Jimmy Garoppolo

San Francisco 49ers
Quarterback #10
San Francisco 49ers
Quarterback #10
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Jimmy Garoppolo News

Not with team for OTAs

Garoppolo (shoulder) wasn't spotted during the 49ers' OTA on Tuesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Garoppolo continues to rehab his shoulder after offseason surgery, so it isn't surprising to see him absent from OTAs. The quarterback has been adamant that he'll be ready for training camp, but health is only one of his concerns this offseason, as the 49ers appear ready to give 2021 first-round pick Trey Lance a chance at earning the starting gig.

May 24, 2022 1:58 PM EST

Expected to resume throwing in June

49ers general manager John Lynch said Monday that he expects Garoppolo (shoulder) to start throwing around late June, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: 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.

Apr 25, 2022 12:35 PM EST

Expects to be ready for camp

Garoppolo (shoulder) hasn't resumed throwing but believes he'll be ready for training camp, Rob Maaddi of the Associated Press reports.

Analysis: Garoppolo's availability for camp is no sure thing, with some reports suggesting a timeline of 4-6 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 are still expected to trade Garoppolo this offseason. His 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.

Apr 21, 2022 9:26 AM EST

Continues to rehab shoulder

Garoppolo is slated to remain away from the 49ers' team facility, as he continues to rehab his surgically-repaired right (throwing) shoulder, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Garoppolo, who underwent a March 8 procedure to repair a torn capsule in his shoulder, is not expected to throw until training camp in late July. The report notes that the QB 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 process. 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 signal-caller 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, team's transition to Lance (the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft) would be cemented.

Apr 19, 2022 9:18 AM EST

Undergoes shoulder procedure

Garoppolo had surgery on his right throwing shoulder Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: 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 his successor already is in San Francisco in the form of 2021 first-round pick Trey Lance.

Mar 8, 2022 12:13 PM EST

Shoulder capsule procedure on tap

GM John Lynch noted Wednesday that the procedure Garoppolo is slated to undergo will address "a capsule issue in the back of (the QB's) shoulder," Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Per the report, Garoppolo damaged ligaments in his throwing shoulder capsule's ball-and-socket joint during the 49ers' wild-card win over the Cowboys on Jan. 16. Garoppolo subsequently played through the injury during the team's postseason run, with Lynch relaying Wednesday that a decision to address the issue with a procedure was made "in the last couple of days." According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Garoppolo's looming post-surgery rehab is expected to keep the signal-caller from throwing for about 16 weeks, a timetable which suggests that Garoppolo will be able to throw by late June. Either way, Adam Schefter of ESPN indicates 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.

Mar 2, 2022 9:20 AM EST

Set to have thumb checked out

Garoppolo is slated to see a specialist in the coming days in order to determine whether he will need surgery to address his right thumb issue, ESPN's Nick Wagoner reports.

Analysis: The QB played the 49ers' final five games (including the playoffs) with a torn thumb ligament he suffered Dec. 23. At this stage Garoppolo is hoping to avoid a procedure, but if he does need surgery, his recovery will be something of interest to teams that might be interested in trading for the signal-caller, who is a candidate to be moved this offseason, which would pave the way for the franchise to transition to 2021 first-rounder Trey Lance. For his part, Garoppolo seems resigned to being dealt this offseason, noting Tuesday that he's "excited about the opportunities to come. I just want to go to a place where they want to win."

Feb 2, 2022 10:12 AM EST

Getting surgery soon

Garoppolo is expected to have thumb surgery soon and likely will need four-to-six weeks to recover, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Garoppolo started 15 of San Francico's 17 regular-season games in 2021, missing one contest in OCtober with a calf injury and one in December with a thumb ligament injury. He was also bothered by his shoulder late in the season, yet came one drive away from reaching a second Super Bowl in the past three years. Of course, Garoppolo has been more game manager than franchise QB, and he's now looking at an uncertain future with only one season remaining on his contract and the Niners able to clear up more than $25 million in cap space if he's released. With 2021 first-round pick Trey Lance waiting in the wings, it won't come as any surprise if Garoppolo is traded or released this offseason, though his recovery from surgery could be a minor complicating factor -- at least in terms of the timing. It does sound like he'll be healthy before training camp, and possibly for the start of the offseason program, be it in San Francisco or elsewhere.

Jan 31, 2022 12:22 PM EST

Last game in SF?

