San Francisco 49ers fans are having a tough time processing what John Lynch just said about Jimmy Garoppolo.
The Niners were previously expected to trade Garoppolo this offseason. They'd like to move forward with last year's third-overall pick, Trey Lance. However, no deal has been struck.
It now appears that Lynch and the 49ers are accepting the fact Garoppolo may still be on the roster this upcoming season.
"I think we're fortunate that we have 3 quarterbacks we believe in Trey, Jimmy & Nate," Lynch said on Monday, via
John Lynch says the 49ers have prepared for a scenario in which Jimmy Garoppolo is part of the team. "I think we're fortunate that we have 3 quarterbacks we believe in Trey, Jimmy & Nate. And, you know, some people are looking for one. So I think that's a position of strength."
— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) March 28, 2022
">Matt Barrows of The Athletic. "And, you know, some people are looking for one. So I think that's a position of strength."
Breathe, 49ers fans. It's going to be a long offseason.
As noted by another 49ers insider, however, the team doesn't have much incentive to try and move Jimmy Garoppolo right now.
"Either way, the 49ers might as well wait for an inflection point, because they currently… 1) Don’t stand to gain anything from letting Jimmy Garoppolo go 2) Don’t stand to lose anything from keeping Jimmy Garoppolo for the timing being," David Lombardi tweeted. "It’s March!"
Take a look at what the rest of the NFL world is saying about Monday's Jimmy Garoppolo news:
Is this a bluff by John Lynch? Or are the 49ers unsure about Trey Lance's abilities?
Whatever the case may be, it's going to be a headache-inducing offseason in the Bay Area.