Jimmy Garoppolo has a full no-trade clause in his contract with the San Francisco 49ers, but that does not mean the team would have trouble dealing him if a potential suitor came along. In reality, Garoppolo probably wants to be traded.
The final two years of Garoppolo’s contract contain no guaranteed money. Any team that trades for him would obviously want him as a starting quarterback, so he wouldn’t have to worry about being released. That means he would have a much better shot of collecting the $50 million he is owed over the next two seasons.
Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area believes Garoppolo will be the 49ers’ starting quarterback in Week 1, but he says the 29-year-old would welcome a trade.