Garoppolo completed 16 of 30 pass attempts for 232 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Garoppolo technically performed better from a fantasy perspective this week compared to his previous two games where he failed to eclipse 200 passing yards and threw zero combined touchdowns. That said, the product fans saw on the field was horrific at times, with the veteran quarterback airmailing wide-open receivers and throwing some dangerous passes into coverage. Despite his struggles, the 49ers reached the NFC Championship Game and were one potential possession away from reaching the Super Bowl for the second time in three years with Jimmy G under center. As for the signal-caller's prospects moving forward, he is still under contract with San Francisco in 2022, but $25.5 million of his $26.9 cap hit can be eliminated due to the front-loaded nature of his deal. That means that the 49ers could save just over $25 million in cap space if they cut the veteran and hand the keys over to Trey Lance in 2022. This move makes sense from a strategic and economic standpoint, but we will have to wait and see what GM John Lynch decides to do at the position once the dust from this loss settles.

Jan 30, 2022 8:22 PM EST

Full practice Wednesday

Garoppolo (thumb) practiced fully Wednesday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Since sitting out Week 17 due to a sprained thumb on his throwing hand, Garoppolo has led the 49ers to three consecutive wins, but he was banged up in the team's playoff opener at Dallas, emerging with a right shoulder sprain that impacted his practices reps last week. The second issue isn't showing up on the injury report this week, and neither issue is impacting his activity level on the field. As he prepares to face the Rams for a third time this season Sunday in the NFC Championship Game, Garoppolo's previous two matchups with L.A. resulted in 498 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions on 74.5 percent passing.

Jan 26, 2022 4:08 PM EST

Provides bare minimum for vcitory

Garoppolo (thumb/shoulder) completed 11 of 19 pass attempts for 131 yards and one interception in Saturday's 13-10 win over the Packers.

Analysis: Garoppolo entered the contest at less than 100 percent, but he was able to brave the frigid conditions at Lambeau Field to get his team to the finish line. While the polarizing quarterback can be blamed for some dangerous throws that could have easily resulted in multiple interceptions, he certainly didn't get any help from his usually sure-handed receivers on some drive-ending drops in the first half. Garoppolo managed to skate by enough to let the stars around him advance the 49ers to the NFC Championship Game to face the winner of the Buccaneers and Rams on Sunday. As for next week, the veteran quarterback should easily check in as the cheapest DFS QB option after the field narrows to four teams.

Jan 22, 2022 10:00 PM EST

Ready for divisional round

Garoppolo (shoulder/thumb) doesn't have a designation for Saturday's divisional-round game at Green Bay, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Garoppolo again looked like his normal self while throwing at Thursday's practice, after which coach Kyle Shanahan spoke about the quarterback. During the media session, Shanahan told Matt Barrows of The Athletic that he believes Garoppolo's right thumb sprain is more bothersome than his sprained right shoulder. Still, Shanahan relayed that Garoppolo is "good enough to play" and start this weekend, according to Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News. In a Week 3 loss to the Packers, Garoppolo completed 25 of 40 passes for 257 yards, two touchdowns and one interception while losing his only fumble.

Jan 20, 2022 3:06 PM EST

Practices in full Wednesday

Garoppolo (shoulder/thumb) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports

Analysis: Despite coming down with another injury this past Sunday in Dallas, Garoppolo gutted out a uncapped practice Wednesday and didn't appear worse for wear while throwing with sprains in both his right shoulder and thumb, per Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News. With his status all but confirmed as the 49ers' starting quarterback for Saturday's divisional-round matchup at Green Bay, Garoppolo will turn has focus to the Packers' ninth-ranked pass defense (219.1 yards per game).

Jan 19, 2022 6:05 PM EST

To be limited Tuesday

Garoppolo (thumb/shoulder) will be limited at Tuesday's practice, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Garoppolo added to his list of recent injuries during the 49ers' wild-card win at Dallas, suffering a sprained right shoulder "early in the second quarter," coach Kyle Shanahan told David Lombardi of The Athletic. While playing the past two games with a right thumb sprain, Garoppolo has been up and down, completing 39 of 57 passes (68.4 percent) for 488 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. But he's also done enough to lead San Francisco to back-to-back road victories -- also, Week 18 at the Rams -- and he's kicking off this week with an on-field appearance. How Garoppolo fares in practice Tuesday through Thursday likely will determine whether he heads into Saturday's divisional-round game at Green Bay with an injury designation.

