Niners QB Jimmy Garoppolo won’t be in the PUP list as He Passes Physical
Jimmy Garoppolo, the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, does not yet know where he will play in 2022.
One thing that is certain is that Garoppolo will not be put on the Niners’ list of players who are physically unable to play.
Ian Rapoport, who works for NFL Network, said Tuesday night that Garoppolo passed his physical and will not be on the PUP list when training camp starts. Since Garoppolo passed his physical, the Niners no longer have to pay him $7.5 million in case he gets hurt.
Rapoport said on July 19 that Garoppolo should be fully cleared by the middle of August. This means that Jimmy G is almost certainly going to be traded out of San Francisco.
Rapoport said earlier this month that for that to happen, Garoppolo needs to be healthy and ready to play, and passing a physical is a big step toward that.
Garoppolo hurt his shoulder last season when the 49ers beat the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Divisional Round. He had to have surgery and rehab for the injury, which kept him from going to mandatory minicamp. The club’s plans to trade Garoppolo were put on hold when he got hurt and could not throw the ball. This made it possible for Trey Lance, who was picked in the first round of the 2021 draught, to take over the offence.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan has made it clear that this is now Lance’s team, so the next step is for Garoppolo to show that he is ready to go and can make all the throws.
Garoppolo has been the 49ers’ starting quarterback for the last five years. He has a 31-14 record as a starter and has been to the playoffs twice, including a run to the Super Bowl in 2019.