The bed the San Francisco 49ers have made for themselves with the Trey Lance-Jimmy Garoppolo fiasco has turned up no shortage of bugs after their Week One loss to the subpar Chicago Bears. For all the panic and hyperbole around Trey Lance’s performance against the Bears in Week One, almost all of it has been external to the organization.
Folks from within the game like former coach Mike Martz, recently retired Seattle Seahawks linebacker KJ Wright and longtime New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton have dropped takes on the situation, criticizing Lance and speculating Kyle Shanahan may switch to Jimmy G soon. Additionally, longtime NFL reporter Jason La Canfora of the Washington Post speculated the organization would be quick to switch to Garoppolo if Lance and the Niners fall to the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday. La Canfora’s hypothesis was based on a combination of his own intuition and a conversation with a “contract negotiator” from another organization, leaning on the idea that Garoppolo’s recent extension is structured in a way that hints at the team wanting to ultimately see him play.