Breer posted the exact language in the contract and explained that unless Garoppolo agrees to a deal, San Francisco can’t trade him until March of 2022, as this year’s trade deadline has already passed.
Worth mentioning: 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo has a no-trade clause for the 2021 League Year only. That means the Niners can't trade him w/o his consent between now and March 2022. Kyle Shanahan said yesterday he expects Garoppolo to be his starter in '21.
Here's the language … pic.twitter.com/SgJpVA6qRX
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 18, 2020
The veteran quarterback’s future in San Francisco has come under scrutiny after his poor play this season and multiple high-ankle sprains. Garoppolo is currently on injured reserve and might not play again in 2020.
Last week in NFLTR Review, we looked at San Francisco’s options for potentially replacing Garoppolo. This news makes it more likely he’s on the roster in 2021.
Garoppolo, 28, is a former second-round pick of the Patriots back in 2014. The Patriots traded him to the 49ers in 2017 at the trade deadline in return for a 2018 second-round pick.
Garoppolo was in line to be an unrestricted free agent when the 49ers signed him to a five-year, $137.5 million contract during the 2018 offseason.
In 2020, Garoppolo has appeared in six games for the 49ers and completed 67.1 percent of his passes for 1,096 yards, seven touchdowns, and five touchdowns.
We’ll have more on Garoppolo as the news is available.