Kyle Shanahan wanted the Browns to draft Jimmy Garoppolo back in 2018
No one noticed it coming. When Jimmy Garoppolo was once traded on Monday night time, San Francisco wasn’t meant to be the vacation spot. Yes, the 49ers are in determined want of a franchise quarterback, however first-year trainer Kyle Shanahan was once anticipated to pursue Kirk Cousins in the offseason.Turns out, Garoppolo makes numerous sense for the 49ers. For starters, Cousins will most likely command “highest-paid player in the league” standing heading into 2018. And despite the fact that he and Shanahan labored neatly in combination in Washington in 2018-13, Shanahan may be a large Garoppolo fan. In the months main up to the 2018 NFL Draft, Shanahan was once the Browns’ offensive coordinator and the Browns, as is the case each offseason, had been in the marketplace for a franchise quarterback.Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater, all first-round choices, had been the first 3 quarterbacks taken.Meanwhile, Derek Carr and Garoppolo lasted till the 2d around. Which brings us back to Shanahan, who in February published that Manziel wasn’t amongst his top-rated quarterbacks heading into the 2018 draft.”They had me look at every quarterback and evaluate every quarterback,” Shanahan said during Super Bowl week, via Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot. “That’s far and wide. They ask you to assessment everybody and also you give grades and also you inform individuals who you need and also you wait to see what occurs.”So who were Shanahan’s top two favorites?The Browns traded up to No. 22 to grab Manziel. Former general manager Ray Farmer took responsibility for selecting Manziel though owner Jimmy Haslam may have also had something to do with the decision.Whatever the reason, Shanahan was overruled.”I believe other people heard me, however the effects were not there,” Shanahan stated. “I think there were a lot of people who liked Garoppolo. There were other quarterbacks we liked, too. We put a board together. We rank every one. Then, the people who make the decisions, you have to wait and see what happens. As a coach, it’s like that at a lot of places. You have to deal with what happens.”Shanahan left Cleveland after one season — reportedly due to friction on the training group of workers — and went to Atlanta the place he revived Matt Ryan’s profession and parlayed that good fortune into the 49ers’ training process. And now, it sounds as if, he in spite of everything has the quarterback he wanted 3 years in the past.”It’s been a great deal for him I’m sure in the situation he is, being behind Tom [Brady], seeing how they do it,” Shanahan said at the time of Garoppolo. “I am positive when he does get his alternative whether or not it is previous this yr in the two video games he performed or perhaps subsequent yr, who is aware of what’s going to occur — I am positive he will be in a position.”Garoppolo will want a while to be told a brand new offense, however may start making an affect for the 49ers and Fantasy homeowners in Week 14 and 15..