According to NFL insider Adam Schefter of ESPN, the San Francisco 49ers have given the Jimmy Garoppolo’s agents permission to seek a trade for their client.
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
San Francisco has made it known throughout the offseason that they intended to try and move on from Garoppolo.
When asked about the 49ers quarterback situation in May, head coach Kyle Shanahan made it known the franchise was looking to trade Garoppolo.
“Yeah, nothing’s changed since the surgery, we knew where we were at before that, and then he got the surgery, so everything went on hold. I expect him at some time, most likely to be traded, but who knows. It’s not a guarantee and it’s been exactly on hold when that happened. And when he is healthy, we’ll see what happens.”
The larger piece of news to come from Schefter’s report was Garoppolo being cleared to start practicing.
This comes one day after NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Garoppolo had been throwing but it was unlikely he would pass a physical until mid-August.
Based on the differences in the reports, it seems Rapoport is getting his information from someone in Jimmy Garoppolo’s camp. The 49ers didn’t like the messaging and decided to put out their own through Schefter.
One thing is certain, the questions on Jimmy Garoppolo will not go away until he is no longer a member of the 49ers.