Jimmy Garoppolo will be an excused absence from 49ers’ mandatory minicamp

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Jimmy Garoppolo will not attend the 49ers’ upcoming mandatory minicamp. But it’s not mandatory for him.

Garoppolo has been given an excused absence from the minicamp, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

That makes a lot of sense: Garoppolo is still rehabbing from shoulder surgery, and it’s not clear whether he’d be able to contribute anything to the minicamp anyway. And the 49ers are ready to move on to Trey Lance as their starting quarterback, so having Garoppolo on site would likely serve as little more than a distraction.

The biggest remaining question is whether the 49ers will be able to find a trade partner, or whether they’ll ultimately release Garoppolo.

Garoppolo is due a $24.2 million base salary this year, and his $26.95 million salary cap hit is the highest on the 49ers for 2022. But the salary is not guaranteed, and if the 49ers cut or trade him, they’ll save $25.55 million in cap space. So it’s extraordinarily unlikely he’ll still be on the roster when the season starts. And given that he’s excused from mandatory offseason work, he may never return to the 49ers’ facility at all.

6 responses to “Jimmy Garoppolo will be an excused absence from 49ers’ mandatory minicamp

  1. Pretty wild how badly the Niners have screwed this up. Jimmy G took them to multiple Conference Championships and nearly won a Super Bowl. San Fran won’t win more than 6 games this year with his replacement, and some team is going to get a top 12 starter for cheap.

  2. cardsgreat says:
    June 6, 2022 at 12:43 pm
    Pretty wild how badly the Niners have screwed this up. Jimmy G took them to multiple Conference Championships and nearly won a Super Bowl. San Fran won’t win more than 6 games this year with his replacement, and some team is going to get a top 12 starter for cheap.

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    Agree a thousand percent. Even if Lance had just fallen to them it would be bad, but to trade multiple first-rounders to move up to get him was insane. I haven’t been this down on the Niners since they replaced Jim Harbaugh with Jim Tomsula.

  3. I am assuming the Lance showed things in practice last year that we did not see in real games.

  4. Obviously Lance has a lot going for him but the 49ers will need to expect a 6-11 record in Lance’s first full season as a starter if that’s what happens in the upcoming season. Lance would have Aaron Donald hammering him twice in the season.

  5. Logical. Why would he attend? I can smell the stink from coming from Clara from southern California.

  6. The Niners will likely have a poor season – DUE TO THE O-LINE.
    And, it will be blamed on Lance.

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