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Jimmy Garoppolo recovery ‘on schedule’, expected to begin throwing soon

by Sam Ryner | 49ers Correspondent | Sat, Jun 25th 6:44pm EDT

According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo’s recovery from offseason shoulder surgery is on schedule and he is expected to begin throwing within a few weeks. (ESPN)

Fantasy Impact:

It’s no secret that the 49ers are expected to trade away Garoppolo and hand the keys to the offense over to 2nd-year QB Trey Lance in 2022. However, Garoppolo’s offseason surgery has been reported to have frozen his trade market as teams don’t want to trade for a QB who is recovering from surgery and it’s unknown if the injury could have lingering effects. Once Garoppolo begins throwing and passes a physical it is likely that his trade market will pick up. The Seahawks and Panthers are two teams that have been rumored to be in the QB market, but it’s unlikely that the 49ers would trade Garoppolo within the division and send him to Seattle, making the Panthers the most likely destination for the veteran QB. Another dark horse trade partner could be the Cleveland Browns if Deshaun Watson is suspended for the 2022 season. The Browns have a playoff-caliber roster, so if they feel as if Garoppolo is a better option than Jacoby Brissett, then it’s possible they make a move for Garoppolo as a one-year rental. Garoppolo has functioned as a QB2 in fantasy when healthy, but his fantasy value for 2022 will be dependent on his recovery and where he’s playing.

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