The San Francisco 49ers didn't expect to retain Jimmy Garoppolo heading into the 2022 season and he eventually returned, but his tenure with the team is all but over heading into the 2023 offseason.

“No, I don’t see any scenario of that,” Shanahan said when asked if Garoppolo could return.

The 49ers were close to trading Garoppolo last offseason.

Brock Purdy finished 2022 as the starter, but he will be out at least six months with a torn UCL. Trey Lance was lost for the season in Week 2.

The 49ers won't seek a veteran starter due to the presence of Purdy and Lance even though both are coming off major injuries.