With the 49ers still awaiting a trade opportunity for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, the recent news will make it even more difficult for the team to justify rolling the dice on Garoppolo
with or without its current starting quarterback injured.
A report seriously questions the extent of Jimmy Garoppolo's commitment to the cause during the quiet times of the offseason.
In 2018, an unnamed member of the team's coaching staff told Mike Silver of the San Francisco Chronicle this about Garoppolo,
via Peter King's Football Morning in America: "Once he left the news conference [to announce his new contract], nobody heard from him for weeks and weeks.
And we looked at each other and were like, 'What just happened?'"
The report from Silver notes that Garoppolo ghosting the 49ers became a regular occurrence during the following offseasons.
The collective bargaining agreement contains specific rules limiting football meetings and other activities prior to the start of the offseason program.
However, players (like highly paid quarterbacks) certainly welcome the disruption of their quiet time, because for them,
most coaches and managers would expect them to have no quiet time. Garoppolo appears to have simply taken full advantage