SANTA CLARA (CBS13) — Are Jimmy Garoppolo’s days as the 49ers’ starting quarterback numbered?
On Friday, San Francisco made one of the biggest trades of the offseason so far, securing Miami’s No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.READ MORE: Sacramento County Tackles Zip Code Vaccine Disparities
🚨 TRADE ALERT 🚨
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Miami walks away with a bag full of the 49ers’ top future picks: SF’s 2021 No. 12 overall, plus their 2022 and 2023 first-round picks. Miami also gets SF’s 2022 compensatory third-round pick.
ESPN first reported the details of trade, but the 49ers later confirmed the news on Friday afternoon.
Many on social media speculate that the 49ers are trading up to make sure they can select one of the top quarterbacks available in this year’s draft: Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence (widely considered to be the probable No. 1 pick), BYU’s Zach Wilson, and Ohio State’s Justin Fields.
After a disappointing post-Super Bowl losing season marked by injuries, speculation has been flying that the 49ers were looking to move beyond Garoppolo.MORE NEWS: Stockton Teen, 14, Shot While Driving Left Paralyzed
However, up until Friday, the majority of San Francisco’s roster moves have focused on resigning as many key players as they could.