The San Francisco 49ers have stood by quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, despite all the rumors that the team is set move the veteran.
The Niners have been vocal that a trade with the quarterback is NOT forthcoming, and that as of now, Garoppolo is the No. 1 QB to start 2021.
Not so fast.
Michael Giardi of NFL Network says that, no matter how often the Niners make the declaration that they won’t trade Garoppolo, NFL teams that need a QB are very much still willing to talk. Giardi says that San Francisco is still demanding a first-round pick for Garoppolo, no matter who calls.
However, some in the league also believe that the Niners may drop the price after the NFL Draft, once they select a quarterback No. 3 overall, which everyone expects them to do.
Called around in attempt to reaffirm San Fran’s price on Jimmy Garoppolo remaining a 1st rounder. I was not dissuaded. League sources say that hasn’t changed. There does remain a belief that ask may change post-draft, once the Niners get the QB at #3 in their building.
— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) April 12, 2021
There has to be a breaking point with Garoppolo sometime soon. The Niners either have to move him or put him under center. They need to stop with the back and forth and keeping the quarterback in limbo.