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San Francisco 49ers Player Retires Amid Injury Controversy; Jimmy Garoppolo Comments On Trey Lance Signing!

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It was announced yesterday in a press conference by San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan that one of the key members of their offense would be returning due to being plagued with injuries. NFL veteran center Weston Richburg will finish his career having appeared in 79 games (78 starts) over six NFL seasons. Richburg was drafted by the New York Giants in the 2nd round of the 2014 NFL draft.

He spent the first four years of his career with the Giants before eventually signing with San Francisco just before the start of the 2018 season. Richburg signed a five year contract valued at $47.5 million. Due to his injuries however, he was only able to start in 28 games.

Richburg spent the first four seasons of his career in the Big Apple before signing with the 49ers prior to the 2018 season on a five-year, $47.5 million free-agent contract. However, injuries ultimately limited him to just 28 starts in San Francisco. He missed the second part of of the 2019 and all of 2020 due to a knee surgery, he also had a hip surgery take place over the most recent offseason thus making it likely his return would be unlikely.

In other NFL news, Jimmy Garoppolo recently commented on the San Francisco 49ers drafting Trey Lance in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft as well as Lance being the presumed starter for the 2021 season.

“When it initially happened, there’s a million emotions that go on throughout your head and you think of all the possible scenarios and things like that,” he said. “But at the end of the day, I want to play football. I want to go out there and win games. That’s what I do. It wasn’t anything too crazy. It took a little while to process everything. But once I did, it was just, go out there and ball. You’ve just got to attack it. NFL is a crazy business, things happen, but you’ve just got to attack it day by day and make the best of it. “If you start thinking about all of those things, especially as a quarterback, you’re going to be in some trouble,” he said. “I’ve got enough things to worry about just with the offense and things like that, trying to improve things here and there. At the end of the day, we’re playing football. That’s what I love to do. I love to go out there and be with the guys, win football games. That’s what I do. It’s one of those things that the situation is what it is. It’s not changing. You just try to make the best of it. The way I do that, I attack each day and just try to put my best foot forward.” 

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