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Kyle Shanahan expects Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance to be with 49ers

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Everyone thought the Niners had their eyes on Mac Jones, but Trey Lance wound up the No. 3 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft -- a move that Mike Florio thinks may mean another year in the Bay Area for Jimmy Garoppolo.

The 49ers selected quarterback Trey Lance with the third overall pick of the draft, but they aren’t handing him the starting job on Thursday night.

Jimmy Garoppolo remains on the 49ers roster and, assuming he remains above ground, head coach Kyle Shanahan said he expects that to remain the case when the team gets back on the field.
“I expect Jimmy to be here and I’d be surprised if he wasn’t,” Shanahan said after the Lance pick.

Shanahan also said that “if it turns into a competition, it turns into a competition” for the starting job, but any words at this point are just that. Quarterback maneuvering may not stop with the draft and the 49ers could go a lot of different ways between now and Week One.