Garoppolo ready to ‘let the chips fall where they may’ amid rehab, trade rumors

Posted: 21/04/2022 in NFL
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With training camp fast approaching, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo remains in limbo.

Not only was Garoppolo subject to trade rumors this offseason, but he’s also continuing to rehab from offseason shoulder surgery. However, Garoppolo is choosing to focus on what he can control.

“It’s a long offseason. It’s already been crazy with trades, guys going to different teams, whatever it is,” he told SiriusXM NFL Radio. “I don’t know, it’s one of those things where I’m just going to let the chips fall where they may, keep working my ass off like I always do. When you do that, good things will happen to you.”

Garoppolo has seemed like the odd man out in San Francisco ever since the 49ers traded up to draft Trey Lance in 2021. He was expected to be dealt in an offseason where big names like Russell Wilson, Matt Ryan, and Deshaun Watson have changed teams.

Additionally, San Francisco could create $25.55 million in cap space by trading the 30-year-old, according to Over the Cap.

However, instead of worrying about whether he’ll change teams, Garoppolo remains focused on his rehab from right shoulder surgery.

“I’m not where I want to be yet,” he said. “The shoulder surgery, obviously, it went well. Rehab has been going great, but it’s a process. So, I knew going into the surgery what it was going to take to get the shoulder back right.”

When asked whether he’d be ready to return by training camp, the passer said, “I will definitely be ready. To what degree, I don’t know yet.”

Garoppolo started for most of the 2021 season with San Francisco. He led the Niners to the NFC Championship Game despite suffering multiple injuries.

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