Jimmy Garoppolo 49ers have no plans to trade QB unless return
Golden Nuggets: A Jimmy Garoppolo trade is on the horizon Thu, 29 Apr 2021 07:00:00 -0700-With the San Francisco 49ers expected to select their QB of the future at No. 3 overall on Thursday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the team isn't …
Who the San Francisco 49ers' plan to select at No. 3 overall remains a mystery hours before the 2021 NFL Draft kicks off. What's not in question is what the pick will mean for Jimmy Garoppolo's long-term future.
The Niners traded three first-round picks to leap into the third position to select their QB of the future, meaning Jimmy G isn't long for the Bay Area. The question heading into draft night is whether San Francisco could trade the QB before, during or after the draft unless it hangs onto him through the rookie's first season.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday morning that the Niners do not have plays to trade Jimmy G unless the value overwhelms them, per sources informed of the situation.
Of course, plans are often made to be changed.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Thursday on Good Morning Football that several teams will inquire about a trade for the QB who helped get the Niners to a Super Bowl two seasons ago, but nothing is in motion yet.
“My understanding is, you can anticipate multiple teams to be checking in with the 49ers today about a potential trade for Garoppolo,” Pelissero said. “One logical team that's been connected to this for a while now, of course, Garoppolo's original team, the New England Patriots.”
The Patriots have long been dot-connected to Jimmy G. Bill Belichick has liked the QB since drafting him in the second round in 2014. With Cam Newton re-signed for just one season on a backup salary, the Pats could view the 29-year-old Garoppolo as more than a stop-gap. That scenario likely depends on whether Belichick lands his franchise signal-caller during the draft, either at No. 15 overall or with a trade-up. Several other QB-needy teams could also inquire later in the draft if they strike out on snagging one.
Pelissero added two interesting factors that might make it difficult to swing any trade mid-draft: 1) No talks on restructured contracts elsewhere has been discussed; and 2) Garoppolo owns a rarely discussed no-trade clause, which has the potential to throw a wrench into any situation.
Without discussing potential contract restructures with acquiring teams, it could be difficult for a trade to go down during the fury of the draft.
“You have one big complicating factor here: Garoppolo has a no-trade clause in his contract that just kicked in last month,” Pelissero noted. “So, in essence, Garoppolo could scuttle any deal by not agreeing to a restructured contract on the one that is currently due to pay him $25.5 million in 2021.”
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The big news you’ve all been waiting for happened on Wednesday: The 49ers re-signed Tom Compton. Nothing else needs to be done now, right? Happy draft day.
When Garoppolo wasn’t hurt, he wasn’t quite what Shanahan liked either. Yeah, they got to a Super Bowl. Nearly won the thing. But Shanahan’s never been satisfied with him. Too sloppy with the ball. Too slow to decide. Too injury-prone. All those things may be true but I’d bet lodged somewhere deep in Shanahan’s subconscious is that he got sold a bill of goods.
I’ve found it absurd that the Niners were asking for a first-rounder for the very expensive, terribly brittle Garoppolo. Second-rounder? Almost as ridiculous. Despite telling their little football lies all the way — the current one being that they’d actually keep Garoppolo this year — they gotta get rid of him. They may get next to nothing and have to like it.
ESPN’s Todd McShay reported Monday that San Francisco was divided on which quarterback to take: Head coach Kyle Shanahan preferred Jones, but the scouting department was pushing for Lance.
Shanahan was present at the pro-day workouts for Jones, Fields and Lance.
Per ESPN’s Dan Graziano, the 49ers were “extremely involved” in Lance’s pro day April 19, including having him work with quarterback coach John Beck at Shanahan’s request.
The 49ers announced Wednesday they have re-signed offensive lineman Tom Compton to a one-year deal.
He appeared in seven games with three starts after joining San Francisco as a free agent in 2020.
Compton, 31, entered the NFL as a sixth-round choice of the Washington Football Team in 2012. He spent four seasons with Washington.
Compton then spent one year in Atlanta, one year in Chicago, one year in Minnesota and one year with the Jets.
He has appeared in 106 games with 37 starts along the offensive line in his nine seasons.
“I think they’re going to try and get something done in the next few days here,” Maiocco told NBC Sports Boston’s Tom E. Curran. “It’s a weird situation because you’ve already signaled that he has one foot out the door, you don’t want him long-term on your team, so it’s a weird dynamic where, you really expect Jimmy Garoppolo to show up to be your quarterback for the 2021 season while also grooming the young guy behind him?”
But it’s easy to understand why Shanahan might like Jones, who fits Shanahan’s preference for a passer who can win from the pocket. Jones has had success throwing outside the numbers (a 98.0 QBR on such throws is the highest of any qualified Power 5 passer over the past 10 seasons) and throwing deep (he had a perfect 100.0 QBR on throws traveling 20-plus yards in 2020), both areas the 49ers have not used much under Shanahan (26th in QBR outside the numbers and the fewest pass attempts of 20-plus yards).
– April 29, 2021