5 teams who should call 49ers about Jimmy Garoppolo
No. 3: Pittsburgh Steelers
It’s no secret the Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to eventually move on from their future Hall of Fame signal-caller, Ben Roethlisberger, as soon as possible. Yet they don’t seem to have a contingency plan in place. Maybe the Steelers are focused on doing so in 2022, but a would-be transition to a rookie doesn’t exactly afford Pittsburgh much layover time.
So this would make a lot of sense, as they would be able to secure the services of a trusty quarterback for the future without having to endure the risk of rebuilding under a young signal-caller.
Also, keep in mind the Steelers are still a very good team, so drafting their quarterback of the future will be tougher than some may think. They currently own the No. 24 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, meaning the top QBs in this year’s class are going to be out of reach, barring a lucrative trade-up into the top 10.
Getting after Jimmy Garoppolo would keep Pittsburgh competitive while also providing stability.
Mind you, the Steelers don’t have much money to work with, so Jimmy G would be tough to fit onto the roster unless he is willing to rework his current deal. Though, if things worked out, Garoppolo would be in heaven with the amount of receiving options he would have in Pennsylvania. The Steelers are also a historically successful franchise, so it can be assumed that he would be in good hands for years to come as the team is rarely out of the Super Bowl conversation for long.
This is a spot I’d personally love for Garoppolo but is also probably the least likely on the list.