Rumblings suggest that some within the San Francisco 49ers would prefer veteran quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to start over 2021 rookie Trey Lance for another season aren’t just sticking around through the middle of May. They’re getting louder.
During a Wednesday appearance on CBS Sports HQ, former offensive lineman and current broadcaster and football analyst Ryan Harris predicted the 49ers will have Garoppolo and not Lance atop their depth chart for Week 1 in September.
“From players I’ve talked to and coaches I’ve talked to who are at the 49ers, Trey Lance is really leaving a lot to be desired in terms of the fitness of his arm, whether or not he can digest the playbook, and can really start to process the game at a high level, “Harris explained at that time. “So breaking news for you, I believe it’s going to be Jimmy Garoppolo in that game with the better structure around him and having Kyle Shanahan want to create the narrative Week 1 against the (Chicago) Bears.”
Marc Adams of 49ers WebZone asked Harris for additional information via Twitter, and Harris obliged.