Could Jimmy Garoppolo be obtainable for the NFC Championship? San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan says it is unlikely.
The 49ers head coach mentioned Monday that he would “be very shocked if [Garoppolo] was on the market this week.” The feedback got here two days after Shanahan mentioned (by way of ESPN) that the sidelined quarterback had an “outdoors likelihood” of being prepared for the convention championship whereas including “there’d be a greater likelihood” for him to be prepared for the Super Bowl if San Francisco makes the large recreation.
Regardless of when Garoppolo returns to the sphere (if he does in any respect), the 49ers are set to stay with seventh-round rookie Brock Purdy because the beginning quarterback, Fox Sports reported previous to the crew’s wild-card win over the Seattle Seahawks on Jan. 14. The 49ers tackle the Philadelphia Eagles within the NFC Championship Game on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.
Garoppolo suffered a damaged foot in opposition to the Miami Dolphins in December and was initially dominated out for the season. Days later, Shanahan mentioned there was a “method outdoors likelihood” he might return for the playoffs. With unique starter Trey Lance out for the yr with a damaged ankle that required surgical procedure, the crew put their religion in Purdy, the third-string quarterback, and he hasn’t allow them to down one bit.
Purdy was the final participant picked within the 2022 NFL Draft, however Mr. Irrelevant quickly turned very related as he thrived as their starter and helped lead the Niners to the No. 2 seed. His first begin got here in opposition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he went on to change into the primary quarterback to defeat Tom Brady of their first-ever begin.
Since then, Purdy has received each recreation with the crew, going a powerful 8-0 that features a 41-23 wild-card win over the Seattle Seahawks and a 19-12 divisional spherical win in opposition to the Dallas Cowboys. Purdy had a 67.1 completion proportion with 1,374 yards, 13 touchdowns, 4 interceptions and a 107.3 quarterback score within the common season. He has accomplished 62.7 p.c of his passes for 546 passing yards with three touchdowns, no interceptions and a 109.9 passer score to this point this postseason. Through 11 video games this season, Garoppolo has a 67.2 completion proportion with 2,437 yards, 16 touchdowns, 4 interceptions and a 103.0 quarterback score.
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