49ers fans will finally get another look at their team with Jimmy Garoppolo running the show.
The 27-year-old quarterback will be fully cleared for training camp and preseason action after a physical, general manager John Lynch said Friday .
The offseason is officially over!
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) July 26, 2019
However, the team will take it slow with its franchise quarterback and keep him out of its preseason opener against the Cowboys on Aug. 10.
Garoppolo tore his ACL in the fourth quarter of a Week 3 loss against the Chiefs last year. San Fransisco never recovered from losing Garoppolo and finished the season 4-12 with Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard splitting starting quarterback duties.
Garoppolo participated in the 49ers’ offseason program but sat out 11-on-11 team drills in June.
“The rehab has been great. The whole process, the training staff, and all the coaches put together a great plan. It really went well. To participate in [offseason training activities] the way I did and, hopefully, being full-go for training camp, I couldn’t ask for much more coming off an ACL,” Garoppolo told The Ringer earlier this month. “Knock on wood; we’ll keep it going and stay in a good place.”
Garoppolo signed a five-year deal worth $137.5 million last offseason after winning five consecutive starts to end 2017 following his acquisition from the Patriots.
In other 49ers ACL news, linebacker Kwon Alexander will also miss San Francisco’s game against Dallas as he continues his comeback from an ACL injury, while running back Jerick McKinnon (you guessed it — ACL) was placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list to open camp. McKinnon missed all of last season with the injury but is expected to play in 2019.