Earlier this month, NFL Network’s Michael Giardi reported that the San Francisco 49ers were telling teams that Garoppolo will cost at least a first-round pick if they wanted him in a trade. Giardi expects that Garoppolo will stay with the team for the 2021 season if nobody meets their asking price.
Fast forward to draft day and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport stated the team doesn’t plan to send Garoppolo packing unless they’re absolutely blown away by the offer.
Unfortunately, it is looking more and more likely that we won’t see a wild draft night trade involving Jimmy G, especially since he has a no-trade clause.
His days with the 49ers are clearly numbered since the team gave up three first-round picks (2021, 2022 and 2023) as part of a package sent to the Miami Dolphins to acquire the No. 3 pick in the draft. Shanahan then made it clear the plan was to select a quarterback.
There has been talk of a reunion between Garoppolo and the New England Patriots, who selected him in the second round of the 2014 draft and where he spent his first four and a half seasons before he was traded to the 49ers. The Pats clearly need a QB, but we’ll have to wait and see if they wee willing to go with the 49ers asking price to secure one.