The San Francisco 49ers appear to be taking their time getting rid of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
Since the Los Angeles Rams won the Super Bowl, the NFL quarterback carousel has been spinning. Despite all of the movement in the league and teams receiving their new quarterbacks, one name that was supposed to be dealt with is still with the team.
That’s San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who appeared to be on his way to a new team this summer.
According to NBC Sports Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco, the 49ers will be patient and “seem inclined to hold onto Jimmy Garoppolo for a while,” to see if a trade deal comes their way as Garoppolo recovers from shoulder surgery.
At the NFL Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., where all teams have gathered for the next few days. The #49ers are likely to remain patient. They seem willing to hold onto Jimmy Garoppolo for a while to allow him to get healthy and see if any trade scenarios materialize.
— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) March 27, 2022
Jimmy Garoppolo seems likely to stay with the 49ers.
There aren’t many landing options for Garoppolo after the movements of Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos, Carson Wentz to the Washington Commanders, Deshaun Watson to the Cleveland Browns, and Matt Ryan to the Indianapolis Colts.
Depending on which clubs use a high overall pick on a quarterback, there could be a road for the veteran to be dealt elsewhere after the NFL Draft.
This season, Garoppolo has dealt with a number of injuries, including a torn ligament in his right thumb. Despite his health issues, Garoppolo was able to lead the 49ers to the NFC Championship Game.
The problem is that Garoppolo’s time in San Francisco is limited, given that Trey Lance is expected to take over as the starter, especially given the draft capital they gave up last year to trade up to the third overall pick.
Garoppolo’s contract has one year left on it, with a cap hit of $26.95 million.