Kyle Shanahan: Jimmy Garoppolo’s just trying to get his body ready for his next situation

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The Jimmy Garoppolo conundrum with San Francisco seems like it could be a lot more awkward than it currently is.

Garoppolo has been cleared to practice, but he’s not doing so while the 49ers await a suitable trade offer — one that may or may not come before the start of the regular season. Instead, Garoppolo has been dutifully working on the side as the team moves on with last year’s No. 3 overall pick Trey Lance as QB1.

On Friday, head coach Kyle Shanahan said there’s no real awkwardness that comes up, despite Garoppolo being around for fans to see during open practices.

“We have a real good relationship with Jimmy,” Shanahan said in his press conference. “There’s no secret here of what the situation is. I think he fully understands the situation. We fully understand the situation. So, we make the best of it. Jimmy’s out there. He’s feeling better and better each day. I still see him. We have a real good relationship with Jimmy. He’s done some real good things here. So fans getting pumped with him and our players still loving seeing him, that doesn’t surprise me at all.”

Shanahan also noted that Garoppolo and the team have mutually agreed it’s best to have Garoppolo working out on the side in this arrangement.

“We made it the best for both,” Shanahan said. “I mean, if Jimmy wanted to be in every single meeting and wanted to do everything, for sure we would let him. I would guess that isn’t what he would want, totally. And when we asked him, that was accurate — he didn’t totally want that. So he’s just trying to get his body ready for hopefully the next situation he goes into.”

Barring a significant QB injury, it’s currently unclear what team would deal for Garoppolo. There has not been much — if any — reported interest throughout the offseason. There’s obviously time for things to change before rosters go down to 53 at the end of the month. But for now, the holding pattern in the Bay Area remains.

31 responses to “Kyle Shanahan: Jimmy Garoppolo’s just trying to get his body ready for his next situation

  1. The 49ers are crazy. Garoppolo is a starting QB who can play 7-10 more years. Play him, don’t trade him.

  2. I like the 49ers but theirs a part of me hoping that the transition of going from Jimmy to Lance blows up in their face and they regret it

  3. If it weren’t for the Browns this would be the biggest trainwreck in football.

  4. religionisforidiots says:
    August 5, 2022 at 1:14 pm
    If it weren’t for the Browns this would be the biggest trainwreck in football.

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    Did Miami, Washington, and Arizona cease to exist?

  5. “If it weren’t for the Browns this would be the biggest trainwreck in football.”

    This train wreck of a team has made the NFL’s final four twice in the last three seasons.

  6. Holding a clipboard shouldn’t cause too much pain.
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    I would not be surprised if he injured himself doing that.

  7. harrisbarton says:
    August 5, 2022 at 1:24 pm
    “If it weren’t for the Browns this would be the biggest trainwreck in football.”

    This train wreck of a team has made the NFL’s final four twice in the last three seasons.

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    Only when Jimmy was playing. Otherwise they were garbage.

  8. WhatInSamHill says:
    August 5, 2022 at 12:58 pm
    9er’s are a mess with this..
    Just cut him and move on
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    Why cut him when you have the entire preseason to wait to see if someone gets hurt? What if Lance gets hurt? Watch football much?

  9. Christopher Allan says: Why cut him when you have the entire preseason to wait to see if someone gets hurt? What if Lance gets hurt? Watch football much?

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    Yeah, I watch quite a bit of football…
    A reputable team would have cut him loose.
    As for the “ What if” game we could play that all day…
    What if Jerry didn’t own the cowboys…
    What if the Browns weren’t the Browns…
    What if….

  10. I wonder if the 49ers are planning on sitting on him until either a team trades for him or it’s late in the off season and no one wants him – then offering him a paycut to stay.

  11. San Francisco 49er’s is starting to look like a place QB’s go to have their careers end.. Kaepernick now Garoppolo.. (Not that I care about Kaepernick).

