That’s right it’s late July and there is a report that the Miami Dolphins are the team to keep an eye on for a quarterback who is now on the trade block. Earlier on Wednesday, there was an ESPN report that Jimmy Garoppolo has been medically cleared by San Francisco and was given permission to seek a trade. There is now another report that the team who is a fit and is the team to keep an eye on in any trade talks for Jimmy is the Miami Dolphins. Matt Lombardo who is the Senior NFL Reporter for Heavy.com is reporting that he is hearing from an NFL personnel executive that you can’t rule out a Garoppolo/McDaniel reunion.
“I know this,” The executive says. “Jimmy G is way more liked in league circles, as a player, than Tua is. He’s accomplished way more, and that matters at that position, almost more than anything else. And, remember, Mike McDaniel knows Jimmy really well.”
“With a new head coach, all he cares about is winning and winning now,” the executive says. “He could be looking at Tua, shaking his head and saying ‘eh, I don’t know.’ Maybe he loves him … But, if he hasn’t seen enough from him during workouts or OTAs, this is his honeymoon with that ownership and front office, make the deal now.”
After @AdamSchefter's report the #49ers granted Jimmy Garoppolo permission to seek a trade, the team that keeps coming up in my conversations with #NFL executives as a team to watch; The #Dolphins.
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— Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardoNFL) July 21, 2022
More on this story as it develops.
Would have preferred Jimmy G, vs Teddy B. However, Phins had to get the best backup available at the time and that was at the start of free agency. Don’t see how any trade for Jimmy G. would make sense at this point. Still have faith in Tua !