Immediately after news of the 49ers trading for the third overall pick in the draft broke, reports about the team wanting to keep Jimmy Garoppolo this year came from almost every direction. Adam Schefter said it. Ian Rapoport said it. Tim Kawakami said it. I don’t doubt that’s what they’ve been told, but don’t forget, we’re in the season of lying. San Francisco would like to get something in return for Garoppolo, so creating the impression they still want him helps (a little) with that.
In today’s Stats & Eggs podcast, I run through all of the reasons to keep Jimmy that you came at me with on Twitter over the weekend and explain why I don’t think they make sense.