The San Francisco 49ers tried to trade veteran quarterback Jimmy Garoppolobut in vain.
And the 49ers are not close to a deal, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported Sunday.
“The 49ers have said very clearly that they intend to trade him,” Rapoport said. “Obviously I won’t be with the team next season. However, my understanding is that there’s no clear trading partner for Jimmy Garoppolo at this point. Look around the NFL, think about who can take that paycheck, think about who can take that paycheck. starting quarterback There’s no obvious option Maybe a quarterback isn’t developing the way everyone thinks or maybe there’s an injury and one could develop, but from now on it’s a bit of a wait and see.
“So, how long are the 49ers willing to wait? As far as I know, they’re willing to wait all the way until the day of the cutdown. And in fact, it wouldn’t make much sense for the 49ers to, say, go now on to Jimmy Garoppolo, because what if another quarterback gets hurt, or what if there’s some sort of need? Sounds like they’re going to hold him as long as possible to see if a trading market develops before eventually – and probably – moving on go from him.”
Garoppolo is likely “a few weeks away” from being ready to hit the field after an offseason shoulder surgery, Rapoport reported.
San Francisco announced during the off-season that Trey Lance will be the starting quarterback next season. The 49ers traded for the #3 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft to select Lance, who played for North Dakota State.
If healthy, Garoppolo has been San Francisco’s leading quarterback since October 2017, when they took him over from the New England Patriots. They have reached the NFC Championship Game in two of the past three seasons with Garoppolo at the center and reached the Super Bowl in 2019.
Garoppolo finished last season with 3,810 passing yards, 20 passing touchdowns, 12 interceptions and a 98.7 quarterback rating, completing 68.3% of his passes.
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