Los Angeles Times
49ers name quarterback
Jimmy Garoppolo reported to training camp for the San Francisco 49ers after spending the offseason away rehabilitating his injured shoulder. But the message from coach Kyle Shanahan about Garoppolo’s future and the future of the 49ers was clear: “This is Trey’s team.”
Shanahan started camp Tuesday by removing any pretense of a quarterback competition by unequivocally stating what seemed obvious all offseason, that Trey Lance will take over as starter a year after being drafted third overall.
“That’s nothing against Jimmy,” Shanahan said. “We made that decision a year ago and we’re not going to mess around with that anymore. Jimmy understands.”
The process of transitioning from Garoppolo to Lance as starter in San Francisco started last offseason when the Niners traded three first-round picks to move up to take Lance third overall.
But Lance had only limited college experience at lower-level North Dakota State, so the 49ers were in no rush to turn the team over to him, believing that a healthy Garoppolo gave them the best chance to compete. That mostly proved correct as San Francisco made it to the NFC title game with Garoppolo at quarterback before losing to the Rams.
Lance played only sparingly, making two starts when Garoppolo got injured, but showed enough in practice and the offseason for Shanahan to be confident in his ability to run a team that has championship aspirations.
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Chase Young, recovering from a torn knee ligament, is starting Washington’s training camp on the physically unable to perform list . ... Cincinnati quarterback Joe
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