SJ - April 18, 2022
All indications since Jimmy Garoppolo's last pass of the season in the NFC Championship Game is that Trey Lance would be taking over as the 49ers starting quarterback in 2022. That appears to still be the case despite San Francisco's inability to trade Jimmy Garoppolo.
According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, Lance has received "informal indications" from the 49ers that he'll be the starter in 2022, even if Jimmy G is still on the roster. Which he very well could be although the Panthers are said to have been doing their homework on him lately.
From Bleacher Report:
"The market hasn't been overly hot right now, largely because of Garoppolo's shoulder surgery. Teams don't know when he'll be able to throw; it might be later in the summer. And so, can he pass a physical? These are questions that teams are sort of asking right now. We mentioned the Panthers earlier in relation to [Baker Mayfield]; they've done their homework on Garoppolo too. They've looked at all options, and Garoppolo is one. So that's something to watch for down the road. Right now, San Francisco is prepared to hold on to that $26 million salary, at least as a placeholder for now. They believe they can do all of their business with draft picks and free agents until they sort all of this out.
"Meanwhile, Trey Lance has been working out in the Bay Area. I'm told that he's got indications, at least informal indications from the team, that he'll be the guy next year. He's set to be that. Now, whether that means that they would still keep Garoppolo and that could change the dynamic, possibly. But right now, Lance is going to be the starter."
There's been a lot of hype surrounding Lance. If they end up trading Jimmy G, who has taken the 49ers to a Super Bowl and an NFC Championship Game, there's going to be a ton of pressure on Lance to deliver.
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