Kyle Shanahan is dismissing rumors that Jimmy Garoppolo might be done with the San Francisco 49ers.
Garoppolo is recovering from a high ankle sprain, which has put his season in jeopardy.
"I expect Jimmy to be our starter next year," Shanahan said. "I expect him to come and play with us this year. We have six games left, we are not out of the playoffs yet. I have been on a team that was 3-6 going into a bye week that ended up winning their division. I think we have guys on this team that are capable of finishing this the right way. We've got to do it one game at a time, and I hope Jimmy can be a part of that.
"But to think that we've made any decisions on anybody going into the future isn't the case. Jimmy has won a lot of games for us. It's a lot harder to win games when he's not here. Just hoping we can get him back."
Including the playoffs, the 49ers are 24-9 with Garoppolo as the starting quarterback since he arrived in 2017.