Joe Montana says 49ers should keep Jimmy Garoppolo, believes Trey Lance isn’t ready

Feb 12, 2022 334

BY: Kerry Crowley

Joe Montana never enjoyed looking over his shoulder. So perhaps it should come as no surprise the legendary 49ers quarterback believes Jimmy Garoppolo shouldn’t have to either. During an appearance on The Ringer’s “Slow News Day,” Montana made it clear he feels John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan should retain Garoppolo as the team’s starting quarterback in large part because the Hall of Famer doesn’t think Lance is ready to play.

“I think they keep Jimmy until you find somebody else,” Montana told Kevin Clark. “I don’t think Trey’s ready to play yet, as myself and after talking to some of the players. I think it’s one of those things that if you can keep Jimmy healthy, he plays well enough to get you (to the Super Bowl).”

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