With the San Francisco 49ers’ loss to the Buffalo Bills, the team will need to be nearly perfect the rest of the season and get some help to have any chance at the postseason. The 49ers’ offseason looms with several big decisions on the horizon with none bigger than how the franchise will move forward at quarterback.
Bleacher Report’s draft analyst Matt Miller sees Florida quarterback Kyle Trask as a great fit in Kyle Shanahan’s offense. Miller noted that Trask does not have the mobility that Shanahan prefers but the Gators quarterback makes up for it with his arm strength.
“The same goes for the San Francisco 49ers, who could move on from Jimmy Garoppolo this offseason and give Kyle Shanahan a quarterback like Ryan, who won the 2016 MVP while Shanahan was his offensive coordinator,” Miller detailed. “And while Trask might not move the pocket as well as some believe Shanahan would like at the position, he offers a big arm to push the ball vertically and has proved through two years at Florida that he’s able to protect the ball—two things Garoppolo has struggled with.”
There is no shortage of rumors surrounding the 49ers’ quarterback decision, but Shanahan has continued to publicly back Jimmy Garoppolo. Shanahan recently noted that he expects Garoppolo to be the starter in 2021, but it would be surprising if the 49ers did not at least consider other options. We know the last offseason the Niners kicked the tires on potentially signing Tom Brady.