When NFL Network’s David Carr, a former NY Giants quarterback, said recently that he thinks the G-Men would be wise to go after Jimmy Garoppolo, fans as a whole lost their minds. There’s simply no way general manager Joe Schoen would be foolish enough to make this kind of a deal go down.
Or could he? As things stand, the consensus is that the Giants are going to go with Daniel Jones to lead the offense out onto the field come Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans. However, former New York Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum recently wrote that he thinks NY should certainly try and bring in Jimmy G to town.
The NY Giants trading for Jimmy Garoppolo would be a mistake
"“The Giants have a variety of receiving weapons and one of the most talented running backs in the league,” Tannenbaum wrote. “They also recently added Kayvon Thibodeaux to a young and budding defense. Garoppolo may fit their competitive timeline more comfortably as the Giants wade through a weak NFC East. If the Giants feel that bringing in a veteran bridge quarterback such as Garoppolo to shepherd a future draft pick into his starting role is worthwhile, they may try to pounce at the opportunity to acquire Garoppolo a year early.”"
The Giants weren’t the only team Tannenbaum mentioned, though, as he also listed the Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers as others who could potentially try to trade for the veteran signal-caller. For the San Francisco 49ers, the future at the position belongs to Trey Lance, the 2021 first-round pick.
Garoppolo isn’t expected to remain in San Francisco for much longer. That’s why it could be wise for the team to let him go in exchange for a mid-round pick. It remains to be seen which organization is will to offer up some draft capital in exchange for Garoppolo’s services. While the Giants indeed are mentioned, they can’t afford to pay Garoppolo and fans want Schoen to roll with Jones in 2022.
Jones is in the final year of his contract and he wants to prove to be people that his career isn’t over just yet as a starting QB. Not many people out there like the idea of Garoppolo heading to MetLife Stadium. Big Blue nation is ready to see what Jones can do this fall, and they don’t want to even think about Garoppolo taking over the offense.