Should Browns commerce for 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo?

As Jimmy Garoppolo waits to seek out out which crew he’ll be taking part in for this yr, a brand new suitor could be coming into the chat.

The Cleveland Browns are reportedly contemplating buying the San Francisco 49ers’ former beginning quarterback if Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension will increase considerably upon enchantment. The Browns are awaiting the ruling of Peter C. Harvey, who confirmed that the league is searching for a minimal year-long ban for Watson.

On Thursday’s “The Herd,” host Colin Cowherd broke down why this is able to be an excellent transfer for Cleveland, which is about at hand over the QB reins to Jacoby Brissett in Watson’s absence.

“Initially, I didn’t think this was the play, but if six games becomes 12 in a division with [Joe] Burrow and Lamar Jackson — I think you have to consider it,” Cowherd mentioned. “This is why it makes sense. … The Cleveland offense has a lot of similarities to the Niners’ offense: excellent run game, very good O-line, productive tight end, not a deep receiving corps, but a star [Amari Cooper]. … This would be a very easy transition for Jimmy Garoppolo.”

Browns to think about Garoppolo if Watson serves longer suspension

Browns to consider Garoppolo if Watson serves longer suspension

Colin Cowherd reacts to a report that the Cleveland Browns are contemplating buying Jimmy Garoppolo if Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension is elevated.

“I know a lot of you are down on Garoppolo, [but] he’s won a lot of big games,” Cowherd added. “He also comes from a very tough division [and] goes — in Cleveland — to a very tough division.”

Garoppolo boasts a 31-14 report as a starter with the Niners over 5 seasons. Final season, he threw for 3,810 yards and 20 touchdowns in 15 video games. San Francisco completed 10-7, third within the NFC West. The Niners have made it to the NFC Championship Recreation in two of the previous three seasons (2019 and 2021) with Garoppolo below middle and are simply three years faraway from an look in Tremendous Bowl LVI.

Regardless of his relative success, the Niners have made it clear that they are shifting ahead with 22-year-old Trey Lance, whom they chose with the No. 3 choose within the 2021 NFL Draft.

One of many greatest causes the group hasn’t been in a position to facilitate a commerce is due to Garoppolo’s contract state of affairs. He is due a non-guaranteed $24.2 million base wage this season and the membership will save $25.55 million in cap area if he is off the roster earlier than the tip of the month. That seemingly has groups ready for Jimmy G to be launched. 

The 30-year-old can be nonetheless reportedly a “couple weeks away” from being able to take the sphere after offseason shoulder surgical procedure. Cowherd nonetheless believes he is a great funding. 

“Garoppolo, for all his faults and as low as his ceiling is, he’s been ‘Big-Game Jimmy,’” Cowherd mentioned. “Cleveland makes total sense. They’re saying, ‘We’re not going to punt on the season.'”

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