Predicting where Jimmy Garoppolo wants to go if 49ers trade him

Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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Jimmy Garoppolo, Bud Dupree, San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) is hit by Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree (48) Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 1: Jimmy Garoppolo to the Pittsburgh Steelers

Of course, you being a family man, Jimmy Garoppolo, your ideal dream would be to go back and play for your hometown Chicago Bears. But the Bears’ first-round investment in quarterback Justin Fields completely negates that, and they’ve been a notoriously poorly run franchise for a while now anyway.

You know what franchise hasn’t been poorly run? The Pittsburgh Steelers.

You’re fully aware Pittsburgh has the best solidarity at head coach with Mike Tomlin, and the Steelers seemingly find draft gems at wide receiver on a year-to-year basis, and Diontae Johnson along with Chase Claypool have now taken over those roles from JuJu Smith-Schuster and, previously, Antonio Brown.

More importantly, Pittsburgh seems poised to finally send off future Hall of Fame quarterback Ben Roethlisberger into the sunset, opening up the door for a younger quarterback to take the reins in front of a promising running game with Najee Harris and opposite an elite-caliber defense.

Sure, you’re aware the Steelers offensive line isn’t good at all. But without Roethlisberger’s 2022 cap number on the books, Pittsburgh will have far more than $43 million to absorb your contract and make some much-needed improvements to the O-line.

It isn’t as if the Steelers have a ton of roster holes elsewhere anyway.

If anything, the win-now Jimmy Garoppolo is fully aware Pittsburgh is perennially in the postseason hunt, too, making this your ideal destination in 2022.

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