Where is Jimmy Garoppolo going to end up?
The NFL quarterback carousel is slowing to a stop, and there are two horses nobody seems to want. Jimmy G is looking more and more like a guy who might be destined to be relegated to the bench or released with the 49ers committing to Trey Lance, while Baker Mayfield has gone from Cleveland darling to throw away after the team traded for Deshaun Watson.
It’s pretty wild considering Garopollo led the 49ers to the NFC Championship, and Mayfield took the Browns to the playoffs in 2020.
NFL insider Mike Florio is now laying out more on the troubling Jimmy Garoppolo situation:
“What will the 49ers do with Jimmy Garoppolo? At this point, it’s anyone’s guess,” Florio writes.
Teams don’t believe either is talented enough to win a Super Bowl, and bad teams aren’t willing to take on their salaries in exchange for winning a few more games that won’t do them any good, especially if it screws up their draft position.
At the beginning of the offseason, you had teams like the Bucs who didn’t have a QB, the Broncos had struck out on Aaron Rodgers with the announcement he was returning to Green Bay, and the Colts had ended the short-lived Carson Wentz era, sending him to Washington. Since then, Brady returned, Russell Wilson was traded to Denver, and the cherry on top was Indianapolis working a deal for Matt Ryan.
The 49ers are running out of time and teams as the Draft draws near.