April 22 (UPI) — San Francisco 49ers Basic Supervisor John Lynch says the workforce held inside talks about signing Tom Brady this low season however selected to maintain Jimmy Garoppolo due to their long-term perception within the quarterback.
Lynch spoke of the in-house discussions throughout an look Tuesday on The Wealthy Eisen Present. The 49ers have been one in every of a number of groups linked to Brady this low season earlier than he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Brady was born and raised within the Bay Space earlier than he performed at Michigan and with the New England Patriots. He additionally thought-about the Los Angeles Chargers earlier than he joined the Buccaneers.
Lynch stated 49ers Coach Kyle Shanahan and Garoppolo knew in regards to the workforce’s curiosity in Brady.
“While you’re speaking about one of many biggest quarterbacks of all time with Tom Brady, in fact you are going to have some inside dialogue,” Lynch stated. “And then you definately hear rumors that hey, he’d like to return residence, that form of factor.
“So in fact Kyle [Shanahan] and I’ve discussions. We’re at all times into getting higher, so that you at all times have a look at every thing, particularly a state of affairs like that. However inside a day or two, Kyle and I checked out one another and stated, ‘You realize what, we actually like what we have now in Jimmy.’ We love every thing that he brings and we actually consider it is a long-term reply. I’d inform you we’re extra satisfied than ever about who our quarterback is in Jimmy Garoppolo.”
Garoppolo, who backed up Brady for 4 years in New England, began all 16 video games final season for the 49ers. He accomplished 69.1 p.c of his throws for 3,978 yards, 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Although San Francisco was largely depending on their run recreation within the playoffs, Garoppolo accomplished 63.7 p.c of his throws for 427 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in three post-season video games.
Brady — essentially the most adorned quarterback in historical past — accomplished 60.eight p.c of his throws for 4,057 yards, 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 16 begins final season. He did not throw a landing and threw an interception within the Patriots’ post-season loss to the Tennessee Titans. The six-time Tremendous Bowl champion has a 30-11 playoff file.
“If you happen to begin chasing each rumor on the market and making an announcement on it, then you might be doing that on a regular basis,” Lynch stated of the Brady rumors. “Sure, this was a much bigger one, however the necessary factor was we had talked to Jimmy and informed him precisely what I informed you.”
Lynch stated the 49ers have informed Garoppolo how he can enhance his recreation, and the second-round draft choose in 2014 embraced the problem.
“We’re as convicted as ever about him being our quarterback and main this group into the longer term,” he added.
The 49ers have choose Nos. 13 and 31 within the first spherical of Thursday’s NFL Draft. Lynch stated the workforce is contemplating participant and choose trades.