With Trey Lance in line to be the starter in 2022, the Niners have continued to explore trade opportunities for Garoppolo, who has been rehabbing from shoulder surgery away from the facility this offseason.
Garoppolo is due a non-guaranteed $24.2 million base salary this season, and his $26.95 million salary cap hit is the highest on San Francisco’s roster for 2022. If the Niners cut or trade him, they’ll save $25.55 million in cap space. If the team can’t find a trade partner, they’ll probably release him.
Jimmy G has gone 33-14 as a starter with the Niners, helping San Francisco reach the Super Bowl three years ago and the NFC Championship Game last season.
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