Buccaneers in on 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (except they won’t be)

Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images) /

Not initially considered a team that would enter the Jimmy Garoppolo conversation, the Buccaneers have somehow been tied to the 49ers QB.

Hands up, who had a potential San Francisco 49ers-Tampa Bay Buccaneers trade for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on their bingo cards.

No, put your hand down. You didn’t have it down because absolutely nobody saw this coming whatsoever.

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But bizarrely, it was reported that the Bucs want to trade for Garoppolo, according to NFL insider Dan Sileo.

Sileo reported:

"Deshaun Watson’s news is going to dictate what happens to Garoppolo. Garoppolo has two teams on the table right now that are trying to throw some deals together. The Buccaneers would love to have Jimmy G in Tampa as the heir apparent. So Garoppolo would go to Tampa as the backup and once Brady leaves, there’s Jimmy G with a ready-made team again like he had in San Francisco and in New England. It’s a no-brainer."

It’s intriguing that such a team would see Garoppolo as more than an average starter, let alone someone to base the future of your franchise around, but weirder things have happened in the NFL.

You can watch where he talks about the Garoppolo situation here:

The Niners are going to be watching the situation with Deshaun Watson very carefully, as what happens over with the Cleveland Browns could very well be a huge factor in what San Francisco decides to do with Garoppolo.

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It was considered at one point that more likely than not Garoppolo would be released by the 49ers, but now they very well could find themselves in a bidding war after all.

But let’s not consider the Buccaneers as a potential destination for the former starting quarterback, instead, it’s been strongly dismissed by his agent, Don Yee, as nothing less than false:

The Browns make sense as a trading partner, as do the Houston Texans to a degree The Seattle Seahawks may even be a dark horse.

But the Buccaneers, you were right not to have them on your aforementioned bingo cards. A trade is looking more likely by the day, but it won’t be to the Sunshine State.

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