The Shanaplan: How does QB 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo handle the QB competition with Trey Lance?
The media had their first opportunity to watch the 49ers for the first time since November 2020. After practice was over, Kyle Shanahan spoke up, as did a few prominent members of the team who had not spoken to the media about the Niners for months.
George Kittle, Fred Warner and Jimmy Garoppolo all shared what they saw in practice, how their offseason went and everything in between.
As you can imagine, Jimmy was bombarded with questions about business rumors, rehab, and his relationship with Trey Lance. Jimmy’s media sessions often sound like “the Patriot way”. By that I mean he says a lot without saying anything at all. In Garoppolo’s defense, many of the questions were the same but worded differently.
There is this rush to understand the dynamic between the two quarters. Jimmy said they hung out a few times. It’s been a month. This is to be expected.
Asked about his first impressions of Trey or the state of their relationship, Jimmy replied, “Trey is really cool” and “Trey has been cool.” Garoppolo doesn’t want to force their relationship:
“We have had a great relationship so far. All QBs, we have a large QB room right now. It’s a great bunch of guys, it’s fun to be there. It’s kind of one of those things, I don’t want to do anything extraordinary, do something that’s not me. So, I’m just trying to treat him like I normally would with anyone else. I just mind my own business, be myself and drop the cards as they can, or the chips fall as they can. “
Jimmy was saying all the right things. Nothing he said was insincere. You can tell Garoppolo just wants to play soccer.
In today’s episode, Akash and I talk about Jimmy’s comments:
Other topics covered:
- How the 49ers came out on top of the Weston Richburg deal
- If the Niners can count on Dee Ford
- Nick Bosa’s status
- Shanahan doesn’t rule out Julio Jones
- Why Fred Warner deserves so much more than Darius Leonard
- And much more!
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