- The Jimmy Garoppolo trade talks have cooled off, big time, according to a new report.
- One NFL insider believes the trade market for the San Francisco QB has “cratered.”
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You’ve known, I’ve known, and Jimmy Garoppolo has known for months now that San Francisco is going to do everything it can to trade the 30-year-old QB. Now that the time has come to strike a deal, the market for Jimmy G has gotten much, much smaller.
Teams around the league in need of a quarterback have already started making moves, and they haven’t involved Garoppolo.
According to NFL insider Benjamin Allbright, given the movement of QBs over the past week or so, the market is nearly non-existent for Garoppolo.
“The market on [Garoppolo] has cratered,” Allbright told 95.7 The Game. “I don’t think the Colts are in on him at all. I think it’s going to be Mariota.
“I think the shoulder surgery thing is just adding salt to the wound there, and it’s just a bad situation… The Niners were hoping to get a pair of twos for him, and at this point, they’d be lucky to get a day-three pick [for] him.”
Wentz To Washington Hurt Garoppolo’s Value
The Colts traded Carson Wentz to the Washington Commanders, which is a major reason Allbright thinks the market for Garoppolo has shrunk.
“I think they (49ers) overplayed their hand. Any time you’re going to see Washington take on Carson Wentz’s salary and give up two draft picks to do it, and not go after Jimmy Garoppolo, who’s been to a Super Bowl, I think that means you overplayed your hand.
“I feel [Commanders offensive coordinator] Scott Turner and the offense over there in Washington would be just fine with Jimmy Garoppolo at the helm. Carson Wentz is a giant question mark.”
The 49ers still have plenty of time to deal Garoppolo, and they’ll still likely get a deal done, but it could be much harder than they thought.