Jan 9, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

49ers not rushing potential Jimmy Garoppolo trade

March 28, 2022

The San Francisco 49ers do not seem to be in a hurry to move on from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

The NFL quarterback carousel has been spinning ever since the Los Angeles Rams won the Super Bowl. Despite all of the movement around the league and teams getting their new quarterback, one name that was expected to be traded still remains with the organization. That is Jimmy Garoppolo of the San Francisco 49ers, who appeared likely to be moved to a new team this offseason.

According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, the 49ers are going to remain patient and “seem likely to hold onto Jimmy Garoppolo for a while,” to see if a trade offer is sent their way as Garoppolo heals up from shoulder surgery.

49ers ‘seem likely’ to hold onto Jimmy Garoppolo

After all of the movement, like Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos, Carson Wentz to the Washington Commanders, Deshaun Watson to the Cleveland Browns and Matt Ryan to the Indianapolis Colts, there are not many landing spots for Garoppolo. There could be a path for the veteran to be traded elsewhere following the NFL Draft, depending on which teams use a high draft pick on a quarterback.

Garoppolo has had his fair share of injuries this past season, including a torn ligament in his right thumb. Despite the ailments, Garoppolo played well enough for the 49ers to make a run to the NFC Championship Game.

The thing is, Garoppolo’s time in San Francisco is limited, considering Trey Lance is bound to take over as the starter, considering the draft capital they surrendered to trade up to the third-overall pick last year.

Garoppolo has one year remaining on his contract, where he carries a $26.95 million cap hit.