Jimmy Garoppolo Trade Rumors: 49ers Believe He's a Good QB Who Should Have Suitors

The San Francisco 49ers are reportedly still trying to trade Jimmy Garoppolo and expect a bigger market for the veteran quarterback, as ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler explained Sunday on SportsCenter:

“Where the 49ers don’t want to trade Deebo Samuel, they definitely have interest in trading Jimmy Garoppolo, who’s got $26 million on the books and they believe he’s a good quarterback who should have suitors.

“The problem remains that he’s got that shoulder issue that he had surgery on. He won’t be able to throw until the summer, so there was never going to be any urgency around Garoppolo during draft time. But the Panthers, they drafted Matt Corral in the third round, they could always circle back here with Garoppolo closer to the summer, see if the price tag is right. But the 49ers are pretty much set on moving forward with Trey Lance as their starting quarterback next year.”

San Francisco has been looking to trade Garoppolo for much of the offseason, but a shoulder injury has limited the market for the 30-year-old. Even head coach Kyle Shanahan admitted in March that the surgery delayed potential trade talks, via Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Garoppolo has a $26.95 million cap hit for 2022, but the team would save $25.55 million by either trading or releasing the player, per Spotrac.

This article will be updated soon to provide more information and analysis.

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