The 49ers are ready to upgrade at quarterback.
The Niners have acquired the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft from Miami Dolphins for the No. 12 pick, first-round picks in the 2022 and 2023 and a 2022 third-round selection, according to ESPN.
Filed to ESPN: Dolphins trading No. 3 overall pick to the San Francisco 49ers for the No. 12 pick, a 2021 third-round pick (SF’s comp pick for Robert Saleh hiring) and first-round picks in 2022 and 2023, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 26, 2021
Blockbuster deal with massive ramifications for years to come.
The 49ers paid a hefty price to presumably draft one of the rookie quarterbacks in this year's draft. That could be either Zach Wilson, Justin Fields or Trey Lance.
What does that mean for Jimmy Garoppolo?
49ers now square in the QB mix, but are holding on to Jimmy Garoppolo and have no plans to trade him, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 26, 2021
As nice as that sounds, there are plenty of quarterback-needy teams who could trade for the handsome passer, including his former team the New England Patriots.
But the 49ers have a playoff-caliber roster, so would 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan trust that to a rookie? It remains to be seen.
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