The San Francisco 49ers moved one from starting quarterback a year ago when the team traded up and selected quarterback Trey Lance with the third overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. The San Francisco 49ers had just finished their 2020 season at 6-10, and Garoppolo’s appearing in just games had a lot to do with their disappointing season.
Their plan? Coach up the raw but talented rookie QB Lance, and let veteran Garoppolo take the team as long as he could stay healthy. At the end of the season, the goal was to trade Garoppolo and start Lance. But when the season ended, Garoppolo had surgery to correct an issue in his throwing shoulder. That hard halted any chance to trade him straight-away, and left the 49ers’ off-season in a bit of confusion.
Now? It appears that the 49ers have held internal discussions, and have reached a consensus to go with second-year quarterback Trey Lance this season. Since the trade market for Garoppolo is almost non-existent now, the latest report (see video below) believes that the 49ers will simply release Garoppolo.
The LA Rams quarterback room depth may not be ideal in the eyes of some, but you can count on the team not jumping into any bidding wars for San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. The Rams have their starting quarterback for the foreseeable future in Matthew Stafford, and the Rams are content with backups John Wolford and Bryce Perkins. The team has even added a training camp arm in Luis Perez, who will help the Rams manage the workload in training camp and preseason games.
Garoppolo will want a chance to start, a chance that does not exist with the Rams right now.