On Tuesday, Kyle Shanahan was asked how he viewed Jimmy Garoppolo's future beyond this season, and Shanahan said that nothing has changed.
"I expect Jimmy to be our starter next year," Shanahan said, via David Lombardi of The Athletic. "I mean, I expect him to come and play with us this year. We have six games left. We are not out of the playoffs yet. I've been on a team that was 3-6 going into a bye week that ended up winning their division. I think we have guys on this team capable of finishing this the right way. We've gotta do it one game at a time and I hope Jimmy can come back and be a part of that but to think that we've made any decisions on anybody going into the future isn't the case. Jimmy has won a lot of games for us this year. It's a lot harder to win games when he's not here. Just hoping we can get him back."
With two years remaining on his contract, the 49ers can save $24.1 million in salary cap space by moving on from Garoppolo after the season, so the franchise has a decision to make, the story said. After a career year in which Garoppolo led the 49ers to a 13-3 record and Super Bowl appearance, he has thrown for just 1,096 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions in six games so far this year.