Schefter adds that the quarterback “has been cleared to start practicing, per team source,” and says the 49ers “still are expected to exercise caution with him this summer.”
49ers officially have given Jimmy Garoppolo’s agents Don Yee and Carter Chow permission to seek a trade, sources said. Garoppolo has been cleared to start practicing, per team source; 49ers still are expected to exercise caution with him this summer.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 20, 2022
The news comes after NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Tuesday that Garoppolo is expected to be “fully cleared around mid-August” after undergoing shoulder surgery.
Jimmy G has been throwing for several weeks. The focus will be not on making one deep throw but on making many in a row to hold up to the rigors of a game or in a practice. That's what full clearance would mean. The belief is the cuff will end up stronger than before. https://t.co/n1tySCgSEm
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 19, 2022
San Francisco will roll with second-year quarterback Trey Lance as the starting quarterback in 2022, after selecting the North Dakota State product with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft (after giving up a haul to acquire the pick).
Garoppolo started 15 games for San Francisco in 2021, throwing for 20 touchdowns, 12 interceptions, and 3,810 yards, to go with a passer rating of 98.7. He was the 49ers’ quarterback in the Super Bowl LIV loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2019-20 season.
The 30-year-old has a cap hit of $26.95 million this season, with a base salary of $24.2 million. It’s assumed that any suitors would look to have the dollars owed reduced in order to make the trade.
Jimmy Garoppolo currently has one year left on his deal.
Any team acquiring him would owe him $24.2M in base salary and up to $800K in per-game roster bonuses ($25M max) as things presently stand. https://t.co/yO7CV1PUV1
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 20, 2022
Here’s a look at how NFL fans are reacting to the Garoppolo news:
Jimmy Garoppolo’s legacy with the 49ers is going to be leaving the team in a better place than when he found it.
Part of 2 NFCCG runs and some really good teams, but it was time to part ways and move on.
— Akash Anavarathan (@akashanav) July 20, 2022
As I’ve stated before, Jimmy Garoppolo was a good 49er. He arrived when the organization was at one of its lowest points in history, and he was a big part of the franchise becoming relevant again.
— Bonta Hill (@BontaHill) July 20, 2022
.@AdamSchein explains why the Jimmy G era in San Francisco needs to end.
"Jimmy is a winner, he's a warrior. … You CANNOT let Trey Lance start training camp with Jimmy Garoppolo on the roster." pic.twitter.com/yooeB7pTiO
— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) July 20, 2022
It absolutely behooves the 49ers to get this Garoppolo messaging out now ahead of training camp but they’ve also given off the impression that Garoppolo’s camp has had permission to seek a trade all offseason.
— Chris Biderman (@ChrisBiderman) July 20, 2022
Rapoport: Jimmy Garoppolo won't be cleared until mid-August.
Schefter: Garoppolo is cleared now.
Educated guess: Rap's source was agent Don Yee — JG stands to benefit from a release and a longer recovery timeline puts more pressure on SF; Schefter's source is the 49ers
— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) July 20, 2022
The 49ers offering an injured Jimmy Garoppolo to teams around the NFL pic.twitter.com/IJss4YNf1x
— BetMGM 🦁 (@BetMGM) July 20, 2022