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49ers-Dolphins trade opens door for a Jimmy Garoppolo exit

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It goes without saying, but Jimmy Garoppolo's time with the San Francisco 49ers simply hasn't gone according to plan. While the team went to the Super Bowl during the 2019 campaign, Garoppolo struggled and didn't do nearly enough to power his team to victory.

He's also been haunted by injuries with San Francisco and he really looked off in 2020. Could the team be ready to move on from him? Well, the 49ers just traded up to land the No. 3 overall pick in next month's NFL Draft. Let the Garoppolo trade rumors begin?

NFL insider Matt Verderame sure thinks that's the case and we agree with him. San Francisco wouldn't move up and trade multiple first-round picks unless they have someone they love at the top of their board. Could it be Zach Wilson? The expectation is that Trevor Lawrence will be taken No. 1 overall by the Jaguars. The Jets have the No. 2 pick, but are they ready to give up on Sam Darnold?

This blockbuster deal sure has provided plenty of intrigue leading up to the first round. Stay tuned to see if Garoppolo ends up getting traded here in the near future.