There will only be one master on board at the San Francisco 49ers and that is quarterback Trey Lance.
The head coach Kyle Shanahan made that very clear Tuesday at a press conference.
“It's Trey's team,” he said. It's not against Jimmy [Garoppolo]. We made this decision a year ago and we are staying the course. We're not going to procrastinate any longer.”
Lance was drafted the third overall pick in the 2021 NFL Amateur Auction. In his first campaign, he was mainly Garoppolo's second-in-command. In six games, including two as a starter, the North Dakota State product completed 57.7% of the passes he attempted for 603 yards and five touchdowns. He also amassed 168 yards and a major with his legs.
As for “Jimmy G,” Shanahan indicated he will no longer practice with the team. He also confirmed that his organization had allowed the athlete's representatives to negotiate with the other teams of the NFL to facilitate a transaction.
The 30-year-old veteran has a valid agreement for one more season and must get their hands on $ 26.95 million in 2022.
“It is a business decision, which means that there is no discomfort”, asserted the head coach about the situation surrounding Garoppolo.