Comparing Jimmy Garoppolo trade value to other quarterback trades

Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Carson Wentz, Indianapolis Colts
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Jimmy Garoppolo Market, Trade No. 3: Eagles trade Carson Wentz to Colts

If there’s one advantage Jimmy Garoppolo has entering this offseason, he didn’t necessarily “flame out” like Sam Darnold did with the Jets or now-Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz did with his previous team, the Philadelphia Eagles.

Wentz, another one of those notable offseason quarterback moves, led the NFL in interceptions in Philly his last season there, 2020, which certainly didn’t up his value on the market. Neither did speculative reports about him clashing with coaches and being a toxic member within the Eagles locker room.

Nevertheless, Indy convinced itself to reunite Wentz with his former quarterbacks coach in Philly, now-Colts head coach Frank Reich, by sending off a conditional second-round draft pick in 2022 and a third-round pick to Philadelphia in exchange for Wentz.

That conditional pick would turn into a first-round selection if Wentz appeared for at least 75 percent of the Colts’ offensive snaps in 2021.

Wentz hit that mark and then some, reaching 98 percent of offensive snaps last season.

Garoppolo tossed more interceptions than Wentz (seven) this season, but the former was far more effective in accuracy and total yards overall.

It might be tough convincing a team to go with the conditional route, but it has to be in play.