Jimmy Garoppolo is alive and not particularly happy.
The 49ers quarterback reportedly took offense to Kyle Shanahan’s press conference this week when the head coach was asked if he could guarantee Garoppolo would be on the roster after the 2021 NFL Draft.
“I can’t guarantee that anybody in the world will be alive on Sunday, so I can’t guarantee who will be on our roster on Sunday,” Shanahan said.
Garoppolo’s future with the franchise is tenuous at best as they are expected to use the No. 3 overall pick on their quarterback of the future. After weeks of speculation that this would be the case, following the 49ers trade up in the draft, the comments appear to have pushed Garoppolo over the edge.
“What’s the deal with Jimmy Garoppolo? Here’s what I know: Garoppolo and his camp were not happy after the latest Kyle Shanahan press conference, and they have been allowed to work out a contract with other teams,” Boston Sports Journal’s Greg Bedard wrote this week.
“The biggest sticking point — and there is some competition for Garoppolo — is the trade compensation. The 49ers refuse to face the reality they have lost their leverage.”
Garoppolo has been linked to his former team the Patriots, but there should be much more clarity after the first round of the draft.
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