This NFL offseason could see three big-name quarterbacks switch teams and potentially four QBs selected in the top 10 at the 2021 NFL Draft. One of the franchises that could look to add a signal-caller in the coming months is the San Francisco 49ers. The team has Jimmy Garoppolo under contract for next season but could walk away from him (with just $2.8 million in dead money) and add a new QB.
Kyle Shanahan in his first draft as the 49ers head coach in 2017 passed on Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes, instead opting for Stanford defensive lineman Solomon Thomas with the No. pick. And after losing the Super Bowl less than three years later with Jimmy Garoppolo under center, Shanahan and John Lynch opted against Tom Brady in free agency in the 2020 offseason.
The San Francisco 49ers are helping to organize voices and provide any data and resources needed to get kids back into sports. We’re trying to be a conduit to expand the conversation,” said Jared Muela, the director of the 49ers’ PREP and fan engagement. Starting this summer, the NFL team has organized Zoom meetings with local high school football coaches, including Serra High School football head coach Patrick Walsh, James Logan head coach Ricky Rodriguez and Valley Christian’s Mike Machado.