San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan hasn’t modified his thoughts on his beginning quarterback, a minimum of for now.
Shanahan mentioned on ESPN throughout Thursday evening’s NFL Draft protection that No. 3 decide Trey Lance was not prone to overtake Jimmy Garoppolo because the Niners’ starter this yr, regardless of Lance’s standing as a decide with enormous funding. Shanahan mentioned, by way of Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk:
“It’s going to be very onerous for a rookie to come back in and beat Jimmy Garoppolo out. He’s an excellent participant. That’s why I just like the state of affairs that we’re in. Now, we’ll see the place Trey’s at. We’ll see how he does at OTAs. I like that we’re getting these. I like that he’s going to be right here tomorrow. However Jimmy’s our quarterback proper now.”
There are a number of qualifiers right here, and Shanahan is leaving the door open to vary his thoughts. The coach has been sending all types of combined indicators about Garoppolo these days, and it’s truthful to surprise if his phrases are value believing on the topic.
For no matter it’s value, Garoppolo is doing all the correct issues for Lance after the decide. It appears he’s nonetheless the starter for now, however that may change rapidly.