Former NFL Scout John Middlekauff, who does a podcast that is a part of Colin Cowherd’s network as well as a podcast with Guy Haberman covering the 49ers, said on Friday the 49ers have a second-round pick on the table for Jimmy Garoppolo:
“I would say if they got a three and a two, how is that humanly possible? 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.
Khalil Mack just got traded for a two, and I get that quarterbacks are much more important than pass rushers, and there’s a supply-and-demand issue. There’s also a draft issue. Props to the Niners if they’re able to pull that sh*t off.”
On the surface, it feels like highway robbery if the 49ers come away with a second-round pick involved in a trade for Garoppolo. If traded, a deal would likely include multiple draft picks.
Carson Wentz was traded for two third-round picks, with the 2023 third-rounder having the chance to turn into a second-round selection if Wentz plays 70% of the snaps. Garoppolo is objectively better than Wentz.
If Wentz, who is also 29, was traded for two third-round picks, it’s not far-fetched that a desperate team — like the Colts, Steelers, or maybe even Raiders if Derek Carr is moved — that the 49ers could recoup a second-round pick in return.
Two other teams were interested in signing Sudfeld, according to Schefter.
The deal indicates the 49ers expect Sudfeld to back up Trey Lance this season. Jimmy Garoppolo is the only other quarterback on the roster, and the team could trade him sooner than later despite his shoulder surgery this week.
Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport (starts at 0:35 mark), the San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals are all expected to have interest in Wagner after his release from the Seahawks on Wednesday.
Corbett, 26, is interesting in that he’s young, he has operated in a similar offense and the 49ers would be taking a player from their division rival. Bozeman, 27, has played left guard and center in the past but isn’t the fluid mover the 49ers like for their offensive lines. Cappa, 27, is from nearby Dublin, Calif. Of note: Cappa and Corbett have been right guards, while Tomlinson plays on the left.
But three days after it was first revealed by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Seattle intended to release Wagner, and two days after the team made it official, Wagner tweeted that the Seahawks didn’t even communicate with him that he was going to be let go before the story got out.
Leaks happen all the time in the sports world thanks to insiders having close contacts within the organization. Athletes finding out they’ve been traded or let go through social media is increasingly commonplace. That doesn’t make it right, but that’s just the reality of the business.
“To be completely honest, it’s not about money at all,” Jones said, via Darren Urban of the Cardinals’ website. “Where I am in my career, I’ve gotten contracts, I’ve gotten the Super Bowl, but I think scheme is huge. Or for me, winning more championships. I’ll say it again, it’s not about money. I will say I want to go to a place that maximizes my talents. There have been times in my career where I’d say I caught myself out of position. I do take the blame, but at the same time it’s like, ‘Hey, should I have been doing that?’ I have enough comfort where I am in my career and this age to say that.”
“Stafford was willing to be a Colt last year,” Schrager said. “He was willing to go to the Colts … But they didn’t go over the top to go get Matthew Stafford last year. It was more ‘Hey, Frank Reich and Carson Wentz can go do this.’”