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NFL Source Names 'Most Likely Result' For Jimmy Garoppolo

Jimmy Garoppolo of the San Francisco 49ers reacts during the Super Bowl.

MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 02: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Thanks to Jimmy Garoppolo's shoulder surgery, the San Francisco 49ers will be hard-pressed to find a trade partner; let alone get the compensation they're looking for in a deal for the QB.

No team is likely to trade for a $25 million quarterback not even a month removed from a shoulder operation on his throwing arm.

Now, according to an NFL source with NBC's Pro Football Talk, the 49ers will probably have to cut Garoppolo.

Unless Jimmy G is willing to sign a lesser deal as part of the trade (which he wouldn't) San Francisco doesn't have much of a choice but to release the man who was once seen as their franchise QB. It should be noted, none of Jimmy Garoppolo's guaranteed salary comes due until just before Week 1. So, the Niners can definitely wait it out if they so choose. However, there will be no cap relief if the Niners do anything but cut him. Releasing Garoppolo would result in just $1.4 million in dead money, but an instant $25 million in cap space.

San Fran is clearly ready to move forward with Trey Lance after giving up what they did to grab him in the draft. Though it's unclear if he's even prepared to be an NFL starter at this point in time.

For now, Jimmy Garoppolo will remain one of the biggest stories off the offseason.