Jimmy Garoppolo has permission to seek trade. Analysis of four potential destinations

The 49ers have officially resumed their efforts to trade with Jimmy Garoppolo and his clients are working to that end as well. This underscores the fact that the team desperately wants to move their former apprentice (and his salary of about $25 million) and that Garoppolo doesn’t want to be part of a franchise that clearly sees its future in Trey Lance.

But is this dynamic giving way to a favorable trade, especially as Garoppolo is still working his way into shape after Mars surgery on his shoulder? There are many creative ways to design a deal as Baker Mayfield’s deal to Carolina outlined earlier this month. in this piece, the athleteMichael Sean Duggar, Zack Jackson and Adam Coleman give their best Garoppolo performances, David Lombardi plays 49ers GM John Lynch, weighing his options and ultimately making the decision. – Matt Barrows

How does Garoppolo stack within advanced metrics to other QBs?

You’d think any team would want a quarterback with a 0.16 in overall projected points added (via TruMedia) from the past four seasons, yet Garoppolo’s trajectory is still lost. His four-year average ranks him eighth among eligible midfielders (passers with at least 100 passing attempts in the four-year period).

His EPA of 0.14 from 2021 ranked him ninth in the league, ahead of Dak Prescott, Kirk Cousins ​​and Josh Allen. Garoppolo’s EPA has ranged from good to very good in the past four seasons: 0.13 in 2018, 0.19 in 2019, 0.14 in 2020, 0.14 in 2021. How much is due to Garoppolo and how much is due to overall offensive success is debatable. Regardless, it shows Garoppolo can help steer teams to wins under the right conditions. – Larry Holder

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What can you offer in trade? The giants are far from settled when it comes to their mean proximity in the future. But they are well prepared for 2022. The Giants rejected Daniel Jones’ fifth year option for 2023, making this season the success or break season for the No. 6 selection in 2019. If Jones submits this fall, the Giants can keep him with the franchise or extension. If it fails, the franchise could walk away without restrictions and begin the hunt for a new QB franchise, possibly in next year’s draft.

Also, veteran Giants Tyrod Taylor this spring signed a two-year, $11 million deal to support Jones. In short, they’ll probably ride with these two guys in 2022 or the high waters come. The only way I could see the Giants make a semi-serious push for Garoppolo would be if Jones was injured during pre-season, and even then, Jimmy G. might have already been transferred from San Francisco. It seems very unlikely that they will make an offer, but I don’t know, what about a sixth-round pick in 2023?

How would you work with a giant hat? Thanks to some serious cost cuts this spring by the Giants’ new general manager Joe Schoen – which included releases by James Bradbury, Logan Ryan, Kyle Rudolph and more – the team was able to come up with enough under the salary cap to sign draft picks. But the Giants still have very little room – less than $5 million – which makes the pursuit of Garoppolo much less likely. Even to be considered for a deal, Garoppolo’s salary would have to be regrouped to a much lower figure. – Dan Duggan

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What can you offer in trade? The relationship between Jimmy Garoppolo and Texas has been an ongoing point of discussion for obvious reasons, most notably Texas State General Manager Nick Caserio, who co-drafted Garoppolo in New England in 2014 when Caserio was player personnel manager for the Patriots. Texans need to stick to draft options and they may not have as much talent that San Francisco actually wants, so their pool may be weak. Houston has two round three and three round six in 2023. One might be enough depending on what the market dictates. Anything more than that feels too much for someone coming out of surgery on their shoulder. Also, this isn’t an act of sentiment, but one would have to think that Texas quarterback Davis Mills would be affected by the move. The general consensus around the league is that Mills showed more than enough during the junior season to have a legitimate opportunity to be a key player in Houston.

