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Garoppolo back as starter for 49ers after offseason intrigue

Garoppolo kept the job even though San Francisco traded three first-round picks to draft Trey Lance third overall.
Credit: AP
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo speaks at a news conference at NFL football training camp in Santa Clara, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Jimmy Garoppolo is back for a fourth season as San Francisco's starter at quarterback despite an offseason full of intrigue and speculation. 

Garoppolo kept the job even though San Francisco traded three first-round picks to draft Trey Lance third overall. But his time as starter could be limited. 

The Niners wanted to move slowly with Lance and coach Kyle Shanahan says Garoppolo has had his best offseason since joining the team.