The San Francisco 49ers and Jimmy Garoppolo’s trade market is growing as the preseason is almost here.
However, some very interesting teams are said to be interested in the 49ers quarterback.
One of these teams is the New York Giants.
But should they be interested in him when they already have Daniel Jones and Tyrod Taylor?
Trading for Garoppolo has its pros and cons
Looking at the history of the Giants with their QB situation, you see that the team hasn’t protected their QB very well.
While some of the line issues were fixed with the 2022 NFL Draft, a player cannot fix the entire line.
Giants draft Evan Neal from Alabama with the No. 7 overall pick 😤 pic.twitter.com/KiJYSq5E7M
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 29, 2022
If the team really wants Jimmy G, they have to give him a great offensive line to protect him.
Giving him protection would allow them to reap the benefits of having him on the team.
He can easily use Saquon Barkley to his advantage if Barkley can stay healthy in 2022.
He’s also a good game director, which the Giants need on offense since Eli Manning retired.
However, Garoppolo’s downside comes from his injury history.
That’s also why he needs a good offensive line to protect him.
But even weighing the pros and cons of having him, they’ve already invested heavily in their two current QBs.
So getting Jimmy G wouldn’t make much sense.
The giants’ money would be better spent elsewhere
While Garoppolo would give the Giants a better chance of winning games, their money is better spent on other players.
The main areas the Giants need to invest their money are on the offensive line and wide receivers.
With receivers dropping passes, it’s clear the team could use some better guys to help their current QB.
One category the Giants need to improve in is sink rate.
NYG receivers dropped 7.8% of passes last year, which translates to 28 dropped passes.
It CANNOT happen at the NFL level. Guys have to hang on to football.
— Alex Wilson (@AlexWilsonESM) June 19, 2022
Kenny Golladay, their big signing last year, had a disappointing season with the team.
However, the Giants are hoping he can turn things around after not having a touchdown last season.
But if the team has any inconsistencies at quarterback, he might not return to those 1,000-yard seasons like he did with Matt Stafford in Detroit.
Maybe that’s why the team are interested in Garoppolo, although other things need to be settled with the team first.
Jimmy Garoppolo and the New York Giants are in trade talks.
— JTSportsMedia (@JTSportsMedia) July 31, 2022
Getting him would just spell disaster for the team in many ways.
A Garoppolo trade would ruin all Jones’ hopes
If the Giants are behind Jones, they won’t get Garoppolo.
It would halt all the progress the team has made with him since he took over.
That’s not to say Jimmy G wouldn’t be better, but it would hurt their future long-term quarterback.
However, if they don’t see Jones as their long-term QB, it doesn’t matter what happens to Jones.
But with Garoppolo’s injury history, Jones could go back if the team gets Jimmy G.
While it all depends on how the property sees Jones in any trade, it would also show everyone how they feel about him.
By passing on Garoppolo, they keep their faith firmly placed in Jones.
But if they get the 49ers QB, then they clearly don’t trust Jones as much as they’ve told fans.