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ESPN Insider Links 49ers to Surprising QB Trade

Isaiah De Los Santos
The San Francisco 49ers could add to their QB depth with this trade.
The San Francisco 49ers could add to their QB depth with this trade. / Abbie Parr/Getty Images
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The San Francisco 49ers have been active this offseason in pursuing available quarterbacks on the trade market, although it hasn't resulted in any deals yet. With Matthews Stafford and Carson Wentz off of the table, and Deshaun Watson's availability unclear, the team may roll with Jimmy Garoppolo at starter once again.

In search of QB depth, the team could explore a surprising trade.

Gardner Minshew 49ers Trade Rumors

According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, San Francisco has been rumored to be interested in acquiring Gardner Minshew. With Josh Rosen currently slated as the team's backup, it wouldn't be surprising for the 49ers to explore adding more depth at the position, especially with Garoppolo's noted injury history.

Finding an upgrade at backup seems to be in the team's plans. They've been linked to Sam Darnold as another possibility as well, so they're clearly weighing their available options.

Minshew would also cost lost less than Darnold, providing an affordable backup option and allowing San Fran to use the extra money to fill out the rest of its roster.

One other potential move remains on the table, as the 49ers currently own the No. 12 overall pick and could explore a trade up if there's a QB they like.

It's clear San Francisco is looking to make some kind of move at quarterback, although it might not be the one fans were hoping for this offseason.


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