San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been out since Week 9 with a severe ankle injury. With the 49ers set to miss the postseason, the 29-year old likely won't make a return to the field in the 2020 season.
Thus, it's worth pondering whether Garoppolo has played his final game with the franchise he signed a five-year, $137.5 million deal with in 2018. According to former 49ers quarterback and current ESPN analyst Steve Young, that hinges on whether Jimmy G is the man head coach Kyle Shanahan wants to run his offense with in the foreseeable future.
Via Nick Wagoner of ESPN:
Garoppolo has had an injury-plagued tenure since being traded to San Francisco in 2017. He has played in just 31 games through four seasons. The 49ers have only seen one fully healthy season from him and that was last year, where he suited up in all 16 contests. Prior to last season, he played in just nine combined games.
San Francisco will definitely have a lot to think about this off-season whether they will continue to roll with Garoppolo as their quarterback.