The San Francisco 49ers have been expected to part ways with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo ever since they traded away multiple first-round picks to select Trey Lance.
NFL legend Brett Favre thinks the 49ers are making a massive mistake moving on from Garoppolo.
Garoppolo has led the 49ers to two NFC Championships in three seasons.
“What Jimmy has done is win… and win… and win. Letting him go, to me, is absolutely crazy,” said Favre.
“I have not watched much tape on [Trey Lance], but I’ll say this, the kid’s got a lot of talent, [but] very little experience.
My personal opinion, I would go with Jimmy Garoppolo. He’s not as flashy, not near as flashy. He wasn’t their first-round pick. And no offense toward Trey Lance, but what Jimmy has done is win and win, win, win again. Not flashy.
So, it’s not the glamorous pick, but my goodness, the guy has won and put the 49ers in a position to compete for the Super Bowl year in and year out and deserves the right to keep playing.
Now, who knows? He may end up at some point starting if Trey gets hurt or underperforms, and if you have to bring in Jimmy Garoppolo, that’s a good thing.
But their defense is really good. Barring injury, offensively, if Trey plays the way they hope he is capable of, then they’re competing for [a championship] right there at the end. There’s a tremendous upside with Trey; no question about it. But Jimmy G. has been a proven winner. And that oftentimes gets overlooked — is a guy a winner? And Jimmy Garoppolo is definitely a winner.”
Moving on from Jimmy Garoppolo to Trey Lance is a big risk because Jimmy G is a proven winner and Trey Lance is a relative unknown.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.