• The 49ers prefer to focus on trade scenarios involving Jimmy Garoppolo
  • NFL teams are wary of dealing for Garoppolo due to his physical condition
  • San Francisco is expected to determine if offers can align with their future

Any move by the San Francisco 49ers involving Jimmy Garoppolo will have to be done through a scenario where the NFL team gets something in return.

No less than Niners' general manager John Lynch said it straight that he does not see a scenario where Garoppolo would be released.

"I don't foresee that. He's too good of a player," Lynch stated when he was asked by NBC Sports Bay Area.

This will somehow address suggestions by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk that cutting the 30-year-old player may be the “most likely result.”

So far, the Niners have found no willing takers for Garoppolo in the offseason.

Finding a trade partner got a bit harder especially following the movement of other popular quarterback names.

That list includes Deshaun Watson, Russell Wilson, Matt Ryan and Carson Wentz.

One reason pointed out as to why some NFL teams may be wary about dealing with Garoppolo is his health status.

The two-time Super Bowl champion underwent surgery for his shoulder earlier this month, a procedure that was done by the side of Garoppolo without consulting the Niners.

Garoppolo’s durability has been a concern by most teams for some time now.

In addition, it has been a cause for concern outside the fact that the native of Illinois is due $25 million this coming NFL season.

However, none of it becomes guaranteed until the eve of Week One.

Hence, it will become a waiting game for the Niners and Garoppolo.

The plausible direction is to trade the 2013 Walton Payton Award winner, a move that would save San Francisco $25.5 million.

Tied to that, the Niners will be interested to see what assets they could get as part of the deal.

The best that the 49ers have so far gotten was a pair of second-round draft picks.

But seeing that nothing has been made official, it is likely that San Francisco is looking for something better than the said pitch.

The direction of the 49ers is to build around Trey Lance.

But for the team to get the right assets, one possible move is for them to lower their asking price–meaning the 49ers may have to take a hit to properly deal away Garoppolo.

Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers
Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers Getty Images | Stacy Revere