That's also why former 49ers CB Richard Sherman thinks the team should give Garoppolo another chance next season as well:
“I think he should be the starter again,” Sherman said, per ClutchPoints. “People forget that Aaron [Rodgers] didn’t start his first year and didn’t start his second year."
It's not that Lance isn't a good prospect, but all the expectations and pressure could stall his development instead of uplifting him:
"They’re so ready to rush him in there and they’re rushing him in there with expectation and that’s the hardest thing to do because everybody’s like ‘look what Josh Allen did’ and it’s like Josh Allen’s first couple years he wasn’t this Josh Allen," Sherman explained. "Then it’s like ‘look at Patrick Mahomes’ and it’s like yeah but Patrick Mahomes had his growing pains as well and it’s cool what he’s doing, but if you send him in with those expectations, you have nothing but disappointment.”