The rumors of the Cleveland Browns trading for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo may be off the table, at least according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport who said on the Pat McAfee Show that the deal could be dead.
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) August 15, 2022
Rapoport may have meant they aren’t interested in Jimmy G. for now because they’re waiting to see what happens with the NFL’s appeal of Deshaun Watson’s case.
Originally, Watson was only supposed to sit out six games, but the league is reportedly pushing for a year. Many feel that, because of the appeal, the NFL will get its wish. This may put Garoppolo’s name back in the mix.
Another team whose name has come up is the New York Jets. Jets quarterback Zach Wison injured his knee over the weekend during his first pre-season appearance. Although he is only expected just to miss a few games, it could be longer. Garoppolo’s former quarterback coach is now with the Jets and it’s now a possibility that New York could be Jimmy G’s new home.
As the New York Jets await news on an MRI for QB Zach Wilson, here are a few options that make sense as potential 2022 replacements if a bigger move needs to be made.
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— NFL Spin Zone (@NFLSpinZone) August 13, 2022
Garoppolo didn’t play in the 49er’s pre-season game against the Green Bay Packers Saturday.