Kyle Shanahan does not decide to Jimmy Garoppolo as 49ers’ beginning QB for Week 8 at Bears


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Jimmy Garoppolo wasn’t the one motive the 49ers misplaced their fourth straight sport on Sunday night time, however his three turnovers — together with two late interceptions — helped seal the deal. Now, he may be out because the staff’s beginning quarterback. Requested after San Francisco’s 30-18 loss to the Colts if Garoppolo will stay underneath heart for Week 8 in opposition to the Bears, coach Kyle Shanahan was noncommittal.

“Nicely, that … I’d guess so,” he mentioned. “You already know, I am gonna watch this tape and see if guys are wholesome, to start with, and know the place our guys are at. It was good for Jimmy to get wholesome sufficient to play on this sport tonight.”

Pressed to make clear the 49ers’ strategy at QB this coming week, Shanahan indicated a swap again to rookie Trey Lance is unquestionably within the playing cards, as long as Lance — who missed Sunday’s sport with a knee harm — is wholesome.

“I received an entire staff to fret about, I am not simply serious about the quarterback state of affairs proper now,” Shanahan advised reporters. “I am gonna consider every little thing, see the place our staff’s at, see who provides us the most effective likelihood to beat Chicago and see what our choices are … We had two quarterbacks who had been hurting this week. Jimmy was in a position to come again and play. We’ll see if Trey can subsequent week. Nonetheless undecided but.”

Lance, the staff’s prized addition and largest funding of the 2021 offseason, received his first NFL begin rather than Garoppolo in Week 5, when the latter was sidelined with a calf harm. Whereas he discovered success on the bottom, he struggled by way of the air in a 17-10 loss to the Cardinals, which preceded the 49ers’ bye. Garoppolo, in the meantime, has produced combined ends in his 5 begins.

Following the loss, Garoppolo indicated he isn’t totally recovered from his proper calf harm that stored him out in opposition to Arizona: “It held up, I am going to say. I positively felt it at instances. But it surely kind of is what it’s. I feel all the fellows on the market, we’re all enjoying with one thing proper now.”  



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