Chicago Bears potential cap casualty targets: Jimmy Garoppolo
Now we’re getting into interesting territory. For a couple of months now, the rumors of San Francisco wanting to move on from Jimmy Garoppolo have gotten stronger. Whether they move on from him and trade for a veteran or snag a rookie remains to be seen.
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But, the 49ers could end up releasing Garoppolo. Trading Garoppolo was always going to be difficult, especially because they could cut ties and save a whopping $23.6 million in the process.
If San Francisco has a plan to replace him, this move seems like a no-brainer. Meanwhile, it seems logical for the Bears to be in the mix for Garoppolo if he is cut.
All the Bears need, at this point, is a serviceable quarterback who will not give the game away. Garoppolo was good enough to run an offense and get to the Super Bowl while his defense did a lot of the dirty work.
In Chicago, he’d have a top-10 defense and (hopefully) a top-10 receiver in Allen Robinson while an improved run game backs him up. The Bears would have enough on offense to be competitive with Garoppolo. It would just be about executing, and hoping that Matt Nagy’s offense finally works consistently.