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The 49ers Shut The Door On Jimmy Garoppolo Coming Back

Written by Tony Ghaul

On Wednesday, San Francisco 49er Head Coach Kyle Shanahan said he doesn’t “see any scenario” in which Jimmy Garoppolo is in the 49ers 2023 plans.

With Garoppolo gone, it would leave the 49er with quarterbacks Trey Lance and Brock Purdy. “I know we have two starters on our team right now that I believe we can win with,” Shanahan said. “So when you have that situation, you’re not that eager to go looking around.”

Garoppolo arrived via trade from New England and has been plagued by numerous injuries, poor play and constant trade rumors. The 49ers drafted Trey Lance with the third-overall pick in 2021.

Garoppolo admitted he was surprised to still be with the 49ers at the start of this season after losing the starting position to Lance.

Lance suffered a season-ending injury to his right ankle in Week 2. Garoppolo took over as starter and played in 10 games, before suffering a foot injury in Week 13. Garoppolo threw for 2,437 yards and 16 touchdowns with four interceptions on the season.

Rookie Brock Purdy took over and led the 49ers to the NFC Championship game, before San Francisco lost to the Philadelphia Eagles 31-7 in a game that left him with a torn UCL that could take up to six months to heal.

Several teams are in need of a veteran QB, could be in the market for Garoppolo’s services.

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Photo courtsey of USA TODAY Sports

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