• The San Francisco 49ers received an offer that included a second-round pick for Jimmy Garoppolo, an NFL insider claims
  • Garoppolo is widely believed to be on the way out, with San Francisco expected to transition to Trey Lance
  • Niners CEO Jed York previously said he's fine if Garoppolo retains his starting role for one or even two years 

At least one team has reached out to the San Francisco 49ers for Jimmy Garoppolo, an NFL insider has claimed.

NFL insider John Middlekauff claimed, citing unnamed sources, that one team has already made an offer for Garoppolo and that a second-round pick was dangled in exchange for the two-time Super Bowl champion. He did not name the team that allegedly made the offer. International Business Times could not independently verify the claims.

“I would say if they got a three and a two, how is that humanly possible?” Middlekauff said on his podcast with Guy Haberman. “Listen, I got a text yesterday that someone told them—and they’re like, ‘I even think it’s crazy’—that there’s a two on the table.”

Middlekauff went on to say that he understands that quarterbacks are more important than pass-rushers and that there is a “supply-and-demand issue.” He pointed to the recent deal that saw the Bears sending star pass rusher Khalil Mack to the Chargers in exchange for a 2022 second-round draft pick and 2023 sixth-rounder.

“There’s also a draft issue. … Props to the Niners if they’re able to pull that s–t off,” the insider continued.

Garoppolo is widely believed to be on the way out, with San Francisco expected to transition to 2021 rookie Trey Lance.

“If you get a second-round pick—so you acquire him for a second, you got a second, and you got everything in the middle—that would be one of the most incredible transactions I’ve ever seen because part of it is I don’t think he’s worthy of that,” Middlekauff explained.

Garoppolo is entering the final year of his contract, at a compensation package of $24.8 million, along with $750,000 in per-game roster bonuses.

In the last NFL season, Garoppolo logged 3,810 yards, 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions en route to a 9-6 regular-season record. He has also led the 49ers to the NFC Championship twice and to the Super Bowl game once in the past three years.

The 30-year-old quarterback is a proven veteran, but his ability to say healthy has raised questions on how efficient a team would be if he is sidelined.

So far, the Colts, Steelers and Saints have been linked to Garoppolo, ProFootballTalk reported.

However, last year, 49ers CEO Jed York acknowledged the possibility of keeping Garoppolo for one or even two years while Lance develops.

"We've talked about this internally," York said on "49ers Talk." "If we're in a situation where Jimmy goes out and takes us to a Super Bowl again and has an MVP-caliber season, and does it again, there are worse dilemmas to be in. And Jimmy certainly has the ability to do that."

He continued, "Knowing it's the most important position in sports, and it's great to have a guy that you do believe in and has gotten you to a Super Bowl. So you don't have to put the weight of the world on a rookie, whoever it was we were going to choose. And now that we know Trey is here, you don't have to put the weight of the world on that kid's shoulders. And he can grow into that position."

Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers walks off the field after being defeated by the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship Game at SoFi Stadium on January 30, 2022 in Inglewood, California. The Rams defeated the 49ers 20-17. Christian Petersen/Getty Images