The San Francisco 49ers lost in heartbreaking fashion this weekend against the Los Angeles Rams, in what many believe to be the last game that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will play in a 49ers uniform.
Most people around the NFL world believe that his time is done in San Francisco, which begs the question of which possible trade destinations exist for Garoppolo and the 49ers?
BetOnline, an offshore sportsbook, posted some updated odds on where Garoppolo could end up next season.
These are the odds on Jimmy Garoppolo’s new team, per @betonline_ag (as of Monday 1/31).
The Bucs are now tied for first with 4/1 odds after Tom Brady’s retirement. pic.twitter.com/cFocQ58pkD
— Oscar Aparicio (@BetterRivals) February 1, 2022
With the retirement of Tom Brady for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it appears that they have jumped into the running along with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Football Team as likely destinations for Garoppolo next season.
One thing worth noting is that Garoppolo only has one year left on his deal with the 49ers, so it could be plausible that San Francisco could want to let him ride out his contract while rookie quarterback Trey Lance learns behind him a little longer.
However, that does not seem to be the plan of action that the 49ers are going to take. Given Garoppolo’s comments following this weekend’s game, even he seems to believe he is done in San Francisco.
Garoppolo has some things helping him with this offseason in particular when it comes to his value. The quarterback class this year for the NFL Draft is one that many perceive as weaker than usual.
While some of these teams needing a quarterback could look into drafting a young QB and developing him, for teams like the Steelers and Buccaneers that were just in the playoffs, it could be best to look for a veteran like Garoppolo to lead their team for the short term.