John Lynch: Kyle Shanahan was initially “in mourning” after Jimmy Garoppolo trade

The San Francisco 49ers are supremely happy that Jimmy Garoppolo is their starting quarterback of the future. The team is so happy New York Giants Cheap Jerseys about Garoppolo’s prospects that they gave him a massive contract extension this offseason despite starting just five games for the team following his trade from New England last November.

However, that didn’t mean that 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan wasn’t a bit wistful about the prospect of a reunion with Kirk Cousins going out the window following the trade.”

The trade for Garoppolo doesn’t get made without Shanahan being on board with the decision. Nevertheless, Shanahan coached Cousins in Washington and succeeded with the now Minnesota Vikings signal caller. Acquiring Garoppolo meant closing the door on Cousins and it took some time for Shanahan to completely move on from the idea that had lingered for some time.

The way Garoppolo played in those five starts likely assuaged any lingering concerns Shanahan may have had as well.

“I think he’ll have one of those Pro Days everybody talks about for the next decade,” former NFL quarterback Jordan Palmer (the brother of Carson Palmer) told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Allen, who uncorked a 65-yard pass at the Scouting Combine, has downplayed a prediction that he’ll throw the ball 90 yards on Friday.

The issue isn’t arm strength but accuracy, and Jordan Palmer (who’s also working with former USC quarterback Sam Darnold) says, “We’ve fixed it.”

“[T]here are two ways to look at it,” Palmer said. “One, what he’s doing mechanically, and then two what’s happening around Hockey Cheap Jerseys him, receivers and the concepts and the coverages that they’re seeing and there’s a lot of complexities that go into both of those.” (That’s a tactful way of saying that the quarterback can’t throw the ball and catch it at the same time.)

The bigger question becomes identifying how Allen’s skills and abilities (and weaknesses) translate to the NFL. Toward that end, Palmer pointed to a 2017 rookie who exceeded all expectations.

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