Jimmy Garoppolo is playing more than just winning this year. He’s trying to stop his inevitable benching in San Francisco in the battle of his career. Bay Area fans name Tray Lance now ready for the 49ers ’starting quarterback, and it doesn’t matter to them how ready Lance is and how well Jimmy G is currently playing.
When Lance scored last night’s one-yard touchdown vs. The Packers goal in the last-second 30-28 loss, The crowd went crazy for the third-overall pick. The Fans can be even louder when Trey lands on the field Before the play. These fans are on top of Garoppolo, and ready to hold the reins of the lance. It doesn’t matter if he’s ready for the moment. Niners fans have witnessed Garoppolo for several years and have apparently seen enough.
It is clear that head coach Kyle Shanahan is not at a lockstep with fans on this decision. In their mind, Lance should be on the field now, with all QB1 snaps in the center. The gadget plays are excellent, but fans are ready to take Lance to the field and see the ball in the air in a way that Garoppolo could not even dream of.
If Shanahan thought Lance was ready to take on the QB role he started, he would be there more than he has ever been. Now, Lance will drop Jimmy G. At some point in the season, but it could be closer to the mid-season tu point, if not later.
Although The Niners lost a heartbreaker to the Packers At home on Sunday night, Garoppolo didn’t have a bad game. Jimmy G has passed 257 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT and completed 62.5 percent of his effort. These aren’t bad numbers, but they don’t applaud you.
Niners fans are ready to be wowed again.
Garoppolo’s down-to-earth style, and lack of temperament on the field, has become annoying to the Niners fan base. If that game is lost to Green Bay last night, fans will be more hungry for Lance than Jimmy GQ.
Niners fans don’t care about helping Garoppolo get this team to the Super Bowl two years ago. This is old news. In this age of the internet and social media, that’s all you’ve done lately. Instant gratification rules that day, and Niners fans want what they want. But coach Shanahan is telling his fanbase with his actions what is good for them, because they can’t figure it out on their own.
When Shanahan thinks Lance is ready to take charge, trust me, he will make plays there, send Garoppolo to the sidelines to hold the iPad. Let’s not forget that Lance only played one game in his 2020 college season. So, over the years he has seen consistent moves, and the state of North Dakota is nowhere near the level of NFL competition.
Fans of Relax Niners, you will finally get your tray. If Shanahan is bringing Rookie slowly, that’s for a good reason. When the time is right, Lance will become a starter. Until then, just sit back and hope Jimmy G can stay straight, so you don’t have to be forced into action before Lance is ready. Let the kid sit down and learn a little before throwing the NFL wolf. As long as Lance is sitting, he will be fine.