Citing league sources, Adam Schefter reports that 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to be back with the team in six to eight months. During his recent surgery to repair his torn ACL, doctors reportedly found that Garoppolo had no other damage to his knee.
49ers HC Kyle Shanahan told reporters last week that he was hoping to have Garoppolo back with the team for OTAs.
“I’m hoping that he’ll be able to get into OTAs and do some non-contact stuff with throwing the ball and everything,” Shanahan said. “It’s always a little bit better when you’re dealing with a quarterback and stuff as opposed to other positions, because you can get them in hopefully in seven-on-seven drills a little bit early and things like that, which helps those guys get involved a lot faster.”
Garoppolo, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Patriots back in 2014. The Patriots traded him to the 49ers at this last year’s deadline in return for a 2018 second-round pick.
Garoppolo was in line to be an unrestricted free agent when the 49ers signed him to a five-year, $137.5 million contract during the offseason.
In 2018, Garoppolo appeared in three games for the 49ers and completed 59.6 percent of his passes for 718 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. He also rushed for 33 yards.