Teams around the NFL are getting ready for training camp to kick off next month. The San Francisco 49ers are no exception, especially after having made two NFC Championship Games and a Super Bowl in the last three seasons.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan will put his players through the wringer to ensure that the 49ers field the best roster possible. While veterans likely have an inside track to roster spots over rookies, team insider Nick Wagoner is listing one certain player as being on the roster bubble.
49ers Roster Rumors
The player that Wagoner is listing on the bubble is none other than disgruntled quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. The veteran gunslinger's name has been in trade rumors for the majority of the offseason after the 49ers have made it clear that Trey Lance is their QB going forward.
An offseason shoulder injury has prevented San Francisco from trading Garoppolo, but it isn't shocking that he didn't have many suitors beforehand. He's owed almost $27 million for the 2022 NFL season, which is a lot of money when you consider his injury history.
If the 49ers can't trade him, it's expected that Garoppolo will ask for his outright release. San Francisco would love to get something back for him, but it appears to be the path we're heading down if a deal isn't done by training camp.
Whether he's signed as a free agent or the 49ers retain money, Garoppolo could look a lot more attractive on a cheaper deal. He's led San Francisco to two deep playoff runs and has gone 25-12 in his last 37 starts, throwing for 8,884 passing yards and 54 touchdowns to 30 interceptions.
Regardless, 49ers fans shouldn't expect to see Garoppolo on the 53-man roster this fall unless something drastically goes wrong.
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