NFL Rumors: Seahawks very interested in Jimmy Garoppolo; 49ers want to stop him

The 49ers are officially quarterback Trey Lance, but Predecessor Jimmy Garoppolo still on the list.

This is said to be for good reason.

On Thursday, former NFL CEO Mike Lombardi said aboutdribbling GMThe podcast, citing a source, states that Garoppolo’s current state of limbo with the 49ers is Their competitors in NFC West are unable to get their claws on him.

“I keep asking teams all the time, why don’t they just cut Jimmy G now? And the answer I got from several teams is, ‘They don’t want him to go to Seattle,'” Lombardi said (h/t 95.7 the game). “I said, ‘Well, how much does Seattle care about Jimmy J?’ ” And the [one source] He said, “Oh, they’re very interested in him.”

So for all the talk about GNU [Smith]And, despite all the talk about Drew Luke, I think Seattle knows they’re going to get Jimmy J and I think San Francisco knows he can go there. So they’re trying everything they can to prevent that, and they don’t have takers.”

The 49 players have been trying to trade Garoppolo since their NFC Championship game ended last season but to no avail. His shoulder surgery in March stymied any talks of a deal early in the off-season, and no interested parties have come forward to trade with him since the team’s desire was reiterated in late July.

It was originally thought that the 49ers might fire Garoppolo early and give the trapped player a chance to find a new job elsewhere when no trade materializes.

But as inevitable as this final release seems, the fact that doing so will make it readily available for the Seahawks to take — or sign.

In Seattle, Smith appears to be the favorite for Locke to win the under-center starting assignment. But even the least concerned football fan can admit that Garoppolo is a clear upgrade for both.

By keeping Garoppolo on their roster as long as possible, the 49ers are avoiding signing for another team – in this case, the Seahawks – while allowing enough time to learn the rules of the game before the first week.

And with the first game against Seattle kicking off in Week Two at Levi’s Stadium, the more time San Francisco can handle, the better.

The most obvious expiration date between 49 players and Garoppolo will be when the team must reduce their roster to 53 players on August 30.

But This situation was only a textbook Until now.

San Francisco could keep Garoppolo on the 53-man roster and then cut him before the rosters in the September 11 season opening lock-up at 4 p.m. on September 10 — an idea that Lombardi believes is a real possibility.

“So I think it’s going to happen on the Friday before the opening weekend, I think they’re going to cut Jimmy J,” Lombardi said. “I think that’s the time they’re going to cut it, and then he’s going to have to go get his contract done and go to Seattle and go there.

“But there’s no interest in letting Seattle have a week of prep with Jimmy J to take center position at the start. But I think, you’ve told me reliably, Seattle is the team he wants.”

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As coach Kyle Shanahan previously stated, Garoppolo’s current situation is the result of the 49ers also needing to do what’s best for the team. as suggested 49ers are open to “any” possibility With Garoppolo, including keeping him on the team.

Even though the trading partner has not advanced, this does not mean that no teams see the value of what a veteran quarterback can offer. Or, in this case, at least “very interested”.

After all is said and done, it seems very likely that the Faithful 49ers won’t come close to seeing another Garoppolo.

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