SANTA CLARA — So, is Jimmy Garoppolo really, truly the 49ers starting quarterback?
Last week, before Garoppolo debuted as the 49ers starting quarterback, before he completed 70 percent of his passes and threw for 293 yards and beat the Chicago Bears on the road, head coach Kyle Shanahan said he would decide on a weekly basis if Garoppolo will start or go back to the bench.
So what about this week?
“I’ll let you know at the end of the week,” Shanahan said with a coy smile at his Monday news conference.
Then he said, “I’m just joking.”
Yes, Garoppolo is the 49ers’ starting quarterback. And no, not just for this week. Garoppolo will start the five remaining games on the 49ers schedule, Shanahan said.
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