The tray will lance Start from the quarterback for the Sunday 49ers in place of the injured Jimmy Garoppolo, but as Ian Rapport on NFL.com He writes that Garoppolo will get his job back only when he is healthy enough. The Niners hope to face the Colts in week 7 when they return from their Week 6 bye.
Although San Francisco has clearly selected Lance with No. 3 overall pick in this year’s draft in the hope that he will be a long-term solution to the quarterback, head coach Kyle Shanahan Ever since Lance was drafted, it has been made clear that Garoppolo will be the club’s starter in the near future – and perhaps even into the 2022 season. (Although, it will certainly qualify as a surprise)
When Lance was recently asked about the possibility of further involvement in the crime, Shanahan said, “There is no quarterback fight now. We are going along [Garoppolo] Whom I think is playing very well. I’m glad she’s so tray that she’s not thrown in a situation where she has to do it too soon. ”
By the time Shanahan made the statement, the 49ers had lost their first game of the season, a narrow defeat to the Packers that reduced them to 2-1 in the season. But they lost to the Seahawks last week, a game where Garoppolo suffered a calf injury that limited him to half of the game and put him on the sidelines this week. Although he threw a TD pass in the first drive of the Niners in the Seattle competition, Garoppolo struggled to do something the rest of his time on the field.
For Season Two, the soon-to-be 30-year-old completed 66.1% of his passes with five TDs and two interceptions, which is good for a 96.2 QB rating. Against the Seahawks instead of Garoppolo, Lance throws a 76-yard TD strike Debo Samuel, but he could not cross the midfield again with only 1:20 left in the game. He eventually completed 9 of 157 yards and 18 passes for two scores.
Of course, if North Dakota State products impress on Sunday, Shanahan could quickly change his tune. But if Lance has to struggle, look to include Garoppolo in the lineup starting in two weeks.