What is 49ers’ QB strategy with Garoppolo, Lance in ‘21? Silver weighs in

May 3, 2021 at 12:03 PM--


What is the San Francisco 49ers' QB strategy with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance in '21?
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