The 49ers traded three first-round picks and a 2022 third round to move up to No.3 in the 2021 NFL Draft, apparently to draft a quarterback. The Niners have insisted they have no plans to trade Garoppolo, their starting quarterback, but the rest of the NFL aren’t buying him.
« [Other] The teams believe the 2014 second round is available or at least will be once the Niners stop bluffing, “Athletic’s Jeff Howe wrote on Friday. The 49ers-Dolphins trade will cause teams to continue checking Garoppolo’s availability. ”
Howe wrote that the New England Patriots, Garoppolo’s former team, “planned to monitor Garoppolo’s availability” ahead of Friday’s hit trade. The Patriots love quarterbacks in this year’s draft, but the 49ers’ progression in the draft means they – or another team – will need to trade with the 4th-place Atlanta Falcons to make sure they’re able to select. one of the top four draft signal callers. Howe wrote that drafting Alabama quarterback Mac Jones would require negotiating 10th overall, and the Pats would have to pick 15th overall.
“If their hope was to write a QB, the Friday trades made this trip much more difficult,” Howe wrote of the Patriots. “If their ideal scenario involved Garoppolo, that door could have opened a little wider. ”
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The Patriots re-signed Cam Newton for an incentive deal worth up to $ 14 million, but his base salary of $ 5.1 million means New England is not necessarily under the center this offseason. Ties between Garoppolo and the Pats, who drafted him in 2014, existed before Friday, and they are unlikely to slow down anytime soon.
The 49ers are set to write a first-round QB for the first time since picking Alex Smith No. 1 overall in 2005. Smith hasn’t started this season right away, but it does appear. not that the 49ers’ competitors believe. The next quarterback in the franchise from San Francisco will meet the same fate.
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