The San Francisco 49ers threw Jimmy Garoppolo back into the game after losing Trey Lance to an ankle injury against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. If you thought the team would be down and out about this situation, the following report says otherwise.
Following the game on Sunday, there were said to be ‘whispers’ from within the organization that some believe they may be better suited for a Super Bowl run now that Jimmy Garoppolo is under center.
“This is the part no one wants to say publicly, but something several players and coaches enunciated privately in the wake of Sunday’s game—the 49ers are a better team right now with Garoppolo at quarterback than they were with Lance,” Michael Silver of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote.
Two sources even told Silver, “I can’t say it, but you can.”
Garoppolo was 13-for-21 with 154 passing yards and a touchdown pass in the win. He will likely be the starter for the foreseeable future as Lance was ruled out for the rest of the season.
It’s insane to think where the team started off the offseason of trying to get rid of Jimmy G to now they will lean on him for the remainder of the 202 season.
The impact of Lance’s injury on his development is devastating, but for this season the 49ers should remain competitive with their veteran signal caller at the helm.