Kyle Shanahan has no plans to start Trey Lance

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Jimmy Garoppolo injured his lower leg on a roughing the passer penalty Sunday. He said “it’ll be fine,” which apparently means he will keep his starting job despite his struggles.

Garoppolo went 28-of-40 for 326 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in an embarrassing 31-17 loss to the Cardinals, who were missing Kyler Murray, A.J. Brown and DeAndre Hopkins. Garoppolo was sacked five times.

“I thought Jimmy was all right,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said, via David Bonilla of “I thought that pick at the end, those last couple of plays were some bad plays right there, on that last drive when the game was out of hand. But Jimmy was all right.”

Shanahan said he never considered putting in first-round draft choice Trey Lance and has no plans to make a change at quarterback next week.

“Probably not,” Shanahan said, “but definitely not thinking about those things right now. I’m thinking about this game and the rest of our team.”

Lance did not play a down Sunday. He has played four games with one start, with 65 of his 111 snaps this season coming in his only start when Garoppolo was out with an injury.

19 responses to “Kyle Shanahan has no plans to start Trey Lance

  1. The question should be, do the 49ers plan to start Kyle Shanahan next week? He’s terrible.

  2. Niners going nowhere. Their constant flirtation with any potentially available player bred mistrust in the organization by the players on the team. that has now come home to roost as the players no longer buy into Shanahan’s personal leadership.

  3. It’s not just Kyle. it’s Lynch as well. The players they have selected in the Draft since taking over have been terrible. A lot more Solomon Thomas than Fred Warner.

  4. AZ is 29th is opponents yards per carry.
    Trent Williams is a generational run blocker who the 49ers made the highest paid OL ever.

    40 pass attempts, 11 rushing attempts.

    Make it make sense…

  5. Kittle and Aiyuk both lost fumbles in the 1st quarter. Seems like those were the much bigger issue with the team’s struggles today.

  6. Kyle Shanahan is now 32 – 39 for a .450 winning percentage !

    Clearly Hall of Fame Head Coaching !!

  7. He should have said that first thing at camp.
    It seems to me that Kyle Shanahan has lost the locker room with the Trey Lance move.

  8. Kyle Shanahan isn’t nearly as good as advertised. His team is good … he’s the problem.

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