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Breer: Jimmy Garoppolo’s name briefly came up in 49ers-Colts trade talks last year

Jan 25, 2021 at 12:27 PM--


The San Francisco 49ers traded defensive tackle DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts last offseason in exchange for a first-round pick. Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated reports that Buckner wasn't the only 49ers player discussed as part of the trade. Apparently, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's name was "briefly" discussed during the talks.

Obviously, nothing materialized from that aspect of the discussions, and Garoppolo went on to be the team's Week 1 starter.

"The [Colts] went with a Band-Aid last year, in Rivers, after taking a shot with Jacoby Brissett in 2019 (and that was after Jimmy Garoppolo's name briefly came up in the DeForest Buckner trade talks with San Francisco)," wrote Breer.

It's just an interesting footnote for an offseason that also included the 49ers — again, briefly — flirting with the idea of replacing Garoppolo with future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady. And Garoppolo's future with the team is again a topic of discussion this offseason, with many in the media wondering if Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch might be tempted by a name like Matthew Stafford or Deshaun Watson.

Garoppolo completed 67.1 percent of his passes for 1,096 yards, seven touchdowns, and five interceptions in six starts this past season. He missed 10 games due to hamstring injuries and has missed the majority of two of the past three seasons. However, Garoppolo helped the 49ers reach the Super Bowl during that healthy season in 2019, his first as a 16-game starter.

H/t to Akash Anavarathan of Fourth and Nine for the find.

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