Having a franchise QB is the most important thing to have in the NFL.
That’s what the 49ers are trying to find right now. Some people thought that Trey Lance would be the guy for them when they drafted him 3rd overall in the 2021 draft but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
According to NFL reporter Matt Lombardo the 49ers have been underwhelmed with Lance and that will lead to Jimmy Garoppolo staying with the team as the starting QB.
If true, Lance better get it together fast, but it should be noted training hasn’t even started so where is he getting this information from? Social media is heavily criticizing the source and simply doesn’t believe it to be true.
Meanwhile, Jimmy G is just waiting in the wings.
General Manager of Niners John Lynch claims that Jimmy G hasn’t received a single trade offer from teams, not even a single team has reached out about making a deal for Jimmy G.
That means that Jimmy might be competing for the job next season with Trey Lance even though that wouldn’t be the ideal situation for the franchise.
If you are wondering why they haven’t gotten any offers, Lynch explains.
“That’s why we looked into trading Jimmy, because we obviously believe that Trey can be a starter and we’re ready to do that,” Shanahan said. “But if we can’t upgrade our team in another way, we’re not just going to get rid of a good quarterback because we have other quarterbacks on the roster. Quarterbacks are really hard to come by. Some teams don’t have any at all, and the fact that we have three that we’re happy with, that is a good thing.
“We brought Trey here to be that eventually, and I think that will be sooner than later, but when Jimmy gets his surgery and we can’t upgrade our team by getting some good picks until people feel good about that [surgery], I’m all right with that. We’re not just getting rid of him to get rid of him. Jimmy is a good player that we all really like as a person and as a teammate, and we’re going to wait to see whatever helps the Niners the most.”
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