We are heading into week 10 of the NFL season and the 49ers traded a second round pick to the New England Patriots for their backup quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo. That does not leave a lot of time left for the 49ers to see what they have in the fourth year QB and they continue to sit him until they feel he has learned Kyle Shanahan's playbook.
Jimmy G. will be a free agent at the end of this season so many people are a little concerned that they will not have enough time to see what kind of QB he is.
But they are doing the right thing in continuing to sit Garoppolo.
Why would you want to send a guy out onto the field when he doesn't quite grasp the scheme that head coach Kyle Shanahan likes to run? Couple that with the injuries that the 49ers have faced and it's no wonder the team wants to keep Jimmy G. on the sidelines.
The 49ers have a bye week next week and then they play the Seahawks at home. If I were them, I would even sit Jimmy G. for that game as well and then let him play against the Chicago Bears on the road.
What that would accomplish is you give the young QB a taste of what it is like to play on the road in a hostile environment as well as playing against a team that despite having a pretty good defense, is very poor on offense. This game should be close and one that Jimmy G. should be able to win and start building his confidence.
He has won a few games with the Patriots so he is not completely new to starting.
Despite being winless, I like what Coach Shanahan and General Manager John Lynch are doing with this team and the way they are handling Jimmy Garoppolo.
Take notes Cleveland Browns.