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The Athletic: Commanders may ‘justify’ trade for Garoppolo

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to The Athletic, the Washington Commanders could ‘justify’ trading for Jimmy Garoppolo. The scenario that they describe is sending the 11th overall pick to the San Francisco 49ers for the veteran quarterback.

Garoppolo is expected to be traded this off-season. The belief is that the 49ers will give the reins of the offense to second-year quarterback Trey Lance in 2022.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo celebrates with George Kittle after a touchdown
Jimmy Garoppolo celebrates with George Kittle after a touchdown (Photo by Jimmy Garoppolo/Instagram)

The Commanders starting quarterback for much of last season was Taylor Heinicke. He is 7-9 as a starter with a 7-8 record in Washington.

He started one game with the Carolina Panthers during the 2017 season.

The unnamed executive, who was quoted in the story, said he doesn’t think Garoppolo would be worth the 11th overall pick. Or a first-round draft pick

We do not like to use anonymous sources. While there is no name tied to the quote, this individual may not be in charge of what Washington plans to do.

Or we would like to advise that this anonymous quote could be made up. There are so much fake information out there today to get clicks.

Garoppolo has been playing in Kyle Shanahan’s offense that has been a run-first offense.

Washington is expected to be one of the quarterback-needy teams that are seeking a signal-caller in the draft or free agency.

While Heinicke has a relationship with head coach Ron Rivera, watch for the Commanders to seek an alternative to compete for the starting job. He is more of a backup than a starting quarterback.

Washington may not get a chance to acquire Garoppolo if another team can strike a deal for the quarterback now. Teams can agree to a trade now; however, it does not become official until the new league year in March.

Garoppolo will have several suitors after his services. The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to be amongst them.

If Tom Brady officially stays retired, the Buccaneers could be the favorite to trade for him. While Brady announced his retirement in an Instagram post, he has since backtracked on it a little bit and now is saying never say never on a comeback.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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