The Facts: Garoppolo has not yet been cleared for full contact and was kept out of team drills for the offseason program, though he participated in 7-on-7 and individual drills. But Garoppolo has mostly moved past the rehabilitation stages of his recovery and is focused on playing at a high level once he is fully cleared. To that end, Garoppolo is turning this summer to Tom House -- one of the NFL's most well-known quarterback whisperers -- and the staff at 3DQB at their quarterback academy in Huntington Beach, California.
Diehards Line:In his short time working with Garoppolo, House has already been impressed by what he's seen. Garoppolo checks many of the same boxes as the big-name quarterbacks with whom House has worked in the past -- Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Alex Smith and Carson Palmer are just a handful of the star signal-callers who have spent time under House's tutelage. House, who began working with quarterbacks in 2006, when Brees was rehabbing his dislocated right shoulder, said Garoppolo is as humble and hungry for success as those other star quarterbacks, which makes his job much easier. "When he shows up, you know what you're going to get," House said. Fantasy owners hope to say the same once he's back on the field. Slowly but surely, Garoppolo has progressed, and the Niners are confident he will be ready to go at the start of training camp.