NFL training camps are starting, which means some teams will get a closer idea of who their starting QB will be after the QB battles.
One of those teams with a very important QB battle set to happen is the 49ers with Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo.
Most thought that when the 49ers drafted Lance 3rd overall in the 2021 draft, he’d be the team’s QB of the future, but it doesn’t seem that way right now.
Especially considering many 49er players reportedly prefer Jimmy G over Lance. According to former player and NFL analyst Sean Salisbury, many guys want Jimmy G to be the starter after he spoke with someone close to the team.
If that is true, they might just have to make Jimmy the starter because if the team isn’t behind Lance, it probably won’t work. Here is the latest on Jimmy G’s potential trade.
There’s been buzz about the Seattle Seahawks and Houston Texans potentially being interested, but the Dolphins are somewhat new.
However, it does make a lot of sense.
For starters, and perhaps the biggest reason, Garoppolo would be reuniting with former Niners offensive coordinator, now-Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel, who’ll likely be eager to put his own stamp on a restructuring franchise that has experienced a mixed bag of results with incumbent quarterback Tua Tagovailoa the last two years.
Currently, according to Over the Cap, the Dolphins carry just over $16.3 million in cap space, meaning there’d have to be some sort of negotiations involving splitting salaries or a restructured contract, should Garoppolo be moved and with the intent of divvying up his $25.5 million post-trade salary.
While this isn’t necessarily ideal from the 49ers’ vantage point, even if they had to eat roughly $10 million to make the trade work while getting a mid-round NFL Draft pick back from Miami, it’d still clear up a hefty $15-plus million in much-needed cap space.
And just like he helped engineer a franchise turnaround when he arrived with the Niners in the middle of 2017, Garoppolo could then follow suit with a well-known face in McDaniel with the Dolphins and help push that squad up in the AFC rankings.
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