Kyle Shanahan 'shocked' Niners received Jimmy Garoppolo again

Published:Mar 9, 202417:04
Kyle Shanahan 'shocked' Niners received Jimmy Garoppolo again

Jimmy Garoppolo is a San Francisco 49er for an additional season.

Garoppolo dedicated to remain within the Bay Space after accepting considerably diminished pay Monday, agreeing to phrases on a one-year $7 million deal that pales compared to the $24 million he was owed beforehand.

And although Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan is stoked to have his backup QB again within the constructing, he was admittedly weary {that a} deal between the 2 won't come to fruition.

"That’s why we didn’t have him in conferences," Shanahan mentioned in a convention name with reporters Tuesday. "That’s why we didn’t put him on the observe discipline, as a result of we nor Jimmy or actually anyone else within the league believed what the end result was going to be."

Nonetheless, he is ecstatic that Garoppolo shall be round for the approaching yr.

"There are 32 beginning quarterbacks on this league," he mentioned, "And we consider we now have two of them now." 

In Shanahan's view, the chances had been "slim to none" that Garoppolo can be on the roster come opening day.

"As he noticed the opposite conditions on the market, and I feel it looks as if all people was simply ready for us to chop him earlier than they may see how a lot they may get him for," Shanahan mentioned. "However as soon as the final Saturday preseason recreation occurred, and nobody received injured, Jimmy thought this was his greatest scenario.

"That’s why we had been so pumped as a result of it was clearly the perfect scenario for the Niners. We love getting Jimmy again, however to have him there [practicing] earlier in camp was not an possibility. … When it was all mentioned and achieved, regardless that it was surprising to us, we thought it was a win-win for either side."

Shanahan stays assured that Garoppolo's prior data of his system will carry him via a brief preseason, regardless of him not being current for conferences or practices.

"We now have zero worries about him not having a playbook," Shanahan mentioned. "I don’t have one, both. Jimmy’s been right here. He’s been rehabbing. He’s in nice form. He’s able to go."

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