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Jimmy Garoppolo Reacts To The Deebo Samuel News

Jimmy Garoppolo in the NFC Championship Game.

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 30: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers looks to pass in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship Game at SoFi Stadium on January 30, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Deebo Samuel's trade request has been the biggest talking point in the NFL this week. On Thursday, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo commented on this situation.

During an

"I knew going into the surgery what it was going to take to get the shoulder back right, but we'll be throwing here soon."#49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo joined us to talk about his health, his future, and about Deebo Samuel.


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">appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Garoppolo called Samuel "one of the best football players" he has ever been around. Garoppolo also said that Samuel will get a new contract, regardless if he stays with the 49ers or gets traded. "I don't know what's going on behind the scenes and what the reasons are for everything, but what they'd be getting in Deebo is one of the best football players and one of the best guys I've ever been with," Garoppolo said. "I've been with Deebo since he was a rookie, so I've seen him evolve and grow. The way he set the tone for us in practice, the games, the meeting rooms, whatever it is - he puts his heart into it. "You have to appreciate a guy like that. He's a teammate who is going to put it all out on the line for you. However this whole thing works out for him, he deserves his money. He's going to get it, one way or another."

Samuel was the heart and soul of the 49ers' offense in 2021, racking up 1,770 scrimmage yards and 14 total touchdowns.

The Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers have been listed as potential landing spots for Samuel.