Now that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is on the mend following shoulder surgical procedure in March, commerce rumors are beginning to resurface, with one sounding too ridiculous to be true. The rumor that Tampa Bay is interested in bringing Garoppolo to Florida has been floating round.
The mere considered this even being contemplated by the Buccaneers is absurd. Did we overlook who the QB is in Tampa? The identical man that wished Jimmy G shipped out of New England. It truly is a marvel generally how a rumor like that will get began. Given the historical past between Tom Brady and Garoppolo, there’s no purpose anybody ought to’ve believed this for a second.
However in line with Garoppolo’s agent, Don Yee, the studies about his consumer going to Tampa Bay are false. That’s coming straight from the Jimmy G inside circle. I didn’t want to listen to Yee say that. It by no means appeared like a reputable choice for the Bucs. Even when Bucs administration have been concerned with Jimmy G, Brady would’ve shut that down shortly.
One Buccaneers coach took a dig at Garoppolo in downplaying the workforce’s curiosity.
“If [Garoppolo] may throw a deep ball, he would’ve gained two Tremendous Bowls already.” The nameless coach told Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Instances.
And why would Garoppolo be okay with backing up Brady for the second time in his profession? Not that he’d have an excessive amount of selection in a commerce situation, however this feels like one thing his agent would put up a battle over with the 49ers. Plus, from the sound of it, Tampa has little to no real interest in Jimmy G at the same time as a backup.
There’s one other NFC workforce, nevertheless, that may be concerned with Mr. Garoppolo’s providers. The Seattle Seahawks want a starting QB, though they’ve gone by means of the offseason to this point telling everybody that they’re happy with Drew Lock. The U.S. Open doesn’t even imagine that. Once more, it simply doesn’t sound plausible that Pete Carroll is ready on going into the 2022 season with Lock underneath heart. Throw Geno Smith in that blend as properly.
Garoppolo can be an improve over each guys presently occupying the QB room in Seattle. The largest impediment is San Francisco’s willingness to commerce Jimmy G contained in the division. Until they’re completely constructive Trey Lance is prepared, this commerce is a longshot at greatest. The very last thing you need to do is commerce a QB to your largest rival within the division and watch him flourish. That’s a troublesome name in the event you’re head coach Kyle Shanahan and basic supervisor John Lynch.
Having stated that, it’s nonetheless extra believable than Garoppolo heading to the Buccaneers. This commerce is a no brainer for Seattle, or at the very least it ought to be. Whereas they’ve solely had “discussions,” they need to go all-in if the Niners are prepared to interact. The one factor I wouldn’t do is surrender a first-round draft choose for Jimmy G. Something from the second spherical on can be in play. When you’re the Seahawks, you don’t have anything to lose.
It seems to be like San Francisco intends to maneuver Garoppolo earlier than the season however for the best value. I believe this could possibly be one other Baker Mayfield-esque scenario the place the 49ers take what they will get for Garoppolo by the point coaching camps get began on the finish of the month. They’ll in all probability wind up taking a fourth-round choose for Garoppolo. Presumably a third-rounder relying on the workforce and the timing of the commerce.