The San Francisco 49ers had a rough Week one trying to battle the Bears while fighting the terrible field conditions due to the weather.
Trey Lance connected on 13-of-28 throws for 164 yards with no touchdowns and a fourth-quarter interception at Soldier Field, which had many calling for 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan to go back to Garoppolo sooner rather than later.
Former NFL coach Sean Payton thinks that will eventually happen.
“I think there are seven or eight teams that we’re gonna see, not because of injury, we’re gonna see more than one quarterback play,” Payton said on the “The Herd” earlier this week. “I think, and I believe, don’t kid yourself, that we’re gonna see Garoppolo back in that lineup.”
“So here’s the pickle if you’re [49ers general manager] John [Lynch] and if you’re Kyle,” Payton said. “You drafted this kid so high. Man, it’s hard to sell to the the guy upstairs writing the check that well, our little binky, our blanket, is Garoppolo, right? But we’re going to start this guy. We’re committed to starting him, but at some point, we’re not having the rest of the roster sitting there ready to win.”
He also predicted that the Miami Dolphins will bench Tua Tagovailoa as well.
Tua Tagovailoa completed 23 of his 33 pass attempts for 270 yards and one touchdown in Sunday’s 20-7 win against the Patriots.
Tua most definitely has everything to prove this year or he will find his stay in Miami completely over.