The 49ers were reportedly baffled by Jimmy Garoppolo’s disappearance after the mega deal was signed

The 49ers were reportedly baffled by Jimmy Garoppolo’s disappearance after the mega deal was signed

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By now, most have heard of Jimmy Garoppolo’s disappearing off-season appearances. Tight end George Kittle called him the “worst lyricist ever” and said that even he struggled to reach the San Francisco 49ers quarterback outside of team-organized activities.

Garoppolo usually becomes a ghost for much of the early part of the off-season. This reportedly caught the 49ers by surprise after the quarterback signed his five-year mega-contract with the team in February 2018.

“After he left that press conference, he wasn’t heard from for weeks,” a member of the coaching staff told Michael Silver of the San Francisco Chronicle. “He didn’t call back, he didn’t text back – he basically just disappeared. And we looked at each other and were like, ‘What just happened?’”

Then Garoppolo blindsided the 49ers this offseason with the decision to undergo shoulder surgery, messing up the team’s trade plans and talks.

Sophomore quarterback Trey Lance was the opposite. He’s shared training videos and worked hard with teammates like wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk this offseason in preparation for his first season as a full-time starting NFL quarterback.

So far, there have been no questions about Lance’s work ethic. Instead, everyone has hinted that the 22-year-old is a type of player who comes in first and folds last.

As for Garoppolo, the report doesn’t matter at this point. It’s just an interesting anecdote as we prepare for the start of preseason. The quarterback is unlikely to be with the 49ers much longer as the team still holds out hope that a trade partner will materialize before the start of the regular season.

Even if a team is interested in trading for the veteran quarterback, the deal only has one year left unless the contract is revised. Garoppolo would certainly work his way up for a new team considering how late in the offseason a potential trade could come. After this season he would become a free agent anyway. Again, unless the contract is revised and years added. However, Garoppolo could be viewed more as a short-term fix for a potential buyer like the Cleveland Browns.

Lance, the future quarterback for the 49ers, will showcase his progress in Friday night’s 49ers first preseason game, a matchup against the Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Stadium.

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