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The San Francisco 49ers are reportedly going to be on the lookout for a new signal caller under center in 2021, as reports say the team is done with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
Garoppolo has already been ruled out for the team’s week 17 game against the Seattle Seahawks at home.
Injuries have stopped Garoppolo from being the quarterback that many felt he was going to be when the Niners made him the highest paid QB in league history a few years back.
The Niners 29-year-old quarterback has missed 23 games over the last three seasons due to injury, starting just 25 games since he inked a massive five-year deal in 2018 worth $137.5 million.
This season in six starts Garoppolo has led the team to a 3-3 mark, throwing for 1096 yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions.
Last season Garoppolo led the Niners to a birth in the Super Bowl, as he helped the team to a 13-3 mark, throwing for 3978 yards with 27 scores and 13 picks.
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) January 3, 2021
The quarterback is due to count $26.4 million and $27 million against the salary cap the next two seasons.
Despite the report he won’t be back, recently coach Kyle Shanahan said he felt Garoppolo would be the starter at QB in 2021 for the Niners.
“Yes, I do believe Jimmy will be our quarterback next year,” Shanahan said in late December.
The Niners could be one of the suitors for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, who is expected to request a trade according to reports this offseason.
San Francisco made Garoppolo the highest paid QB in league history after he made only 7 career starts in 2018. Already seems to be over. pic.twitter.com/YbPWLwfZj1
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) January 3, 2021
Cam Newton, Philip Rivers, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Andy Dalton are just a few of the names that will be free agents at the QB spot this offseason.