Jimmy Garoppolo: 5 teams that may balk at trading for 49ers QB

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /
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The market the 49ers were hoping for a Jimmy Garoppolo trade might be colder than expected, and these five teams may no longer be interested.

On the surface, it appeared the San Francisco 49ers were hitting the perfect kind of market for a would-be trade of veteran quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

For starters, there were going to be more quarterback-needy teams than experienced quarterbacks available, either via trades or through free agency. And with a substandard class of NFL Draft quarterbacking prospects, one might have figured the Niners would be receiving all kinds of competing offers for Jimmy G in the early weeks of the offseason.

Yet multiple reports suggest the market for Garoppolo isn’t that hot, and San Francisco might not be receiving anywhere close to the kind of offers for which it had hoped.

Again, it’s the offseason, so rumors and speculation is rife, and teams will play the information game constantly to drive up or down asking prices. But the lack of promising trade news remains a factor here.

Niner Noise has already explored a number of teams that could potentially swing on a would-be Garoppolo trade, but lets shift gears a bit and instead look at those who might hesitate to pull the proverbial trade trigger.

No. 5: Colts could say ‘no’ to Jimmy Garoppolo in favor of Russell Wilson

There are plenty of signs the Indianapolis Colts want to move on from embattled quarterback Carson Wentz this offseason, which would add one more team to the pile of squads looking for a signal-caller.

Potentially great news for the 49ers, but there’s another speculative move that could thwart a would-be Garoppolo trade there.

Fox’s Colin Cowherd suggested Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson should consider a move to Indy instead of the preferred destinations he listed a year ago: the Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Las Vegas Raiders and New York Giants:

True, Indianapolis lacks a first-round pick in this year’s draft, thanks to last year’s Wentz trade. But if it was to dip into next year’s stockpile, while adding plenty of ammunition from this year’s crop, it’s not out of the question.

Plus, with more than $35 million in cap space for 2022, according to Over the Cap, the Colts could easily afford to take on Wilson’s contract.

If Wilson ultimately does want out from Seattle and Indy is interested, it would be an easy decision: Seattle’s quarterback over Garoppolo.