Sport: 49ers HC Kyle Shanahan: 'We have moved on' from Jimmy Garoppolo to Trey Lance

Shanahan clears up 49ers QB situation: 'This is Trey's team'

  Shanahan clears up 49ers QB situation: 'This is Trey's team' SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo reported to training camp for the San Francisco 49ers after spending the offseason away rehabilitating his injured shoulder. But the message from coach Kyle Shanahan about Garoppolo's future and the future of the 49ers was clear: “This is Trey's team." Shanahan started camp Tuesday by removing any pretense of a quarterback competition in San Francisco by unequivocally stating what had seemed obvious all offseason, that Trey Lance will take over as starter a year after being drafted third overall.“That’s nothing against Jimmy,” Shanahan said.

There is no longer any doubt about who will enter preseason as the starting quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance (5) and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) warm up. © Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance (5) and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) warm up.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, 49ers general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan met with veteran signal-caller Jimmy Garoppolo at some point on Tuesday morning. Following that discussion, Shanahan confirmed to reporters that the franchise has "moved on" to 2021 rookie Trey Lance as its new QB1.

The move is anything but surprising. Reports surfaced last week that the 49ers permitted Garoppolo's agents to seek a trade after the 30-year-old spent all spring and the opening month of summer away from the club as he recovered from March shoulder surgery. Lance ran workouts during organized team activities and mandatory minicamp in Garoppolo's absence.

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Shanahan then admitted during a recent appearance on "The TK Show" with The Athletic's Tim Kawakami that it would "surprise" him if Garoppolo practiced with the 49ers during training camp.

Trading Garoppolo may be easier said than done for the Niners, though. Some around the NFL believe the club will have to play Jimmy G. during at least one preseason game so he can prove he's fully recovered from the shoulder setback. The situation could, of course, change if a team loses its quarterback to an injury during training camp or the preseason.

As things stand today, Garoppolo is owed a non-guaranteed salary of $24.2 million and set to count $26.95 million against the salary cap for 2022.

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Report: Garoppolo Could Be Cleared 'Around Mid-August'

  Report: Garoppolo Could Be Cleared 'Around Mid-August' The 49ers are reportedly thrilled with where the quarterback is physically in his recovery process. View the original article to see embedded media. As Jimmy Garoppolo continues to progress following his offseason surgery on his right shoulder, there is an expectation that the quarterback could be fully cleared to play by the middle of August, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Garoppolo underwent surgery in March and was initially slated to begin throwing again around July 4.

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