Jan 18, 2022 4:17 PM EST

Dealing with minor shoulder sprain

Head coach Kyle Shanahan said Garoppolo suffered a right shoulder sprain in the second quarter of Sunday's 23-17 wild-card win over the Cowboys, but the quarterback is expected to return to practice Tuesday, Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee reports.

Analysis: Garoppolo has been playing through a torn ligament on the thumb of his throwing hand the past two weeks, but he looks as though he has a new injury to tend to ahead of the 49ers' divisional-round game in Green Bay this Saturday. Fortunately, based on the way Shanahan described the injury, Garoppolo doesn't look as though he'll be in any danger of sitting out this weekend, even if he happens to be limited in some capacity during practices Tuesday through Thursday. The shoulder issue didn't seem to hamper Garoppolo too much in Sunday's win, but the 49ers only asked him to throw 25 passes in the contest after the team was able to race out to a 23-7 lead after three quarters.

Jan 17, 2022 1:50 PM EST

Survives late miscue Sunday

Garoppolo completed 16 of 25 passes for 172 yards and an interception in Sunday's 23-17 win over the Cowboys in the wild-card round.

Analysis: The Niners leaned heavily on their ground game, with Elijah Mitchell and Deebo Samuel combining for nearly as many rushing yards as Garoppolo had passing yards, and with two more TDs. That led them to a 16-7 halftime lead, but the quarterback gave the Cowboys a glimpse of hope by tossing a fourth-quarter INT that to Dallas' final points of the night and a wild finish. Garoppolo indicated after the win his injured thumb hasn't gotten better or worse, per David Lombardi of The Athletic, and he would continue to play through the issue as long as the pain is manageable, but that could be a more difficult task next weekend in a divisional-round clash with the Packers if the weather at Lambeau Field is poor.

Jan 16, 2022 7:11 PM EST

Logs full practice Thursday

Garoppolo (thumb) practiced in full Thursday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Garoppolo has been trending in this direction after appearing to handle a larger workload Wednesday than he did last week, according to David Lombardi of The Athletic. Still, Garoppolo was listed as limited on the 49ers' first practice report of this week. With a full session now under his belt, he upheld his thoughts from Wednesday, when he told Lombardi that his right thumb was "feeling great" after experiencing a "little" soreness in the wake of the team's Week 18 win against the Rams. Garoppolo thus is set to start Sunday's wild-card game at Dallas.

Jan 13, 2022 4:27 PM EST

Limited in practice

Garoppolo (thumb) will be a limited practice participant Wednesday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Garoppolo came back from a one-week absence to lead the Niners to a dramatic overtime win Sunday in Los Angeles. His thumb didn't appear to be too much of an issue during the contest, but it's still something he'll need to manage throughout the playoffs for however long the Niners stay alive. They start off on the road in Dallas, with a 4:30 ET kickoff Sunday.

Jan 12, 2022 12:00 PM EST

Practice regimen to remain same

Garoppolo (thumb) will follow a similar practice plan in advance of Sunday's wild-card game at Dallas as he did during Week 18 prep, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Coach Kyle Shanahan told Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area on Monday that the 49ers will have half-speed sessions Wednesday and Friday with a full practice Thursday, as they've been operating under for awhile. If Garoppolo has a similar regimen to last week, he'll be limited in all three as he continues to deal with a sprained right thumb. The issue didn't make an impact in the box score during Sunday's overtime win at the Rams, with the quarterback completing 23 of 32 passes for 316 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions while playing all 70 offensive snaps. Shanahan added that Garoppolo came out of the game fine on the health front, so he shouldn't have a problem being able to play this coming weekend.

Jan 10, 2022 4:29 PM EST

Gutsy effort in win

Garoppolo (thumb) completed 23 of 32 pass attempts for 316 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's 27-24 overtime win over the Rams.

Analysis: Garoppolo seemed like a longshot to suit up after tearing a ligament in the thumb of his throwing hand just two weeks ago. Head coach Kyle Shanahan rolled his starter back out there in a must-win scenario, and while it was rocky at times, the end result was an overtime win on the back of multiple clutch drives from Jimmy G and the rest of the offense. The polarizing quarterback finishes with solid results of 3,810 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions on 69 percent passing while chipping in three more rushing scores. Trey Lance may be the future of the 49ers, but it appears to be all systems go for Garoppolo against the Cowboys in next week's playoff matchup.

Jan 9, 2022 7:28 PM EST

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