The 2021 NFL Draft is scheduled for Thursday, however we might see some motion forward of the 5 p.m. PT begin time.
All eyes within the NFL world are on what the San Francisco 49ers will do with their quarterback scenario. The Niners maintain the No. 3 choose and can probably choose a rookie signal-caller to guide the offense for hopefully the subsequent decade-plus.
As quickly as normal supervisor John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan made the take care of the Miami Dolphins to maneuver up from No. 12 to No. 3, the hypothesis has been rampant about incumbent starter Jimmy Garoppolo’s future with the franchise.
A number of NFL insiders have mentioned they imagine the Niners will try to transfer Jimmy G within the coming days. Now, Dale Arnold (who calls Boston Bruins video games for video games on NESN) says a supply tells him the New England Patriots are engaged on restructuring Garoppolo’s deal in hopes of finishing a commerce with the 49ers.
What I’ve been instructed, by a dependable supply —- @Patriots are engaged on a brand new contract for Jimmy G that might result in a take care of @49ers. Similar supply who accurately instructed me Tom Brady had signed with @Buccaneers. Doesn’t imply it should get performed, however they’re engaged on it.
— Dale Arnold (@DaleEArnold) April 28, 2021
As Arnold factors out, this doesn’t imply something is ready in stone. New England is without doubt one of the groups selecting exterior of the highest 10 that’s reportedly trying to purchase a QB.
In fact, head coach Invoice Belichick has an affinity for Garoppolo after choosing him within the second spherical of the 2014 NFL Draft. Garoppolo backed up Tom Brady for 3.5 years earlier than being dealt to San Francisco for a second-round choose in the course of the 2017 season.
Shanahan was much less commital about Garoppolo’s future at Monday’s media availability, however he and Lynch did reward the quarterback’s perspective for the reason that commerce to amass the third choose befell. However the probabilities of Garoppolo being on the roster for Week 1 in September are seemingly reducing by the day.
Garoppolo missed 10 video games attributable to a nagging high-ankle sprain final 12 months. He accomplished 67.1 p.c of his passes for 1,096 yards, seven touchdowns and 5 interceptions.
Garoppolo has two years remaining on his present deal. His 2021 cap hit is at present $26.8 million, and it goes as much as $27 million for the 2022 season.
If the Niners don’t commerce Garoppolo however resolve to chop him earlier than the season, they are going to have $2.8 million in useless cash on the books for subsequent season.