Jimmy Garoppolo has been the subject of trade news all offseason, but it really ramped up when the 49ers made a bold trade up for the No. 3 pick.
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith decided to float an insane idea out there anyway.
“I’d venture to say Bill Belichick gave the San Francisco 49ers a gift. They gave them Jimmy Garoppolo for a second-round pick (in 2017),” Smith said on ESPN’s “First Take.” “Hell, how about returning the favor? Do something for Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. How about that? And how about this one? Not only do you get Jimmy G back. But you give (the 49ers) Cam Newton. I’d like Cam Newton in San Francisco. I’d like him with actual targets to throw the football to — George Kittle, Deebo Samuel, Raheem Mostert being able to run the football.
” … I’ve lamented (Newton’s) accuracy, or lack thereof, but nevertheless, I’m saying you put him with weapons, the athletic stud that he is. If you still believe in Cam, there is no question on the offensive side of the ball that the San Francisco 49ers, with the play-calling of Kyle Shanahan, is a better option for Cam Newton than Josh McDaniels and Bill Belichick in New England, being bereft of weapons the way that they are.”
Newton anbd the Patriots shocked everybody when both sides agreed to another 1-year deal this offseason.
“Let (Garoppolo) go back to New England, send Cam Newton to San Francisco and get equitable compensation in return,” Smith said. “Let Jimmy G go back to the Patriots. Let Cam Newton go to San Francisco. And we might be singing a different tune about both of them.”
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