Garoppolo to undergo shoulder surgery, still likely to be traded

Along with Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson, San Francisco 49ers signalman Jimmy Garoppolo has been among the most talked about veteran quarterbacks this NFL offseason when it comes to trade rumors. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Tom Brady’s former replacement with the New England Patriots is set to be moved in March, despite big injury news.

Schetter added that estimates are that “Jimmy G.” is expected to “resume the launch sometime before the July 4 holiday”.

Garoppolo just completed his eighth season in the NFL and his fifth in the Bay Area. The Niners are expected to look to Trey Lance, the 2021 third overall pick, in the 2022 season and beyond at quarterback.

In 15 regular-season games last season, Garoppolo finished with a 68.3 percent completion percentage, 3,810 passing yards, 20 passing touchdowns and 12 interceptions, while rushing for 51 yards on 38 attempts at ground.

Lance brings a big speed boost, as he gained 168 yards and scored a rushing touchdown on 38 carries as a rookie. The 21-year-old also went 41 for 71 (57.7%) with 603 passing yards, five passing touchdowns and two interceptions in 2021 in six games, including two starts.

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