Trey Lance is on pace to be able to practice on Wednesday, but Kyle Shanahan says that Jimmy Garoppolo will start at Chicago.
Shanahan said he did not go into game thinking that if Garoppolo had one bad game, he would not be the starter any longer, according to other reports. And Shanahan indicated Lance, when healthy, won’t be getting more first-team reps during practice, adding, “You’re not going to start rotating quarterbacks because it’s not an open competition right now.”
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was asked if Jimmy Garoppolo would start again in Week 8 against the Bears.
“I would guess so,” Shanahan said, via Jennifer Lee Chan of NBCSportsBayArea.com. “I will watch this tape and see if guys are healthy, first of all, and know where our guys are at. It was good for Jimmy to get healthy enough to play in this game today.”
While it doesn't seem like a confident answer, the story did say Shanahan added that he didn’t see “a ton of bad decisions” from Garoppolo. But the story added there weren’t enough good things either and that will keep questions about the quarterback spot front and center for the 49ers. It could be an interesting decision when Lance is healthy enough to play.