How does it work with a Texas cap? It’s not offline. Texas has just over $9 million in cover space but there’s room to repackage Garoppolo’s $24.2 million base salary for less money since it’s not guaranteed. Keep in mind that Texans are looking forward to 2023 when they are expected to be among the league leaders in the cover space. But then again, regardless of the Patriots connection, for a team still in the early stages of rebuilding and focused on collecting draft picks, the best move seems to be to stick with Mills. – Adam Coleman

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What can you offer in trade? Not much, which is the key here. Brown will only be at Garoppolo if Deshaun Watson gets suspended for more than half of the 2022 season and only if the Browns can get Garoppolo with something less than his current contract. Plan A for Browns on suspension of Watson has always been Jacoby Brissett, and Brown will have concerns about Garoppolo’s injury history and hefty salary. In addition, Brown has already given up a lot for Watson and they are light on the venture capital.

How would you work with a brown hat? maybe; Back in late March, Brown was orchestrating (and restructuring) big contracts for a 2022 roof space and a major renovation for 2023. They’d be hesitant to take on Garoppolo at his current salary. The Browns and 49ers only seem to fit here if the Browns become the only true suitor. That and a lot of financial haggling led to Brown and the Panthers getting the Baker Mayfield deal done, so stay tuned. – zach jackson

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What can you offer in trade? we will, The Seahawks won’t want to offer much, for several reasons. The 49ers are competitors in the division, so doing so much to improve their roster is just bad business. Also, Garoppolo has a shoulder injury. Even if Garoppolo feels comfortable enough to play a game or two before the start of the season, can Seattle feel comfortable predicting how his arm will handle taking hits in live action? And finally: Garoppolo is expensive. Seattle only has $17 million of space south, according to the NFLPA, so San Francisco will need to eat some of Garoppolo’s $24.2 million base salary on the way out the door. With that in mind, along with the compensation Cleveland just received for trading away from Baker Mayfield, the Seahawks in this scenario would make one of their picks in the fifth round in 2023 β€” if San Francisco ate at least $14.5 million. From Garoppolo remaining salary. They will also be cast in the third series by Jacob Eason if San Francisco wants him.

How would it work with a Seahawks hat? The best Garoppolo version is better than the best Geno Smith and Drew Lock versions we’ve seen, so don’t mistake this as an upgrade to the center chamber if the Garoppolo’s shoulder is in good shape. But Seattle will still pay Garoppolo more than it pays Smith ($3.5 million) and Luke ($1.4) combined. Therefore, Seattle will need to do some salary cap gymnastics to lower Garoppolo’s cap this season and allow some wiggle room to make more transactions to improve the other positions on the roster. As much as it fits the scheme, Garoppolo is a huge downgrade for Russell Wilson, but he can certainly make the same throws that the Seahawks demand of Smith and Lock. – Michael Sean Duggar

Our 49ers

Texans seem to give Garoppolo the most payouts in this scenario, so we’ll happily swap it out with the AFC for a third-round pick. Maybe Brown will reconsider their position if a potential Watson ends up hanging on the shelves throughout 2022, but the 49ers’ primary motivation now is to get Something Versus Garoppolo – It seems that Houston is in line to make the best offer.

Now, it’s important to remember that there is no guarantee of any of Garoppolo’s $24.2 million base salary, so this situation is fundamentally different from Mayfield’s (whose $18.8 million was guaranteed, which required him to make major concessions). Garoppolo has no financial protection for 2022 under his current contract even if he builds a 53-man roster on August 30, so the 49ers or any potential trade suitors should have leverage to reduce his cap number before then. This, of course, could allow for a potential move to make more financial sense.

Ultimately, the 49ers will likely see August 30 as a simple deadline: They want to get a commercial payoff on Garoppolo before they commit to paying him in 2022. They may benefit from injuries elsewhere during camp or another roster move β€” like Watson’s suspension. Potential – to generate more external demand for Garoppolo’s services.

The price will probably drop here just because the 49ers – if they find none of the beneficiaries – seem motivated to launch Garoppolo by August 30, but there could be value to another team in adding a new QB sooner rather than later and having the chance to negotiate an exclusive repackaged deal. with him. This could be the driving force behind the trade.

Simply put, this is a fluid situation. But the introductory offers are all lukewarm, to say the least. But Texas did the best in this exercise. – David Lombardi

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