Kyle Shanahan would be “very surprised” if Jimmy Garoppolo is available to play this week

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Though quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is steadily recovering from his broken foot, the 49ers he’s not going to replace Brock Purdy as San Francisco’s starting quarterback in what little remains of the 2022 postseason.

But it’s still possible that Garoppolo could be an option to back up Purdy if the 49ers were to make it to Super Bowl LVII.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan said something similar last week. But he reiterated the point on Monday, saying that Garoppolo was unlikely to be available for the NFC Championship Game against the Eagles. The quarterback did get back on the field for some light week late last week.

“X-ray tomorrow to see how things are going,” Shanahan said, via Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group. “I’d be very surprised if he was out there this week.”

Garoppolo has been out since suffering the foot injury against the Dolphins in Week 13. He completed 67.2 percent of his passes for 2,437 yards with 16 touchdowns and four interceptions.

Purdy has put up really solid numbers, going 5-0 as a starter in 2022. He completed 67.1 percent of his passes for 1,374 yards with 13 touchdowns and four INTs in his nine games with five starts.

21 responses to “Kyle Shanahan would be “very surprised” if Jimmy Garoppolo is available to play this week

  1. Appreciate everything Jimmy has done for this team. Hope he’s available to backup Brock in the SB

  2. Even if he could play I would’nt take Purdy out for him, I would keep Jimmy on the bench in case something goes wrong with Purdy.

  3. Brock Purdy is the future. Great to have Jimmy G back him up. Trey Lance needs to learn from Purdy when it comes to composure and not over thinking the game

  4. I like Jimmy G. I really do. But Purdy is the starter from here on. This is almost Brady/Bledsoe all over again. And it could very well end with Purdy leading SF to a title.

  5. Let the world know his healthy for that trade bait, smart man. 49ers with Brock Purdy’s contract could be dangerous

  6. The defense, Robbie Gould, and Dak Prescott won that game for the 49ers. Good luck to Jimmy. I hope he goes somewhere where he is appreciated. Let’s see how Purdy does against the Eagles and Jalen Hurts.

  7. The Eagles are going to blow up the 49ers on Sunday, so he won’t need to worry about it.

  8. aaaahh says:
    January 23, 2023 at 3:33 pm
    Appreciate everything Jimmy has done for this team. Hope he’s available to backup Brock in the SB


    Still need to win the NFCCG on the road against a tough Philly team before you start worrying about backup QBs for the SB. I’m looking forward to seeing these teams face off next Sunday.

  9. I’m even less surprised once I read that one of Shanahan’s assistants is Jeff Gillooly.

  10. I thought Purdy showed his rookieness against Dallas. The playoffs are much different than regular season and teams are usually better on defense and better coached and schemed. I thought Dallas had a pretty good plan against a rookie Qb and I expect the Eagles to be even better!

  11. It would be great to have Jimmy back. They still need to win two games, and anything can happen. If Purdy were to go down, Jimmy could step right in and run the offense. This offense is so well designed and orchestrated; they don’t need a HOF QB to execute it well.

  12. Purdy got away with a few potential interceptions.
    Better not do that against the eagles

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