wait, I thought there was all this drama about having to ship Jimmy G out of town? You don’t mean to say that was all media hype, do you?

    Or maybe it was like the 49ers brass has been saying all along: let the rookie sit and learn a difficult playbook while the veteran that helped get them to the super bowl plays and helps develop him ala Alex Smith and Patrick Mahommes.

    Why is that so unimaginable? Seems like the blueprint for it already exists.

  3. Say what you will about Jimmy G but he’s always been a class act.

  4. The hate for Jimmy is ridiculous. During this whole process, all he has done is take the high road and has been a good dude. No trade demands, no acting like a diva, no getting on social media and leaking his frustrations, all he’s done is been a pros pro. Is he the best QB? No. Does he get injured? Yes. But having a dude who everyone in the locker room likes and someone who is known for just being a positive dude goes a long way, and shows his class.

  5. Jimmy has lived in Trey Lance’s shoes while in New England as Brady’s back up & pretty much KNOWS exactly what the kid must be going through, & Jimmy also now knows what Brady must have felt to an extent at least) when the Patriots drafted him…… interesting & ironic circle of life in the world of QB’s….Be interesting to see how it plays out over the next year or so if Jimmy can avoid the injury bug for a while & plays like we know he can play….. do they trade him, keep him & let Trey learn, does Trey end up being hot trash????
    Lots to unfold for sure…..

  6. True pro i expect nothing less from JimmiG.. He’s been a total pro through this whole process.

  7. Joimmy G will at some point take a paycut to remain on the team.
    The 49ers are not paying that salary.

  8. Jimmy G is the Niners starting QB for 2021. IF he plays well and gets them deep into the playoffs or another Super Bowl, he may start in 2022. That’s when decision time will hit.

    THe Niners are in a great place. Their team looks as good or better than it did when they went to the Superbowl in 2020.

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