General Manager of Niners John Lynch claims that Jimmy G hasn’t received a single trade offer from teams, not even a single team has reached out about making a deal for Jimmy G.
That means that Jimmy might be competing for the job next season with Trey Lance even though that wouldn’t be the ideal situation for the franchise.
If you are wondering why they haven’t gotten any offers, Lynch explains.
So far this offseason, the 49ers have been unable to trade incumbent quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, though not for a lack of effort. Shanahan reiterated what general manager John Lynch said Monday about Garoppolo’s right shoulder surgery derailing potential trades.
That doesn’t change the idea that the natural next step is for Lance to take over as he enters his second NFL season. All signs still point to the Niners hanging on to Garoppolo until he’s healthy and then hoping that trade talks spark back up while Lance continues to develop.
“That’s why we looked into trading Jimmy, because we obviously believe that Trey can be a starter and we’re ready to do that,” Shanahan said. “But if we can’t upgrade our team in another way, we’re not just going to get rid of a good quarterback because we have other quarterbacks on the roster. Quarterbacks are really hard to come by. Some teams don’t have any at all, and the fact that we have three that we’re happy with, that is a good thing.
“We brought Trey here to be that eventually, and I think that will be sooner than later, but when Jimmy gets his surgery and we can’t upgrade our team by getting some good picks until people feel good about that [surgery], I’m all right with that. We’re not just getting rid of him to get rid of him. Jimmy is a good player that we all really like as a person and as a teammate, and we’re going to wait to see whatever helps the Niners the most.”
On Monday, Lynch made it clear that the Niners don’t intend to release Garoppolo and acknowledged the possibility that he could be on the roster in 2022, even at his current cap charge of nearly $27 million. On Tuesday, Shanahan said that he also sees a scenario in which Garoppolo would be around next season, though he hasn’t yet reached the point where he’s considered how a training camp might play out if Garoppolo was still on the team.
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