Podcast: 49ers Playoff Expectations With John Chapman →
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


Making sense of John Lynch’s and Kyle Shanahan’s comments about 49ers

Rohan Chakravarthi
Apr 1, 2022 at 2:15 PM--


The 49ers' brass spoke to media members earlier this week at the NFL's annual league meeting, with general manager John Lynch, head coach Kyle Shanahan, and owner Jed York all in attendance.

Lynch was the first to speak, making it clear that Garoppolo's surgery slowed trade talks, although the general manager included that having the veteran quarterback on the roster did not derail the team's offseason plans, despite sharing that keeping Garoppolo would "curtail their aggressiveness" prior to the beginning of free agency.

Following Kyle Shanahan's words, there was certainly clarity regarding the quarterback situation, as well as the questions surrounding the offensive line currently.



On Monday, Lynch stated that the 49ers wouldn't look to cut Garoppolo, arguing that he's too good of a quarterback to be let go for nothing in return.

However, if that were the case, San Francisco would've been more hesitant to fill their backup quarterback spot, but they paid Nate Sudfeld, who's coincidentally working out with Trey Lance currently, $2 million in guaranteed money, which indicates their plans for him in 2022.

Additionally, San Francisco could use the money freed up by Garoppolo to sign their draft class, while carrying over money to spend in 2023 when the cap is expected to implode, potentially even upwards of $250 million.

On Tuesday, Shanahan was much more upfront about the situation, sharing his relationship with Trey Lance, the plan with newly-hired quarterbacks coach Brian Griese, and explicitly stating the implications that Garoppolo's surgery had on their presumed plans.

Moreover, Shanahan expressed optimism around the offensive line, sharing that Aaron Banks was ready to start midseason, but the 49ers went on a run with their current group to end the season, taking away from that opportunity. The fifth-year head coach also hinted at rookie Jaylon Moore potentially slotting in to compete at right guard, despite having primarily played tackle for the majority of his career.
The opinions within this article are those of the writer and, while just as important, are not necessarily those of the site as a whole.



1 Comment

  • Cheezy
    Its politics. Anything said in public is very calculated. They dont want teams to box them in a corner to release JG so they have to proceed as if they will keep him. There, I just made sense of their comments past present and future
    Apr 1, 2022 at 6:02 PM
    1

LISTEN

Facebook Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News



John Lynch on what Arik Armstead's return means to the 49ers defense

By David Bonilla
Dec 1

The San Francisco 49ers defense might get a significant boost on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. Following Thursday's practice, defensive lineman Arik Armstead told reporters that he plans to play this weekend, his first on-field action since October 3 against the Los Angeles Rams. #49ers DT Arik Armstead (ankle, foot) said he will play Sunday vs #Dolphins. Armstead has been sidelined since Week 4 win vs. Rams on Oct. 3.—



John Lynch: 49ers won't place Jimmy Garoppolo on injured reserve

By David Bonilla
9 hrs

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo won't be headed to injured reserve. General manager John Lynch confirmed that this morning. "What I can tell you, as of right now, we're not going to move Jimmy to IR," Lynch told KNBR's Paul McCaffrey and Markus Boucher. "I think we're just going to carry him on our roster, and we're going to kind of see how this rehab process goes. There's a natural healing process that has to take place." Garoppolo suffered what was initially thought to be a season-ending broken foot on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. The 49ers assumed he would need to undergo surgery with an estimated six-month recovery time. On Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter broke the news that doctors had updated the prognosis. Garoppolo would



How John Lynch, 49ers were convinced to draft Brock Purdy

By David Bonilla
8 hrs

Everyone was pleased with how rookie quarterback Brock Purdy stepped in against the Miami Dolphins this past weekend and led the San Francisco 49ers to a 33-17 win—helped, of course, by a dominant defense. Still, Purdy didn't look or play like he was seeing the first extended action of his NFL career. Instead, the 22-year-old quarterback was calm and collected, barking commands toward his teammates and acting like a seasoned veteran. "Brock stepped in, and really, when you're a rookie quarterback, you're going to see pressure," general manager John Lynch told KNBR's Paul McCaffrey and Markus Boucher on Friday morning, "and you're going to be under pressure, and he stood in the face of that and delivered for us. And we're hopeful that can continue." Purdy



49ers Notebook: Nick Bosa sends Kyle Shanahan a curse-filled message; Deebo responds to Raheem Mostert; Shanahan on Trey Lance, QBs; Players praise Brock Purdy

By Kirk Larrabee
Dec 4

There was no shortage of topics to talk about from a 49ers perspective after Sunday's 33-17 win over the Miami Dolphins, and we're going to dive right into them in this edition of 49ers Notebook. While much of Sunday's postgame discussion dealt with the season-ending foot injury to quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and the performance of Garoppolo's replacement, Brock Purdy, there were a number of other interesting and entertaining moments we're going to get into here, including some pointed (but friendly) words defensive end Nick Bosa had for head coach Kyle Shanahan and a bit of smack talk from wide receiver Deebo Samuel to former 49ers running back Raheem Mostert. Let's get it started... Thank S***-talking Kyle Shanahan for Nick Bosa's


Featured

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone