Details: Albert Breer thinks an opportunity could open up for Garoppolo about six weeks from now. As teams (like the Seahawks and Panthers) will have gotten to see how their quarterback situations play out in minicamp.
- Garoppolo, who underwent shoulder surgery in March, should also be cleared to throw toward the end of that time frame.
Seahawks: Breer sees Seattle as a potential fit for Garoppolo if Drew Lock struggles during minicamp (which ends on June 16). However, he’s unsure if the 49ers would trade Garoppolo within the NFC West.
Panthers: Breer also suggests that Carolina could have interest if Sam Darnold and Matt Corral fail to show promise over the next month.
Cap Relief: Breer writes that the 49ers “really could use the $24.6 million in cap space shipping off Garoppolo would create” to solve complicated contract negotiations with Deebo Samuel and Nick Bosa.