The San Francisco 49ers Can Take Advantage Of A Desperate QB Market

NFL QB Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
NFL QB Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

The San Francisco 49ers have the opportunity to squeeze every bit they can out of a desperate quarterback market this offseason.

The wild offseason many were expecting at the quarterback position might end up a bit disappointed. The rumored trading of Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers might not go down, leaving some teams with the desperation of finding their quarterback empty-handed.

Something we know with the quarterback position is how desperate teams will get. It happens a ton in the NFL Draft, as quarterbacks get way over-drafted (this year will be no different, maybe a bit worse) and the same goes for acquiring quarterbacks. The Indianapolis Colts searched for their solution last offseason following the retirement of Philip Rivers, and netted a first round pick in the upcoming draft. The Lions landed a couple firsts in a swap of Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff. This isn’t to say these don’t work out, but the desperation to move picks is there.

Enter the San Francisco 49ers, who, under Kyle Shanahan, have helped Jimmy Garoppolo reach two NFC Championships and a Super Bowl in the last three seasons. Garoppolo does work well within the offense, but hasn’t really elevated when needed most. “Good enough” will be good enough for somebody.

Whether it be the Denver Broncos, believing the roster is in place to make a run if the right guy is under center, or the Washington Commanders, who are clearly aggressive with their calls to acquire a signal-caller. The Buccaneers are in need, as are, it seems, the Colts. The Pittsburgh Steelers are another that could be major players.

The 49ers have their guy in Trey Lance, along with playmakers in Deebo Samuel, George Kittle, Brandon Aiyuk and Elijah Mitchell. They just need to round out the roster to contend and push for a Super Bowl in the near future. Right now, they don’t have a first round pick for a while due to the move up for Lance.

They might not get first-rounder in a Garoppolo trade, but they should squeeze every bit out that they can to get picks in the next couple of drafts. They have holes in the secondary, they could use depth on the offensive line, and getting enough rushers isn’t possible. Whether it be landing a couple day two picks or a day two pick and another conditional one, it’s important that the 49ers do whatever they can to get as much possible back when the NFL comes calling about Garoppolo.