Niners ‘hopeful’ Jimmy Garoppolo takes part in OTAs

NFL.com

The San Francisco 49ers saw little of their franchise quarterback-to-be Jimmy Garoppolo in his first full season with the team in 2018. A season-ending ACL injury in Week 3 kept the Niners quarterback out of our sights and minds.

Last we heard of the signal-caller, San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan intimated in October that Garoppolo would be ready to go by organized team activities.

Three months later, that prognosis remains the same, this time delivered by Niners general manager John Lynch.

"We're hopeful he's going to get to take part in our OTAs," Lynch told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on the RapSheet & Friends podcast. "That's the plan, and he hasn't had any setbacks, so he's doing really well. I'm really proud of him too."

Lynch said that Garoppolo and running back Jerick McKinnon, San Francisco's two big offseason signings who both suffered season-ending knee injuries, are competing in rehab to out-recover one another.

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