QB - SF
Per Matt Barrows of the Athletic, HC Kyle Shanahan reports QB Jimmy Garoppolo is healthy and his ankle looks good.
Garoppolo (ankle) looks to be healthy as he is back taking snaps and seemingly competing for the starting QB spot with rookie Trey Lance. It's still early and the 49ers haven't made a decision on their starting QB heading into 2021, but having a healthy Garoppolo gives them the option of not having to throw Lance into the fire if he's not ready. There is still a lot of time before the start of the season so Garoppolo will remain the subject of conversation for some time. Considering Garoppolo has missed 23 games in the last three years this is at least a positive note regardless of what team he suits up for in Week 1.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting that the Patriots are not expected to trade for QB Jimmy Garoppolo.
“If the two sides could even come to terms (a big if), it would take a complex contract negotiation to get it done, ” said Rapoport. The Patriots don't have the room to fit Garoppolo’s current contract. Several teams reportedly contacted the 49ers about the availability of Garoppolo, but the chances of a deal are slim. It remains to be seen if Jimmy G will be dealt, but a reunion with the Patriots seems unlikely. The 49ers acquired the No. 3 pick of the 2021 NFL Draft and will most likely select a quarterback. Mac Jones, Justin Fields, or Trey Lance have been linked to San Francisco. Garoppolo completed 67.1 percent of his passes for 1,096 yards, seven touchdowns, and five interceptions across six games for the 49ers in 2020. Stay tuned.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that several teams are expected to contact the 49ers about the availability of Jimmy Garoppolo, but the chances of a deal are currently "remote."
Schefter adds that things could change within the next 72 hours. The problem the 49ers have is they possess no leverage in trade talks, since everyone knows they already made their big move for a QB in this draft. There's always a chance that Garoppolo could serve as a bridge starter, but San Francisco would likely prefer to get some compensation for him. We'll see how hungry other teams are for his services.
Jason La Canfora of CBS reports there's a "very strong expectation" throughout the industry that the 49ers try and trade QB Jimmy Garoppolo before or during the draft.
La Canfora notes the timing isn't great with five QBs about to go in the first round, but that Garoppolo's future with the team is seen as bleak. San Francisco doesn't have any leverage in trade talks at the moment, so it's possible a savvy front office could wind up landing him on the cheap.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the 49ers don't have plans to trade QB Jimmy Garoppolo.
San Francisco just moved up to the No. 3 spot in this year's NFL Draft, which obviously signals they want to take a quarterback. However, it's sounding as if they would be comfortable sitting a rookie QB for a year. The Chiefs did this recently with Patrick Mahomes, though it isn't all that common for top draft picks these days. The 49ers might still move Garoppolo if they receive a big offer, but as of now it sounds as if he'll enter 2021 as the team's starter.
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