1 year after their Super Bowl appearance, the San Francisco 49ers drafted NDSU QB, Trey Lance with the 3rd overall pick in the 2021 draft. And despite what that might entail, Jimmy Garoppolo say he never wanted to leave the team.
The San Francisco 49ers essentially gave up their future to draft a QB in this year’s NFL Draft, a move that sent shockwaves through the league. They traded 3 first-round picks and a third-rounder to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for the 3rd pick on the Draft board. And Jimmy G’s future in San Francisco has been in question ever since.
Filed to ESPN: Dolphins trading No. 3 overall pick to the San Francisco 49ers for the No. 12 pick, a 2021 third-round pick (SF’s comp pick for Robert Saleh hiring) and first-round picks in 2022 and 2023, per sources.
Blockbuster deal with massive ramifications for years to come. pic.twitter.com/nRLMUaWGo5
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 26, 2021
San Francisco, you ready? #ForeverFaithful from here on out @49ers 🙌Check out my #PaniniInstant trading card here #WhoDoYouCollect #RatedRookie #NFLDraft https://t.co/39VZgQN7Or pic.twitter.com/8aJ5Ubddq2
— Trey Lance (@treylance09) April 30, 2021
Garoppolo was great in 2019, but with another injury-ravaged season in 2020, his durability has been in question by many. He started only 6 games in 2020, throwing for 7 scores and 5 interceptions. The 49ers went 3-3 in that span which was a disappointment in comparison to their 13-3 record in 2019.
Even though his future is uncertain, Jimmy G is set on staying in San Francisco for at least 1 more year.
Jimmy Garoppolo says he loves playing in San Francisco
Jimmy Garoppolo said that the thought of him wanting a trade did cross his mind. But he decided against it.
“Oh, no doubt,” Garoppolo said, via Albert Breer of SI.com. “Especially when they first told me, you started imagining situations that aren’t even possible. It crossed my mind at one point. But I didn’t want to do that. I like it here. I like the people. I like the teammates that I’m around. It’s kind of where—I don’t want to say it’s where my career started, but as a starter this is where it was. These players, these teammates, I wouldn’t trade them for the world. I love these guys.”
The new addition of Trey Lance doesn’t change Jimmy G’s starting spot. The 49ers organisation has also been transparent about not wanting to trade Jimmy G. This leaves the door open for a rookie to learn under the veteran in the initial part of the campaign and eventually take over as the starter.
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