Why did Jimmy Garoppolo lose 49ers starting QB job? Revisiting San Francisco's Trey Lance decision before season-ending injury
The 49ers began the 2022 NFL season with 2021 No. 3 overall pick Trey Lance at the helm, succeeding Jimmy Garoppolo as the team's starting quarterback. San Francisco made it clear it was going to turn the team over to Lance, spending the entire offseason looking for a potential trade package for Garoppolo. When it couldn't find a proper return for the 30-year-old QB, the 49ers elected to hold on to Garoppolo, and that has turned out to be one of the best incidental moves of the offseason.