The situation between the San Francisco 49ers and Jimmy Garoppolo is showing the business side of the NFL. John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan played the situation perfectly leading up to the press conference on Monday.
After trading up to No. 3 in the 2021 NFL Draft, the 49ers assured everyone that Garoppolo was a part of their plans for next season.
Trading Jimmy Garoppolo is a great business decision for the 49ers
Ahead of the NFL draft starting this Thursday, Kyle Shanahan gave a big hint about the future of Jimmy Garoppolo.
Shanahan was asked a simple question about the future of Garoppolo. He could've given a generic reply and buried the hatchet. Instead, his answer pretty much revealed that the 49ers will be trading Jimmy Garoppolo this off-season.
When asked about the future of Jimmy Garoppolo,
Shanahan replied with, “I can’t guarantee that anybody in the world will be alive Sunday."
This has now all but revealed the future of Jimmy Garoppolo at the 49ers. John Lynch played it well after the 49ers traded up. He did what was best for the business.
With the NFL Draft being a day away, picks one, two, and three are all but finalized. Jacksonville is all in on Trevor Lawrence, the New York Jets are all in on Zach Wilson, and after the press conference the 49ers seem to be all in on Mac Jones. Which means Jimmy Garoppolo's time in San Francisco is all but over.
It's now time to wait and see where Jimmy Garoppolo lands. The New England Patriots have been sniffing around waiting for the right time to make a move. However, they might have the chance to trade up and take Justin Fields.
The NFL is a business and at the end of the day NFL owners, general managers and head coaches have to make business decisions. Drafting Mac Jones, the most NFL-ready quarterback in this year's draft outside of Trevor Lawrence, is good for business. Trading Jimmy Garoppolo is also a great business move because of his history of injuries.
After the San Francisco 49ers trade Garoppolo, they should start the conversation off with this statement: "Jimmy, it's nothing personal. It's just a business decision to trade you."
With the rumors heating up, it should be an interesting weekend in the NFL.