4 trades 49ers absolutely won’t make entering 2022 offseason

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49ers won’t-happen trade No. 1: Tom Brady comes home

You’d almost file this under being wholly laughable, but the fact it stemmed from the New England Patriots’ radio broadcaster, Scott Zolak, gives it some modest credit.

During an appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Zolak & Bertrand Show (h/t NESN), Zolak pointed out quarterback Tom Brady’s recent retirement from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and from football could come to a quick end.

Provided the Niners would be willing to ship off Garoppolo to the Bucs in exchange for Brady’s rights:

"I just think that [joining the 49ers] is what Brady’s focused on. He’s been focused on it for two years, and they’ve gotta deal Jimmy, and [Brady] knows that [Trey] Lance isn’t ready and he knows that team is built to win now. That’s attractive to him. Name another one that’s attractive where it’s plug-and-play."

OK, so Brady was on record saying he wanted to play until he was 45 years old yet retired at 44. And he did grow up a San Francisco fan, his parents still living in nearby San Mateo, California.

What’s crazy about this proposed trade idea is it’s probably the one out of these four that makes the most plausible sense. The 49ers could still keep Lance in a No. 2 role for another season while making another Super Bowl run with a returning-home Brady at the helm in 2022.

Except that whole financials-part of the issue and the ramifications it’d carry as noted before.

That aside, it’s still silly speculation and part of the whole fun narrative of trying to create talking points that won’t ultimately go anywhere.

Just like all four of these no-go trade scenarios that the Niners won’t do.

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