49ers quarterback option No. 2: Jimmy Garoppolo
He said his formal goodbye to San Francisco at a press conference on Feb 1, while members of the Faithful said their informal goodbye to him before the end of the NFC title game.
Fans don’t want to hear it, but it’s time to face facts.
Like it or not, as long as Garoppolo is on the roster, he is the current starter. Make the argument if you must, but no team in the history of football will carry a backup with that big of a cap hit.
Some people think general manager John Lynch and Co. botched the opportunity to trade him, but that’s only if we’re assuming trading him was the original plan.
It’s no secret fans have moved on from Garoppolo in San Francisco. But it’s also no secret that he’s been successful during his tenure.
Under center, he’s brought two NFC title games and a Super Bowl appearance to Santa Clara in three short years. That feat alone puts him with some elite company. He joins the likes of quarterbacks Tom Brady, Steve Young and Joe Montana, just to name a few.
Plainly put, Garoppolo is an absolute asset on the field. So, why has no one pulled the trigger in acquiring him yet? The shoulder injury certainly doesn’t help matters. But is that even the problem?
No one knows what Lynch is holding out for except for himself Lynch. Maybe Garoppolo is being overvalued.
Or maybe the front office is just telling Trey Lance what he wants to hear, “Garoppolo’s out, you’re in.”
Because if it were that simple, wouldn’t it be a done deal already?