Let’s call it Wednesday

Posted: August 31, 2022 by Sports Time Radio in sports

We’ve been waiting to see what the San Francisco 49ers would do with Jimmy Garoppolo since they decided that Trey Lance would be their starting quarterback. Well yesterday we got an answer.

Garoppolo and the 49ers agreed to restructure the quarterback’s contract. By doing this it now appears as though Garoppolo will be staying with the 49ers.

The deal calls for Garoppolo to make $6.5 million dollars this season, but with incentives the deal could be worth another $9 million dollars. Garoppolo’s deal also includes a no trade clause and he’ll still be a free agent at the end of the season. The 49ers have been working with Garoppolo’s camp for the past week to get this deal done.

Lance is still set to be the 49ers starter come Week 1, but by keeping Garoppolo around it gives San Francisco a backup quarterback that they’re very comfortable with in case Lance struggles or gets injured.

There were a lot of rumors on where Garoppolo might end up, but after things shook out in the quarterback market this off season there appeared to be no landing spot left for Garoppolo. San Francisco gave Garoppolo’s people permission to seek a trade, but there were no takers at a salary of $26.95 million dollars. Now with a more manageable salary if Lance shows that he can handle the starting quarterback position there’s a chance that teams will show more interest in Garoppolo now that he’s scheduled to make just $6.5 million dollars this season.

Garoppolo has had success as a starting quarterback for the 49ers, but he seems too be unable to curry favor with the fans. Garoppolo is 31-14 as a starter for the 49ers and has a playoff record of 4-2. Last season Garoppolo was 9-6 as the starting quarterback for San Francisco. Garoppolo has never put-up huge stats as the 49ers’ starting quarterback, but to be fair he was never asked to be that kind of quarterback.

It will be interesting to see how quick of a hook Kyle Shanahan might have with Lance if he struggles knowing that he has Garoppolo waiting to take over.

What do you see happening with Garoppolo? Will he make it through the entire season as a member of the 49ers? Or do you see them trading him?

The NFL season kicks off in eight days with the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams hosting the Buffalo Bills. Both teams are favorites to get to the Super Bowl in their conference, so it’s possible that we could have the same match up to open and close the season.

While the season starts with two Super Bowl favorites Week 1 ends with Russell Wilson returning to Seattle as a member of the Denver Broncos to face off against the Seahawks on Monday Night Football.

It will be nice to get the NFL regular season up and running, but it’s always difficult to pick a winner. There are so many things that go into a team having success. They have to manage to stay relatively healthy and things just have to click for them. There were a lot of teams that made a lot of changes this off season so they could get to and win a Super Bowl, so it should be interesting to see who and how they get there in the end.

I’ve never really liked to pick the favorites and I won’t do that this season either. I’m going to go with the Indianapolis Colts meeting the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl with the Packers getting the win and Aaron Rodgers taking home the Super Bowl MVP award. Now it’s your turn, let me know your predictions.

Don’t forget to look me up on Twitter @Burketime.

Comments
  1. It’s too soon for me to make a super bowl prediction but the usual suspects will be fighting it out in the playoffs as usual. Maybe parity has come to the NFL just like the NHL!
    I think Garropollo will finish the season in San Francisco. Don’t feel too sorry for him because he’s set for life financially. Now he just has to avoid any kind of catastrophic career ending injury.

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