13. Jimmy Garoppolo
The fact that the 49ers considered replacing Garoppolo with Tom Brady before 2020 even though they made the Super Bowl the previous year says a lot about his fall from grace. San Francisco watched jealously as Patrick Mahomes lit up the Super Bowl to show what a difference a franchise quarterback can make. They expected more from Garoppolo, but it’s fair to say that he hasn’t shown that he has the ability to be a high-level franchise signal-caller.
Yet he has cost them a lot of money. His five-year, $137 million deal still has two years left on it. It’s also going to be tough for them to get out of it because he has a no-trade clause before March 2022. That means they can’t trade him without his consent before then, so it’s not impossible. Nonetheless, the 49ers may find themselves in pursuit of a franchise quarterback in one of the next two drafts.