Jimmy Garoppolo Could Return For Super Bowl If 49ers Advance

Photo: Instagram/Jimmy Garoppolo

Jimmy Garoppolo's return to the 49ers could be possible if they beat the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship Game and advance to Super Bowl LVII.

Despite being inactive for the NFC title game, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported that Garoppolo is "able to practice" based on his ankle scans, according to sources.

Garoppolo sustained a broken left foot in Week 13 but since then, rookie QB Brock Purdy has filled in without a loss.

Photo: Instagram/Jimmy Garoppolo 

The 49ers signed veteran QB Josh Johnson as Purdy's backup, but if the 49ers win and Garoppolo can practice, he could become the backup.

Garoppolo's original recovery estimate was 6-7 weeks and he has been making progress, walking on his own, and working with team medical staff.

The 49ers didn't place him on IR due to his potential playoff return.

Although Purdy has performed well, many fans wonder if Garoppolo should step in, but as of now, Purdy remains QB1.

Having Garoppolo, who is familiar with Shanahan's system, as a backup could be the 49ers' best option if they make it to their second Super Bowl in three years.

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Source: NBC Sports 

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