Jimmy Garoppolo questionable, Kyle Shanahan knows who’s starting

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The 49ers say they know their plan for quarterback in Sunday’s game against the Rams, but they’ll let the rest of us keep guessing until Sunday.

Jimmy Garoppolo is listed as questionable to play due to the right thumb injury that kept him out of last Sunday’s win over the Texans. He’s been limited in practice all week, but head coach Kyle Shanahan isn’t saying what that means for the chances of rookie Trey Lance getting the start again this weekend.

“I know what we are doing, I just don’t want to tell you right now,” Shanahan said, via Jennifer Lee Chan of NBCSportsBayArea.com.

Defensive tackle Maurice Hurst (calf), linebacker Dre Greenlaw (groin), linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair (knee), left tackle Trent Williams (elbow), safety Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder), and linebacker Marcell Harris (Achilles) are also listed as questionable.

17 responses to “Jimmy Garoppolo questionable, Kyle Shanahan knows who’s starting

  1. Deebo and Kittle said Jimmy G. was throwing it like normal yesterday; he’s going to start.

  2. I honestly think that SF has not had a real plan at QB since they did the trade to move up long before the draft had even begun. They seemed to not know WHOM they were actually moving up to get, how ready to play they would be, how long would Garoppollo continue to start. Or would a very highly credentialed QB from the East come home for a storybook ending where he grew up? They traded 3 firsts, turned down the winningest player in league history and then drafted a project who’s far from can’t miss. This has been mismanagement lasagna there are so many layers to it, so much variety in the Lack of forethought. They traded an armada and guys they passed look very good and cost no more assets. This will be a Hindenburg ending to a reign that began promisingly, then quickly dissolved before our eyes.

  3. Kyle thinks he’s so clever with his “little secrets.” Poppa Shanny must be so proud!

  4. At this point it probably doesn’t matter. Whomever starts has to win or it’s probably go home time. You can thank the NFL’s tie breaking rules. It provides that San Francisco, who even though they beat PHI would be kept out, while PHI gets in, because head to head no longer counts if three teams (SFO, NO, PHI) all end up at 9-8. Go figure.

  5. There’s zero doubt Garoppolo is starting. And that’s just what the Rams want!

  6. They traded 3 firsts

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    Wrong, they EXCHANGED their 2021 1st (12th pick overall) for a higher/better (3rd pick overall). A huge net gain.

    They GAVE UP 2 future 1st rounders, which will ultimately be somewhere in the lower 3rd of the 1st round. Plus a third rounder

    They gave up plenty, but let’s give the kid a chance before writing him off. Draft picks are always a crap shoot. Most 49r fans will tell you they are happy with Lance so far. He’s definitely raw, but with tons of talent.

    And for those crowning Mac Jones as the next Brady, pump the brakes. He’s done ok in BB’s system so far, but also thrown in a few clunkers. I’d rather have Lance as my future franchise QB, given the two years he’ll have to ease into the role. Much higher upside.

  7. you sound pretty worried
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    ehsguy72 says:
    January 7, 2022 at 8:08 pm
    They traded 3 firsts

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    Wrong, they EXCHANGED their 2021 1st (12th pick overall) for a higher/better (3rd pick overall). A huge net gain.

    They GAVE UP 2 future 1st rounders, which will ultimately be somewhere in the lower 3rd of the 1st round. Plus a third rounder

    They gave up plenty, but let’s give the kid a chance before writing him off. Draft picks are always a crap shoot. Most 49r fans will tell you they are happy with Lance so far. He’s definitely raw, but with tons of talent.

    And for those crowning Mac Jones as the next Brady, pump the brakes. He’s done ok in BB’s system so far, but also thrown in a few clunkers. I’d rather have Lance as my future franchise QB, given the two years he’ll have to ease into the role. Much higher upside.

  8. The way Lance played, why put jimmy in he aint as good. Ya I think they have a future QB on deck. Looked good last week

  9. Lance guys are ignoring the wobble problem as if its normal. Watch any other starting qb this weekend including garrapolo and compare

  10. This guy is a joke. Oh, gee guess who will play QB for us. Does he really think the other team gives two patutes who is the QB. Wow how will the Rams prepare for this? Easy they will do their walk arounds, stretch a lot and not think much at all about the other team till the game starts.

  11. Let’s dissect Lance like we do jimmy. He had 2 picks in the game, one was dropped and fell into number 11s hands for a completion. Every pass short and long had a BAD wobble! He didn’t complete a pass any longer than jimmy has all season.

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