Head Coach’s Exchange with Jimmy Garoppolo
49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo recently opened up about his conversation with head coach Kyle Shanahan regarding the possibility of acquiring Tom Brady. Garoppolo recalled Shanahan saying, “If we can get Tom Brady, we’re going to try to get him. And I was like, ‘Yeah, he’s the GOAT. I get it.'” This sheds light on the team’s mindset during the offseason.
General Manager John Lynch’s Insight
In a recent appearance on “The Eye Test for Two” podcast, 49ers general manager John Lynch discussed the speculation surrounding Tom Brady. He revealed that the team was uncertain about their quarterback situation, considering the injuries to Garoppolo and rookie Trey Lance. Lynch admitted that signing Brady was a possibility to solidify the position.
Belief in Garoppolo
Lynch emphasized that the organization always had confidence in Garoppolo. Exploring other options was a way to create certainty at quarterback while Garoppolo recovered from his injury. Lynch explained, “We believe that you’re our guy. As you’re healing up, just understand we may have to go secure some other options.”
Garoppolo’s Impressive Season
Despite the talk about Brady potentially taking his spot, Garoppolo proved his worth by leading the 49ers to an NFC title this season. He finished the regular season with impressive stats, throwing for 4,280 yards, 31 touchdowns, and only 11 interceptions.
Garoppolo now has the opportunity to silence any doubters as the 49ers face the Kansas City Chiefs in Las Vegas. All eyes will be on him as he looks to solidify his status as the team’s starting quarterback.