The San Francisco 49ers led by veteran quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo are set to take on the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Ahead of the matchup, Garoppolo shockingly revealed that he was almost a member of the Dolphins this season.
A big topic of this recent NFL offseason was Garoppolo potentially being traded by the 49ers. While they obviously ended up holding on to him, he revealed that the Dolphins were “in the conversation” of teams that he was almost traded to this offseason.
“They were in the conversation,” Garoppolo said via Pro Football Talk on Thursday. “Not much came from it, but they were definitely one of the teams in the conversation. It seemed like a good spot. As an offense, that’s tremendous skill players, everything they got going over there. Mike (McDaniel) being a great coach, I had been with him in the past here and it was discussed, but I’m glad the way things worked out.”
It is certainly interesting to think about how different things may have been if the Dolphins had traded for Garoppolo.
Their season would undoubtedly be much different if the 49ers didn’t have Garoppolo to lean on in Lance’s absence.
As for the Dolphins, it certainly seems possible that Jimmy Garoppolo may have been the starter over current starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa if they had made this trade considering Garoppolo’s past with McDaniel.
That means that Tua may have never had the breakout year that he is currently having.
Both teams are likely looking back happy that they never made that trade and Sunday’s matchup between the two teams previews as one of the most entertaining games of the year.