The idea behind drafting Trey Lance is that he has a higher ceiling than Jimmy Garoppolo. That may prove true. But right now, Garoppolo is clearly the better quarterback and the Los Angeles Rams know it.
Lance was going to be the team's starting quarterback this season until he suffered a season-ending injury in Week 2. Kyle Shanahan has turned back to Jimmy Garoppolo, who re-worked his deal to remain with the NFC West franchise ahead of the 2022 season.
Garoppolo is no slouch. He's led the 49ers to two NFC Championships in three years. He knows how to win football games, division titles and has even been to the Super Bowl once before.
The Los Angeles Rams' locker room reportedly believes the 49ers are a much better football team when Garoppolo is their quarterback instead of Lance. They may be right.
Trey Lance may one day be a better quarterback than Jimmy Garoppolo, but not yet. For now, Garoppolo is the guy.
FS1's Colin Cowherd agrees.
It is once again the Jimmy G show in San Francisco. Buckle up, 49ers fans.
The NFC West contender takes on the Denver Broncos this Sunday afternoon.