Jimmy Garoppolo has the starting quarterback job in San Francisco. However, if the first offensive play of the 49ers season is any indication, he might not have it for long.
We had a fumbled snap on the first offensive play of the game for the 49ers.
Garoppolo couldn’t get a handle on the snap to open the game. The Lions were able to recover the ball after the fumble.
Rough start to the season for Jimmy G.
Fumbles on his first snap of the year.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 12, 2021
That’s certainly not how you want to start an NFL season.
Unsurprisingly, Trey Lance is now trending on social media.
Jimmy Garoppolo is just begging to get benched for Trey Lance.pic.twitter.com/a32aPKXipS
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 12, 2021
The 49ers are starting Jimmy Gesus this week. I wonder how long it will take before they call for Trey Lance to get onto the field?
*JIMMY G FUMBLES SNAP ON FIRST PLAY*
Shooting for a speedrunning record, very wise choice, Jimmy.
— Schlasser (@UrinatingTree) September 12, 2021
Can we do the Trey Lance package now?
— East Bay Chris (@EastBayChris) September 12, 2021
— Billy Heyen (@BillyHeyen) September 12, 2021
The 49ers aren’t going to make a change one possession into the season, of course. However, don’t be surprised if Jimmy G. loses the starting job at some point this season.
San Francisco selected Lance with a top pick in the 2021 NFL Draft for a reason, after all.
The 49ers and the Lions are playing on FOX.