Another sign pointing to Jimmy Garoppolo starting at QB for 49ers

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San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is still not officially naming a starting quarterback for this Sunday’s season opener against the Detroit Lions.

However, all the unofficial signs continue to point brightly in the direction of Jimmy Garoppolo.

Via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, Garoppolo is set to speak with reporters on Wednesday after Shanahan, which is the time slot reserved for the week’s starting quarterback. Trey Lance isn’t scheduled to speak this week.

Shanahan joked last week that he didn’t need to announce anything.

I don’t need to announce the quarterback, I don’t think I need to announce the starting punt returner, either, but I bet you guys can figure it out,” Shanahan said.

If there truly was a decision to be made between Garoppolo and Lance for the starting job at the end of training camp, that decision was almost certainly shelved when Lance sustained a “chip” in his finger that has kept him from throwing for the last week. However, the 49ers have said nothing to indicate anyone other than Garoppolo would be their starter for the beginning of the regular season.

Shanahan may be sitting on an announcement of the starter a little bit longer. But an announcement sure doesn’t seem necessary to know who will be under center in Detroit.

6 responses to “Another sign pointing to Jimmy Garoppolo starting at QB for 49ers

  1. Garoppolo got them to the Super Bowl the one year he stayed healthy. The 49ers should still be very good regardless of the QB. I’d hold out Lance until either you know he’s ready, or until Garoppolo likely gets injured and Lance has a bit more time to watch the speed of the NFL up close.

  2. It’s not rocket science it’s football. Real simple here

    Garrapolo starts, Lance comes in and runs offensive script(down and distance-offensive wrinkle) When Lance is ready week3 at best hope or week 10 at latest. Lance comes in and runs offense and never leaves field.

    Game over and discussion over if not he’s a bust. Shanny/Lynch get fired for not drafting Jones like I told all my fellow 9ER faithful

    -9ERS 4LIFE

    I’m out

  3. Of course he will start, he’s the better of the two quarterbacks… Right now

    Trey Area will be a real thing; coming soon to stadiums near you.

  4. Well considering they dont have a punt returner on their team it’s easy to not name a starter.

  5. During the Chargers/49ers joint practice, the QBs had a contest in which they tried to put the ball through a big net. To be nice, let’s just say that Lance was off by a bit. Ouch. Three picks!?

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