  12. betterlookingthanbatman3 says:

    August 5, 2022 at 1:09 pm

    I like the 49ers but theirs a part of me hoping that the transition of going from Jimmy to Lance blows up in their face and they regret it

    betterlookingthanbatman3 says:

    August 5, 2022 at 1:09 pm

    I like the 49ers but theirs a part of me hoping that the transition of going from Jimmy to Lance blows up in their face and they regret it

    That means you’re a Jimmy G fan then..

    As a fellow 49er fan…i hope u follow him out the door too…

    U rather see the team fail in support of Jimmy then succeed without him and Trey…

  13. wonderboy says: I wonder if the 49ers are planning on sitting on him until either a team trades for him or it’s late in the off season and no one wants him – then offering him a paycut to stay.

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    He’d be foolish to stay…
    They spent all that capitol on Lance, now they have to live or die with him.
    No one is going to trade for him… why take that salary?
    He’ll get cut and the 9er’s will get nothing in return.
    Then he can sign a deal with a team that actually wants him.

  14. Deezerman2021 I’m actually a Ravens fan more than a 49ers fan, and the Ravens have their issues too

  15. Can we please – pretty please – move on from going round and around about Jimmy G. Please.

  16. Just amazing. Guess they forgot the defense lost them the super bowl that jimmy got them to,. Oh and making it to the nfc championship games must not count. Get ready for 5-12 .

  17. Any number of folks hereon and other sights constantly reference the championship, playoff and super bowl games Jimmy has gotten the team to. And rightfully so – because he did. But – here are the two elephants in the room that puts a damper on everything: Jimmy got the team “there” Yes – but that was it. And Jimmy is not the only QB that has managed to get his team “there” into those particular situations – others before have done the same. But the kicker to all this: only the QB’s that went into the record book as having won those “there” situations got to stick around. Jimmy got the team there – but the Niners obviously did not/do not think that is enough Therefore, there is all this drama dragging on and on.

  18. Baalke left Shanny/Lynch a train wreck and in 3 short years they’ve been able to turn it into a force to be reckoned with in January.

  19. 2borknot says:
    August 5, 2022 at 6:07 pm
    Any number of folks hereon and other sights constantly reference the championship, playoff and super bowl games Jimmy has gotten the team to. And rightfully so – because he did. But – here are the two elephants in the room that puts a damper on everything: Jimmy got the team “there” Yes – but that was it. And Jimmy is not the only QB that has managed to get his team “there” into those particular situations – others before have done the same. But the kicker to all this: only the QB’s that went into the record book as having won those “there” situations got to stick around. Jimmy got the team there – but the Niners obviously did not/do not think that is enough Therefore, there is all this drama dragging on and on.
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    Maybe…just maybe..the reason they couldn’t get over the top and win in those games was because of the coach. Shanahan was also there for every one of those losses AND the 28-3 SB debacle vs New England. Jimmy had his hand in those losses but the other common thread is Shanahan, who is the true reason they can’t and won’t get over the top.

  20. If Stafford’s elbow is FUBAR, or even very suspect, which appears to be the case, LA will snap Garapollo up so fast it’ll make our heads spin…. if he actually ever makes it to free agency. Jimmy G can play the position. On a loaded team, he could get you there.

  21. dejadoh says:
    August 5, 2022 at 12:58 pm
    The 49ers are crazy. Garoppolo is a starting QB who can play 7-10 more years. Play him, don’t trade him.

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    He can’t even play 7 to 10 games. You want him to play 7 to 10 years?

  22. Let’s see, sign with LA to be a stop-gap starter until Stafford comes back, or sign with Seattle and compete to be the starter this year and in the future??? Hmm…tough decision.

  23. The longer this goes the worse the 49ers look. Originally wanted (2) 1st rd picks for Jimmy G then lowered their asking price to (2) 2nd rd picks and now they can’t get a block of cheese for him and his $25 million dollar cap hit. Teams will wait till the 49ers cut him in a few weeks when the $25 million becomes guaranteed and sign him for far less than that

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