General Manager John Lynch shared a positive update on that front during an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio. He said Jimmy Garoppolo is throwing to his rehab partner Jerick McKinnon as the offseason gets underway.
“One of the best sights, the other day, I looked outside my office and he was throwing and throwing to Jerick McKinnon,” Lynch said.
Both players, recovering from ACL injuries, will be able to continue rehab work at the facility in hopes of being well on their way to being full participants in practice once the offseason program gets to that point, the story said.
SF QB Jimmy Garoppolo - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 3 at Kansas City Chiefs
Jimmy Garoppolo led the 49ers to their first victory of the season last week over the Lions, but he didn’t turn in a great fantasy performance—206 yards passing and a pair of touchdowns was disappointing against a vulnerable Lions defense. Garoppolo should continue to improve in Kyle Shanahan’s offense, though, making him a solid rest-of-season option in most leagues.
This week, Garoppolo faces a Chiefs defense that has given up a staggering 876 yards and six passing touchdowns to opposing offenses through two games. That’s not a typo. While those numbers were accomplished by future Hall-of-Famers in Ben Roethlisberger and Philip Rivers, it’s easy to see Garoppolo having success against a vulnerable defense. He’s a borderline QB1 this week and an excellent streaming option.