Jimmy Garoppolo, currently on the San Francisco 49ers, has been under the public eye all off-season. Prominently known as Tom Brady’s backup his entire career, Garoppolo had his chance to shine in 2017 after signing a massive five-year, $137.5 million dollar contract. Out of his five seasons, Garoppolo only played one full season in 2019. He led the 49ers to a Super Bowl appearance, where they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs. After drafting Trey Lance out of North Dakota State in 2020, Jimmy Garoppolo figured his days were numbered with the 49ers. Days later, Lance signed with the 49ers for four years worth roughly $34 million.
Garoppolo’s struggles as a starter, never improved after the 2019 season
Garappolo’s Fall from Stardom
In the offseason, everyone seemed to believe Garoppolo’s time in San Fran had come to an end. Betting markets had Garoppolo plus money to return to San Fran, signaling a likely change. Rumors also began circulating about Carolina and Cleveland as potential landing spots. However, they were quickly nullified when Baker Mayfield and Deshaun Watson signed deals. As the season crept closer, Garoppolo had no new team, and no new contract with the 49ers. Teams around the NFL expressed little interest with Garoppolo, and it seemed more likely he would be released before the season.
Trey Lance becomes 49ers’ starting quarterback for the 2022 season