Podcast: 49ers Playoff Expectations With John Chapman →
Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports


Kyle Shanahan still expects 49ers to trade Jimmy Garoppolo but it’s ‘not a guarantee’

May 24, 2022 at 3:00 PM--


San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke with reporters for the first time since the draft. He stepped up to the podium after Tuesday's practice, the second of organized team activities. Of course, there was no shortage of reporters trying to pry quarterback information from the head coach, who did his best to limit his responses to such questions.

That's likely because Shanahan knows how big of an offseason storyline the quarterback situation has become. Most expect second-year quarterback Trey Lance to be the starter, replacing veteran Jimmy Garoppolo.

The 49ers hoped to trade Garoppolo by now, but the quarterback undergoing shoulder surgery on March 8 halted any trade talks. Shanahan has suggested that the 49ers would be willing to hold onto Garoppolo if they cannot trade him. Obviously, that is not Plan A.

"Nothing's changed since his surgery," Shanahan told reporters. "You know where we were at before that, and then he got surgery, so everything went on hold. I expect him, at some time, most likely, to be traded, but who knows? That's not a guarantee, and it's been on hold [since] that happened."

Shanahan and the 49ers expect Garoppolo to be medically cleared to throw again at the end of next month or early July. That's when trade discussions might heat up again, assuming the few remaining quarterback-needy teams haven't made moves by then to solidify their quarterback positions.

"When he's healthy, we'll see what happens," Shanahan added.

Garoppolo has been focused on his recovery from shoulder surgery and isn't with the team in Santa Clara. Tight end George Kittle revealed that he hasn't spoken to his quarterback of the past four-and-a-half seasons since the team cleaned out their lockers after the 2021 season.

"It's just Jimmy G," Kittle said. "He does his own thing in the offseason."

Kittle jokingly added: "He got me an iPhone, and then never called me back on it."

Related News





LISTEN

Facebook Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News



49ers' Kyle Shanahan not optimistic about Jimmy Garoppolo's "way outside chance" to return for playoffs

By David Bonilla
Dec 7

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke with reporters before Wednesday's practice. Obviously, the quarterback position was a hot topic of discussion. Jimmy 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 an update on the prognosis. Garoppolo would not require season-ending surgery, and the quarterback might be able to return in seven to eight weeks. That timeline puts a potential return at some point during the



Shanahan: 49ers' move from Garoppolo to Purdy not as drastic as Lance-to-Garoppolo transition

By David Bonilla
Dec 7

Quarterback Brock Purdy is preparing for his first NFL start. The rookie entered Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins on the San Francisco 49ers' second offensive drive, after Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a broken foot. The Niners went on to win 33-17. Garoppolo's recovery is expected to take about seven to eight weeks. Head coach Kyle Shanahan admitted on Wednesday that he isn't optimistic about the veteran quarterback's chances of returning deep in the playoffs but isn't closing the door on the possibility. For now, Shanahan and Co. are focused on this weekend's opponent, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and adapting things for the young inexperienced



Jimmy Garoppolo Can Still Save the 49ers

By JD Salazar
Dec 6

Breaking news - Jimmy Garoppolo might not be done just yet. Sources: Doctors concluded today that 49ers' QB Jimmy Garoppolo does not need foot surgery, it is not a Lisfranc injury, and if rehab goes smoothly, he could have a chance to return in 7-8 weeks, making him a potential playoff contributor. pic.twitter.com/beYu1Pa9KU— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 6,



Kyle Shanahan to 49ers: "We've still got everything in front of us"

By David Bonilla
Dec 4

No one inside the San Francisco 49ers is throwing in the towel on the season after watching a second quarterback suffer a season-ending injury. First, it was Trey Lance in Week 2 with an ankle injury. Head coach Kyle Shanahan reiterated after the game that Lance would not be back this season or for the playoffs. On Sunday, Jimmy Garoppolo was lost for the season after suffering a broken foot. Led by its stingy defense and rookie quarterback Brock Purdy on offense, San Francisco managed to emerge with an impressive win over the Miami Dolphins. However, they know nothing will be easy moving forward. In the locker room after the game,


Featured

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone