49ers starting quarterback Trey Lance is one year out. Jimmy Garoppolo joins in.
The 49ers will probably have to add someone else to the San Francisco depth chart.
Currently, rookie Brock Purdy is the only other quarterback on the 49ers roster. The last man taken in the 2022 draft defeated Nate Sudfeld for the third spot on the active roster.
Furthermore, the cabinet is currently bare. And Sudfeld is now the backup in Detroit.
Available free agents include Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick (we all know this doesn’t happen). They may also attempt to place a player who is currently on another team’s practice squad, such as Josh Rosen, into the active roster. Rosen has previously spent time with the 49ers and is currently on the Cleveland practice squad.
Under the rule, however, the 49ers cannot sign a quarterback from the Broncos’ training squad as they play Denver in six days. This prevents the 49ers from signing Josh Johnson (who has experience with the 49ers and most other teams in fact) until next weekend. Johnson is a member of the Denver practice squad.
Coach Kyle Shanahan will probably have to do something unless he’s willing to risk rolling with Brock Purdy. Garoppolo has had durability issues in the past. It’s one of the reasons the 49ers traded for Trey Lance. If Garoppolo gets injured, it’s Purdy or whoever they can find.
49ers will likely need to add another quarterback, who soon appeared on Pro Football Talk