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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Jimmy Garoppolo had shoulder surgery this spring on the most active quarterback day of 2022 in the NFL.
That was March 8, which featured the operation for the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers’ decision to sign an extension in Green Bay and Denver’s trade with Seattle for Russell Wilson.
At the time, it appeared the latter two solidified homes and Garappolo’s surgery only perhaps delayed his eventual relocation.
Instead, six months later it is Garappolo leading the 49ers into Denver for a “Sunday Night Football” battle against Wilson and the Broncos. The route to this point has featured open talk from San Francisco brass of trading Garoppolo, his unique training camp, the eventual realization that the quarterback landscape developed in a way that left no suitors for a late-summer trade, and, ultimately, a season-ending ankle injury to starter Trey Lance last week.
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Instead of draft capital or a supplemental piece for a playoff push, head coach Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers have something much better: An insurance policy they tried to get rid of but that could now pay off in a massive way.
“At first, it seemed unlucky just because of how good of a player Jimmy is and we for sure would have got something very valuable (in a trade) that would have helped our team,” Shanahan told reporters Wednesday. “It seemed unlucky because of the surgery and all the other quarterbacks that became available after that. I felt like the luck wasn’t great. That’s what led him to be able to come here to be our backup, which I felt then like we were just unbelievably fortunate the way it worked out.
“Never thought we’d lose our quarterback…
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Publish date : 2022-09-22 20:36:04
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