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San Francisco 49ers rumors: It would take a ‘big swing’ for 49ers to move on from Garoppolo

The rumor mill has kept on churning when it comes to what the San Francisco 49ers will do with Jimmy Garoppolo.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler did a hit on Sports Center Sunday morning and said it would take landing a talent like Deshaun Watson for San Francisco to move on from Garoppolo (h/t Bleacher Report’s Tyler Conway):

“I’m told San Fran is looking at potential upgrades, but they still like Jimmy G. He’s 24-9 as a starter, including the playoffs, with the Niners. They believe they can win with him, but it would take a big swing, like a Deshaun Watson effect here, to make that change. And I’m told that the 49ers are one of the teams that Watson’s at least intrigued by. A source said, ‘Which quarterback wouldn’t want to be in that offense on that team with all those weapons and Kyle Shanahan?’ So always a possibility, but the Texans have made clear they’re not willing to deal Watson right now. Garoppolo’s still a viable option for San Fran.”

It’s interesting to hear that Watson is intrigued by playing for the 49ers, but as Fowler mentions, Houston Texans’ GM Nick Caserio is adamant that he is not trading the 25-year-old quarterback.

Garoppolo has proven he can help lead a dominant team as he did with the 2019 Niners squad that went 13-3 and made it to the Super Bowl. Read from source….