Several days earlier, the 49ers had essentially invited one or more of the other 31 teams to make an offer, none, for quarterback. Jimmy Garoppolo. Since then, there has been no reporting (Czech Twitter) of any team, name or anonymous, interested in Garoppolo.
It appears that the 49ers and Garoppolo have decided, at least for now, to wait for a starting quarterback with another team to recover from an injury at the end of the season. This will be a win-win for the team and the player; The 49ers will receive a more significant return, and Garoppolo will be more likely to receive all or most of his $25 million compensation package for the final year of his current contract.
But season-ending injuries to starting quarterbacks do not occur on a regular basis during training camp (where they are not touched) or preseason (where they rarely play). Unless a starter goes down or makes a bargain-basement offer (and Garoppolo agrees to a much lower salary), he’s taking the cut—likely when the roster gets to 53.
Eventually, he will join the other team. He is in the range of the top twenty, which means there are about 10 starters worse off than him. So, yes, he will get another chance.
The people at DraftKings have posted three favorites, The Seahawks have the lowest odds of +275. Next, the dolphins (sorry, TuAnon) at +330. In third place are Texans at +400.
Seattle would be a compelling landing site, for obvious reasons. Including the fact that Seattle visits San Francisco in week two. For now, though, coach Pete Carroll is intent on working with it. Geno Smith or Drew Lock.
Of course, Miami would also be a compelling result. they have Teddy Bridgewater on board as a backup. The Dolphins will likely choose Garopolo not as a backup but as a potential replacement for the starter.
Does this sound crazy? Ask yourself this question. Jimmy Garoppolo and . which quarterback among Is Tua Tagovailoa more accomplished? With former 49ers assistant Mike McDaniel running the show with Kyle Shanahan on offense, who would be more likely to get the most from an otherwise stacked Miami team?
This seems impossible, as the dolphins are all over the tua. Of course, they tried to get Deshan Watson in 2021 and Tom Brady in 2022. Moreover, they are all with Tua.
So how are they all? He clearly made a mistake with Tua Justin Herbert with the fifth pick in the 2020 draft. Some teams that make a mistake admit it and move on, which the Dolphins try to do by chasing Watson and Brady. The mistakes other teams make are doubled. Who will be doing dolphins now.
Maybe it’s just a question of whether the Dolphins can get a major upgrade or a lighter one. Regardless, those who have every reason to know about land have dolphins at 3.3-to-1 to get to Garoppolo.
Finally, Texans. His GM, Nick Casario, had drafted Garoppolo in New England eight years earlier. They claim to be ready to go along Davis Mills. Which is the best way to play it, if they are secretly waiting for a chance to snatch Garoppolo as a low cost free agent.
Which he absolutely would, unless a starting quarterback bleeds an Achilles or rips an ACL in the next month.
The Seahawks, Dolphins, Texan betting favorites to land Jimmy Garoppolo, originally appeared on Pro Football Talk.