Many quarterbacks are predicted to change teams prior to the start of the 2021 NFL season. The San Francisco 49ers are not likely to be one of them according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. Garafolo gave his thoughts during a segment on TV Saturday.
The first rumor he put to rest was that the 49ers were on the verge of trading Garoppolo to the Detroit Lions for Matthew Stafford. “Not according to the folks in San Fransisco who said, Nope not us.” said Garafolo.
Garafolo has heard a lot of positives while speaking to people in the 49ers organization about Jimmy Garoppolo and their future with him. There is clearly nothing that has indicated that the 7 year veteran out of Eastern Illinois will be moved before the start of the season.
With that being said, this is the NFL and trade offers typically follow rumors. The 49ers could get an offer that they absolutely can’t refuse. That is why Garafolo can’t completely rule out a trade.
“Now I can’t guarantee you that they are not going to trade for a quarterback this offseason, Jimmy Garoppolo might be elsewhere,” Garafolo said. “But I hear a lot of positives when I talk to the folks in San Fransisco in regards to how they feel about Jimmy Garoppolo.”
This comes after the Los Angeles Rams made a big trade for Matthew Stafford. The Rams sent Jared Goff, two future first-round draft picks, and a third-round draft pick in exchange for Stafford Saturday night. The 49ers were rumored to be a front-runner for Stafford but apparently, those were just rumors.
Jimmy Garoppolo looks to get the 49ers back in the Super Bowl mix after missing most of the 2020 season due to injury. Garoppolo has one of the best records against winning teams in the NFL and made the 49ers a contender when he was healthy. It is no surprise they are allowing him a chance to lead the team when healthy.