After much hype surrounding first-round draft pick Trey Lance, the San Francisco 49ers unofficial depth chart ahead of Week 1 lists Jimmy Garoppolo as the starting quarterback.
While Kyle Shanahan has not made an official announcement, the move is not totally surprising since Shanahan said early on in training camp that there was no open competition.
However, Lance was impressive in camp and in his preseason appearances to the point where there was enough chatter that many believed he should get the opportunity to start the season.
The 49ers also traded three first-round picks (the No. 12 overall in 2021, a first and third in 2022 and first in 2023) to move up and draft Lance — another reason why many thought he would ultimately be the starter.