SANTA CLARA — The final practice of 49ers minicamp ended Wednesday afternoon. The players will have roughly the next 40 days to hang out, relax and take a vacation if they choose.
Except for Jimmy Garoppolo.
The 49ers starting quarterback, who hasn’t played 11-on-11 football since he tore his left ACL on Sept. 23, 2018, will spend the next few weeks preparing for training camp with quarterback guru Tom House.
“He knows the offense pretty well,” Garoppolo told reporters Wednesday in the 49ers’ media work room. “He will really help us going forward. These next 40 days will be big.”
House, 72, is a former Major League pitcher who currently runs a quarterback academy in Huntington Beach called 3DQB. He is famous for refining quarterbacks’ passing mechanics, and has worked with some of the best quarterbacks in the world, including Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford, Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, Eli Manning, Joe Flacco, Alex Smith and Tom Brady.
“My agent knew (House) pretty well, so that’s where the connection started,” Garoppolo explained. Garoppolo’s agent, Don Yee, also represents Brady, one of House’s most loyal clients.
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