Kyle Shanahan says he “totally bombed” his comments earlier this week about Jimmy Garoppolo’s future with the 49ers and he would be “disappointed” if the quarterback isn’t still with the 49ers after the 2021 NFL Draft.
The Niners, of course, could trade Garoppolo after drafting South Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance with the No. 3 overall selection Thursday night.
“If Jimmy isn’t here on Sunday, I would be disappointed,” Shanahan told reporters during the draft. “It would be a tough situation if Jimmy wasn’t here.”
Shanahan added that he called a ticked-off Garoppolo earlier this week to clarify a quote from a press conference in which he was asked about the quarterback’s future with the team.
“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 Monday.
Garoppolo has been linked to the Patriots, but his former team selected Alabama quarterback Mac Jones with the 15th pick in the draft.
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