Will the San Francisco 49ers trade Jimmy Garoppolo?
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch says that he doesn’t foresee quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo being released by the team anytime soon.
It looks like Jimmy Garoppolo will be with the San Francisco 49ers for the moment, as the team’s general manager says there is no plan to release the quarterback.
“I don’t foresee that, he’s too good a player,” according to Lynch. “I think Jimmy will be playing for us or will be playing for someone else. He’s too good of a player not to be.”
Garoppolo's problematic shoulder
Garoppolo’s outlook with the 49ers has been in question particularly following surgery on his throwing shoulder, which he is believed to have injured during their wild-card victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
He was aware that the 2021 season could be his last with the team even before the surgery in March. He said a couple of months back that he had been burdened by the uncertainty of his future, after calls to put Trey Lance in the starting lineup.
There were earlier indications that Jimmy G would be traded, but Lynch said the operation caused a lot of teams to hesitate and look for other options.
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Garoppolo to stay put with the Niners
Lynch said that the reason why there has been no trade yet is that there have been no concrete offers for the services of the quarterback, and it appears San Francisco will keep the 30-year-old in their roster in the meantime.
Garoppolo is doing rehabilitation for his shoulder, and is not projected to be able to use his arm at 100% until before training camp. His injury will give Lance and Nate Sudfeld the chance to develop in the offseason program.
Trading or releasing Garoppolo would clear more than $25.5 million from San Francisco's salary cap.