It was a hectic year for the 49ers QB room that saw every one of their QBs gets hurt at some point.
Yet they still made it to the Super Bowl.
There have been a lot of rumors about which QBs they will keep and which ones will have the chance to win the starting job for next season. Most think it will be Brock Purdy and Trey Lance fighting for the starting job, with Jimmy Garoppolo being the odd man out. Especially considering head coach Kyle Shanahan said it’s unlikely Jimmy G would be back with the team.
Now Jimmy G needs to find a new home, and according to reports from ESPN’s Dan Graziano, his new home might not be too far from San Francisco.
“If they can’t get him, a lot of people in Indianapolis this week expect (head coach Josh) McDaniels and GM Dave Ziegler to pursue free agent quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, whom they know from his time in New England early in his career. There’s also some chatter that McDaniels might try to acquire Mac Jones from the Patriots, though it seems unlikely New England would consider moving the 2021 first-rounder.”
Missing out on Aaron Rodgers and then moving on to Jimmy G doesn’t seem ideal, but the Raiders need a new QB, so he’s better than nothing.
I think it would make more sense to draft a young QB and start fresh unless you are thinking of Jimmy G as a one-year bridge QB. Jimmy G will likely want a longer-term contract and assurances about his job security before signing with any team.
Free agency will be very interesting on the QB market, with the draft about a month away and a strong QB class available to teams who need a QB.
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