NFL Exec Weighs in on Jimmy Garoppolo’s Trade Value

Jimmy Garoppolo


Jimmy Garoppolo versus the Packers on January 22,2022.

Is longer better for the San Francisco 49ers and Jimmy Garoppolo?

We’ve reached this point: The 49ers starting off the 2022 preseason with their Friday, August 12 home contest versus the Green Bay Packers already here — and Garoppolo still remains untraded and unreleased.

But in a conversation with Heavy Senior NFL writer Matt Lombardo, one NFL executive shared his thoughts on what Garoppolo’s trade value is starting to look like and details if the 49ers keeping him longer is better.

What Exec Said

The NFC personnel executive, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, first shared what the 49ers could get out of the Cleveland Browns.

“The Niners could probably get at least a third-round pick from a team like the Browns, but the longer they hold him, the price could go way up,” the executive said.

As of Thursday, August 11, the Browns have resurfaced as a potential destination due to the lingering future involving Deshaun Watson per Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Watson is still scheduled to start for the Browns in their preseason debut at 4 p.m. Pacific Time versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, according to the Associated Press, Watson is willing to accept an eight-game suspension since he’s slated for six once the re