It’s less clear whether Jimmy Garoppolo will be joining him.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan said at a Monday press conference that the incumbent starter’s issues staying healthy contributed to the 49ers’ decision to trade up with the Dolphins and that he thinks that the team would be “fortunate” to have Garoppolo on hand while adding a rookie. He wouldn’t come close to guaranteeing the rookie and Garoppolo will be teammates, however.
For the time being, Garoppolo is alive, on the 49ers roster, and, per General Manager John Lynch, handling the situation as well as possible.
“Jimmy’s been a pro,” Lynch said. “He really has. I just spoke to him over the weekend. He’s here, he’s taking part in our virtual meetings, plans on being at the workouts. Jimmy’s been completely professional as he always has been with us.”
Can Kyle Shanahan guarantee that Jimmy Garoppolo will be on the 49ers’ roster Sunday? No.
“I can’t guarantee that anybody in the world will be alive Sunday so I can’t guarantee anybody will be on our roster Sunday.”
— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) April 26, 2021