Jimmy Garopolo knows his future could end as the San Francisco 49ers’ starting quarterback.
Trey Lance is undoubtedly the future of the Niners, and the two-time Super Bowl champion is likely to be on another NFL team.
However, the 30-year-old has been playing good football for San Francisco lately.
They have an early quarterback in the offseason that can be seen as a way to get some attention from other NFL teams.
The 49ers have won three of their last four games, and Garopolo has been instrumental in those victories.
Also, he had the league’s best passer rating with 113.2 over four games. At any rate, it looks like the Niners could make the playoffs if they continue to play impressively.
But along the way, it cannot be ignored that questions will be asked about his future. Garopolo responded sharply as he spoke 49ers Webzone.
“It’s one of those situations, you just have to let it play, I think. We have a lot going on with the season and everything now. If you start thinking about those other things, you’ll just get distracted, I think. But when we do that We will cross the bridge, then we will evaluate everything, “said Garopolo.
This was practically the same reaction from Niners coach Kyle Shanahan. He is not closing the door but reiterates that Lance is his quarterback of the future.
“There’s a chance for anything, but I think we’ve made it clear that Trey is the boy of our future, whenever that happens,” Shanahan said in the same report.
But given the money being invested in Garopolo, that possibility may not be promising. He is earning 24.1 million in 2021 and will earn 24.2 million in 2022.