The Seattle Seahawks are currently in an interesting quarterback situation with Geno Smith and Drew Lock leading the way to be the starter. While there is an open competition, there is still a good chance that the team could consider adding another quarterback. One that might make sense on the trade market is San Francisco 49ers’ veteran quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
Throughout the course of the offseason, the Seahawks had been connected to a potential trade for Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. However, he ended up getting dealt to the Carolina Panthers this week.
Garoppolo is a name that many still expect to be moved in the near future. The 49ers seem ready to move on to second-year quarterback Trey Lance, which leaves a trade very much on the table.
Pro Football Talk has once again suggested that the Seahawks should trade for Garoppolo. Here is the reasoning they gave for that statement.
It’s still not clear whether they had any real interest in Baker Mayfield. Is Garoppolo better than Geno Smith or Drew Lock? Probably. Would the 49ers and Seahawks do that deal? Not likely, but it wouldn’t be unprecedented for a quarterback to be traded to a division rival (Donovan McNabb, Drew Bledsoe come to mind).
Last season with the 49ers, Garoppolo ended up completing 68.3 percent of his pass attempts for 3,810 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. He led the 49ers to the playoffs and also upset the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field en route to the NFC Championship Game. Unfortunately, the Rams ended up ending the 49ers’ season.
A trade to the Seahawks would make a ton of sense for Garoppolo. He would immediately be penciled in as the starter and also have DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett to work with. That situation would be an excellent landing spot for Jimmy G.
It will be interesting to see what the 49ers end up doing with Garoppolo. He is at a stage of his career where he wants to be playing. Should the 49ers be sold on starting Lance, trading him for any kind of value would be the right thing to do both for Garoppolo and the franchise.
Expect to hear more Jimmy Garoppolo rumors as the NFL season continues to draw closer. The Seahawks are certainly a team to keep a close eye on.