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article imageNFL News and Rumors: Jimmy Garoppolo to San Francisco 49ers?

By Larry Seely     Feb 18, 2017 in Sports
San Francisco - The San Francisco 49ers where once the most feared franchise in the NFL, but times have changed and now the team has its third head coach in as many years and the talent level is bleak in the bay area.
Kyle Shanahan is now the man in charge and known for his strong offensive philosophy, but with two quarterbacks that have under-performed in recent years, rumors have started on a change under center heading into the 2017 season.
Tarringo Basile-vaughan of Fan Sided has suggested New England could benefit from trading backup signal caller Jimmy Garoppolo before the upcoming draft and has San Francisco as one of the leading contenders to make a deal for the 25-year-old.
This past season with the Patriots, the former second round pick from Eastern Illinois showed promise in his starts for the suspended Tom Brady. In fact, the young man completed over 68 percent of his throws with four touchdown passes and no interceptions and despite his limited experience in the league, he was highly regarded coming out of college and has done little to disappoint in the games he's played over the last three years.
The 49ers are in clear need of help under center and unless they want to use their second overall pick on a rookie, making a deal in the coming weeks for a player that at the very least has shown some promise at the NFL level make sense.
It has also been suggested that a big name free agent could help, but spending millions on a player that could become the next Brock Osweiler could set this franchise back five years and limit what they could do at other positions of need when free agency starts.
One thing is clear as the front office prepares for the April draft, adding a quarterback is top on the priority list and getting the right player is essential for the team. Garoppolo is young, has all the skills needed, and won't break the bank, making him a logical choice if the two teams can come together on a trade.
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