While 49ers common supervisor John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan have stated this offseason that Jimmy Garoppolo will stay their quarterback in 2021, there seems to be one group that’s hoping San Francisco adjustments its thoughts and makes a transfer at quarterback.
The New England Patriots, in line with The Boston Sports Journal’s Greg Bedard, need to reunite with Garoppolo.
“From what I collect from speaking to individuals this week, over the previous week, Jimmy Garoppolo nonetheless is way and away their Plan A,” Bedard stated on “The Greg Bedard Patriots Podcast” earlier this week. “That, if they’d to attract it up, precisely the optimum state of affairs for the Patriots for this coming season, it is Jimmy G coming again right here. And after all, that is all depending on the 49ers doing one thing.”
Last offseason, the 49ers flirted with the thought of shifting on from Garoppolo earlier than working it again with the person that helped them get to Super Bowl LIV. But after an injury-riddled 2020 season, a lot of the 49ers’ fanbase is prepared for a brand new quarterback to step in.
The 49ers have been rumored to be linked to Matthew Stafford earlier than he was traded by the Detroit Lions to the Los Angeles Rams for Jared Goff and several other draft picks.
Disgruntled Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has been talked about as a chance for the 49ers, however as of now, his present group has no plans to commerce the 2017 first-round draft choose.
The 49ers may choose one of many quarterback prospects within the 2021 NFL Draft, however that may imply giving up future draft picks with a purpose to transfer up.
ESPN’s Todd McShay launched his up to date Mock Draft and he tasks the 49ers will commerce as much as No. 9 with the Denver Broncos to pick out Alabama quarterback Mac Jones.
“The Broncos may add one thing alongside the traces of an additional second-rounder (No. 43) and maybe a 2022 first- or second-rounder, along with that No. 12 choose this 12 months,” McShay wrote. “It’s powerful to inform at this level simply how keen the Niners might be for a quarterback.”
If the 49ers have been capable of get hold of a top-tier quarterback within the first spherical of April’s draft, they seemingly could be prepared to maneuver on from Garoppolo.
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That could be music to the Patriots’ ears. After dropping franchise icon Tom Brady in free company final spring, they signed former NFL MVP Cam Newton. That union did not go as deliberate and New England completed with a 7-9 file, lacking the playoffs for the primary time since 2008.
But any probability of Patriots’ 2014 second-round draft choose returning to New England this spring relaxation on the 49ers making an sudden transfer for a quarterback. Until that occurs, longtime Pats coach Bill Belichick will simply need to dream about reuniting with Garoppolo.
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