Sport 49ers could move on from Jimmy Garoppolo?

21:15  25 october  2020
21:15  25 october  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

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One season removed from a surprise appearance in the Super Bowl, Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers find themselves mired in mediocrity.

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San Francisco enters Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots at 3-3. More than any other NFL team, the 49ers have dealt with myriad injuries this season. That includes Garoppolo, who missed two games with a high ankle sprain.

We now have some more information on Garoppolo and his future with the 49ers, who could move on from the QB.

“It’s wait and see. He’s (Garoppolo) still under evaluation. It could go in a few different directions, and is it possible he’s not the guy next year? That’s fair,” CBS Sports Jason La Canfora reported Sunday. “I don’t think that’s lost on anybody.”

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A source close to the situation paints this picture. Does Kyle Shanahan want to exhaust $26.9 million in cap room on Garoppolo when the 49ers themselves are going to have a salary-cap problem? Remember, future Hall of Famers Trent Williams and Richard Sherman are slated to become free agents. By either releasing or trading Garoppolo, the 49ers would save north of $24 million in cap room.

What would a divorce with Garoppolo look like?

That’s the million-dollar question right now. Despite his inconstancies, Garoppolo would be seen as an upgrade for over half the NFL. He’s a winner. He led the 49ers to the Super Bowl. This leads me to believe that they could net something for Garoppolo in a trade.

Garoppolo contract situation

That leads me to this point. Garoppolo signed a five-year, $137.5 million contract extension with the 49ers back in February 2018. At that time, it made Garoppolo the highest-paid quarterback in NFL history.

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However, the quarterback market continues to reset itself on a near-monthly basis. It was just this past offseason that Patrick Mahomes signed a 10-year extension with the Chiefs that could pay him north of $500 million. It’s in this that Garoppolo boasts the 11th-largest cap hit among NFL quarterbacks next season. That’s not too shabby for someone of his ilk.

Options if the 49ers move on from Garoppolo

It’s all dependent on how the remainder of the 2020 season plays out for the 49ers. Garoppolo, 28, has been pretty darn solid for the Niners since they acquired him in a trade with the New England Patriots during the 2017 NFL season. He boasts an absurd 21-7 record as a starter and has thrown twice as many touchdowns (46) than interceptions (23).

Even then, it’s readily apparent that the 49ers are not yet sold on him as the long-term face of the franchise. If that’s the case, San Francisco has options.

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In free agency, that would include former NFL MVP Cam Newton and potentially even Philip Rivers of the Indianapolis Colts. As for the trade market, Matt Ryan and Matthew Stafford could potentially become available. There’s also a chance the 49ers go with either current backup Nick Mullens or make a move for one of the top quarterbacks in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Either way, Garoppolo is not settled in as the 49ers’ long-term solution under center. He’ll have to prove himself once again over the next 10 games.

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49ers still view Jimmy Garoppolo as their QB of the future? .
The Niners will have paid out all of the guaranteed money on Garoppolo’s contract by the start of the 2021 league year, which means they will have the option of releasing him next season.Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network said this week that he has been told the 49ers still view Garoppolo as their quarterback of the future. Although, San Francisco is expected to enter the draft with an open mind at the position and would not pass up an opportunity to draft a QB early. Pauline compares the situation to what happened with the Philadelphia Eagles, who drafted Jalen Hurts in the second round this year despite having Carson Wentz.

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