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On Thursday, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo spoke on FanSided’s Stacking The Box and said he would not mind a package deal with Deebo Samuel.
Jimmy Garoppolo and Deebo Samuel, coming to a town near you? Maybe together.
In an exclusive interview with FanSided’s Mark Carman on the Stacking The Box podcast, Garoppolo spoke at length about his admiration for teammate Deebo Samuel, a star recipient who has requested a barter.
“I would do it with a heartbeat,” Garoppolo said when asked about his thoughts on a potential package deal with Samuel. “Those things will take care of themselves, but I did not even think about that idea. That is not bad.”
Jimmy Garoppolo would welcome the package deal with Deebo Samuel
While this would be difficult to accomplish, the Niners would have to consider it if they respect Samuel’s request. Garoppolo has been difficult to relocate so far, but attaching him to Samuel would help relocate him to another city while granting San Francisco cap exemption.
From a financial point of view for other clubs, it is possible for another team to take over both, but considerable work had to be done on the contracts. Samuel is scheduled to earn $ 4.89 million this season in the final year of his deal, while Garoppolo’s cap-hit comes in at $ 26.95 million. While expansions could lower the immediate numbers and provide the opportunity to get rollover money down the line, it’s a serious issue for any organization.
Still, there are teams that make sense. The Carolina Panthers are the top among them and are in desperate need of an upgrade as a quarterback. For Carolina general manager Scott Fitterer, a trade with the 2023 election would be best, with the Panthers not having a second or third round election in next week’s draft.
Another team that makes sense? New Orleans Saints. They have a few first-round picks and need both guns and a quarterback. But even with general manager Mickey Loomis’ well-known penchant for cap gymnastics, this could be a trick too far for him.
For Garoppolo, it would be a gift from God. The 31-year-old quarterback goes to another starting concert paired with one of the league’s elite weapons, and one he knows of.
In addition, Garoppolo spoke in Stacking The Box about being a vocal supporter of the skilled craftsmanship, and will also attend International Signing Day with his father, Tony, 40-year-old career electrician.