Last season it looked as if the San Francisco 49ers had their quarterback of the future in Jimmy Garoppolo. Fast forward to this season, and it seems as if his time with the franchise is just about up.
Garoppolo has been abysmal for the majority of this season, albeit he’s been nursing an ankle injury since Week 2. Nonetheless, he’s made some questionable throws throughout the year and doesn’t seem confident at all in his approach.
Since he’s currently on the shelf with yet another ankle injury, there have been plenty of conversations about who will replace Garoppolo in San Francisco.
Judging off 49ers general manager John Lynch’s latest comments, the team might not be ready to get rid of Garoppolo just yet.
Here’s what Lynch had to say during an appearance on KNBR:
“I think the elephant in the room, everyone wants to know about Jimmy,” Lynch said on KNBR. “We’re a better football team when he’s out there. We win a lot of games when he’s out there, we’ve struggled to win without him. People can try and pick his game apart.
Lynch did mention that Garoppolo’s struggles could be traced back to his initial ankle injury, saying “I think a lot of that, he’s been somewhat compromised with his health since he had that high ankle in the New York Jets game.”
The 49ers do have some loyalty to Garoppolo, but they also have to do what’s best for the team’s future. That’s why they recently scouted BYU quarterback Zach Wilson.
San Francisco’s front office will be very busy this upcoming offseason, as it’ll have to decide who will be its starting quarterback for the 2021 season.