Once upon a time, the San Francisco 49ers were trying to trade veteran quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Much has changed since then.
Trey Lance is hurt and out for the season. Garoppolo, meanwhile, is once again the team's starting quarterback.
Garoppolo and the 2-2 Niners will battle the Panthers of Carolina this Sunday. Interestingly enough, that's one of the teams that tried to acquire Garoppolo during the off-season.
Garoppolo revealed this Thursday night that the Panthers were one of the "top couple" teams interested in acquiring him in a trade during the off-season.
Jimmy Garoppolo said the Panthers were one of the “top couple” of teams that was interested in trading for him this offseason.
The Panthers, of course, went with Baker Mayfield over Jimmy Garoppolo. It was probably the wrong decision, but the Niners won't complain.
San Francisco is extremely fortunate Garoppolo wasn't traded. Otherwise the team would be in a pretty bad quarterback situation.
Garoppolo and the Niners play the Panthers on Sunday.