Seahawks have discussed possibility of acquiring Garoppolo

Posted: 11/07/2022 in NFL
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The Seattle Seahawks have had internal discussions about acquiring San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, reports ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

Seattle has also done its film work to see how Garoppolo would fit in its offense, Fowler adds.

The 49ers, who are turning to 2021 third overall pick Trey Lance under center this year, are expected to part ways with Garoppolo. The veteran passer was likely to be traded in the quarterback carousel earlier this offseason, but shoulder surgery has left the signal-caller in limbo. Despite stalled trade talks, 49ers general manager John Lynch said in March he doesn’t plan to release Garoppolo.

Garoppolo’s agent Don Yee said Monday that the 30-year-old is “progressing well” and his shoulder rehab is “on schedule.” He’s expected to resume throwing this month.

San Francisco would gain $25.55 million in cap space by trading Garoppolo while taking on $1.4 million in dead money in 2022. The 49ers currently have only $4 million in cap space, according to Spotrac.

Seattle’s been linked to multiple QBs since trading Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos this offseason. The Seahawks, whose quarterback depth chart is currently headlined by Drew Lock and Geno Smith, were reportedly interested in acquiring Baker Mayfield before the Cleveland Browns traded him to the Carolina Panthers last week.

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