49ers general manager John Lynch said Monday that he expects Garoppolo (shoulder) to start throwing around late June, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports. Garoppolo underwent shoulder surgery March 8, and despite reports saying he'd be sidelined for 4-to-6 months, he's been adamant that he'll be ready for training camp. However, health is only one concern for the quarterback this offseason, as the 49ers appear ready to give 2021 first-round pick Trey Lance a chance at taking the starting spot. "We believe in competition. We believe [Lance] is ready -- he is ready to show us, his teammates and the world he is ready," Lynch said Monday.
Garoppolo (shoulder) hasn't resumed throwing but believes he'll be ready for training camp, Rob Maaddi of the Associated Press reports. Garoppolo's availability for camp is no sure thing, with some reports suggesting a timeline of 4-to-6 months after he had shoulder surgery March 8. There's also the matter of which team he'll be playing for, as NFL.com's Kevin Patra recently reported that the Niners still are expected to trade Garoppolo this offseason. Garoppolo's recovery from surgery is a complicating factor, and there have also been whispers that the Niners are nervous about No. 3 overall pick Trey Lance. It sounds like Garoppolo has avoided setbacks thus far, as he said Thursday that he expects to resume throwing soon, per SiriusXM NFL Radio.
Garoppolo is slated to remain away from the 49ers' team facility as he continues to rehab his surgically repaired right shoulder, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Garoppolo, who underwent a March 8 procedure to repair a torn capsule in his throwing shoulder, is not expected to throw until training camp in late July. The report notes that the quarterback has been rehabbing his injury in the Los Angeles area, while Garoppolo and the 49ers are said to be "on the same page" in terms of his offseason progress. In Garoppolo's absence from on-field work, Trey Lance is in line to take most, if not all, of the team's first-team reps, while Kevin Patra of NFL.com relays that it's still expected that San Francisco will move on from Garoppolo this offseason -- likely via a trade. If that indeed occurs, the team's transition to Lance, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 Draft, would be cemented.
Garoppolo had surgery on his right throwing shoulder Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. As GM John Lynch told Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News last Wednesday, the procedure addressed "a capsule issue" in the back of Garoppolo's shoulder, which he injured during the 49ers' wild-card win at Dallas on Jan. 16. Garoppolo is expected to require approximately 16 weeks to complete his recovery, meaning he'll likely miss the entire offseason program, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Whether Garoppolo still is a member of the 49ers or finds himself with a different organization remains to be seen, but San Francisco already has his successor in the form of 2021 first-round pick Trey Lance.
San Francisco general manager John Lynch said Wednesday that Garoppolo is slated to undergo a procedure that will address "a capsule issue" in the back of the quarterback's shoulder," Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Garoppolo damaged ligaments in the capsule's ball-and-socket joint of his throwing shoulder during the 49ers' wild-card win over the Cowboys on Jan. 16. He then played through the injury during the team's remaining two postseason games before a decision was made earlier this week for Garoppolo to go under the knife. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Garoppolo's looming post-surgery rehab is expected to keep him from throwing for about 16 weeks. In any case, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Garoppolo's injury situation isn't expected to change the likelihood that he'll be traded in the coming weeks. With that in mind, Lynch suggested there is "significant interest" in Garoppolo from multiple teams.
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|7||10/23||Kansas City Chiefs||31||22.70|
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|10||11/13||Los Angeles Chargers||17||19.18|
|12||11/27||New Orleans Saints||5||16.35|
|14||12/11||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||24||20.21|
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