Owner Jed York just lately instructed that the 49ers are happy to keep Garoppolo and his wage of $24.2 million, which turns into totally assured (as a sensible matter) at 4:00 p.m. ET on September 10.
The aim is clear. York desires to dissuade doubtlessly groups from considering that they merely want to attend, and that Garoppolo finally can be launched.
To get him, you’ll must commerce for him. That’s the message.
Of course, that’s solely a part of the equation. Anyone who trades for Garoppolo should additionally work out a monetary association with him. No one pays him $24.2 million, barring the sort of desperation that might movement from immediately shedding the beginning quarterback for the season. Thus, he’ll want to just accept much less with a purpose to facilitate a commerce.
His most suitable choice could possibly be to proceed to take a seat and wait.
Would the 49ers permit the base wage to change into assured by conserving him round after September 10? They’d proceed to carry the capacity to commerce him, if/when a starter suffers a season-ending harm, by way of the Tuesday after Week Eight. (He’d additionally change into a possible insurance coverage coverage in the occasion starter Trey Lance is injured. Assuming Garoppolo will reply any calls or texts from the crew.)
An inexpensive argument has been made for Garoppolo accepting much less cash with a purpose to land with a new crew and carry out nicely sufficient to land a strong deal in free company. The counter is easy. Why refuse the alternative to make $24.2 million for not taking part in? There’s not a lot he can do on the area in 2022 to enhance his standing for 2023. When we final noticed him, he was taking the 49ers to the brink of the Super Bowl. A yr off didn’t harm Deshaun Watson. Why would it not harm Garoppolo?
So if the 49ers are keen to let this journey towards a non-existent home in the Hamptons with two solariums and horses named Snoopy and Prickly Pete proceed past September 10, Garoppolo ought to fortunately go alongside for the experience. And at that time he ought to refuse to take a penny lower than $24.2 million to facilitate a commerce.