Raheem Mostert remains on Team Garoppolo, too

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Multiple 49ers players continue to believe in 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Even if the 49ers don’t.

49ers tight end George Kittle spoke out in favor of the embattled Garoppolo on Tuesday. 49ers running back Raheem Mostert did, too.

“Hey look, that’s my quarterback until otherwise, you know, and that’s who I’m going to ride with,” Mostert said Tuesday on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “And that’s how the players feel. . . . When it comes to the business side, a lot of players don’t have the ins and outs. They don’t know anything. And that’s the case for me right now. I don’t know whose future, you know, is going to be in jeopardy in San Francisco. I don’t know if we’re going to make that trade for Deshaun [Watson], who knows, you know? The only people that know are the front office and the G.M. and the owner and the head coach, you know? But this league is changing and it’s crazy, man, to see, you know, all the mobile quarterbacks out there. But hey, like I said, I’m still riding with my quarterback and that’s number 10. He’s going to get the job done for us, and that’s what we believe in.”

The organization clearly seems to feel otherwise, given that the 49ers pursued quarterback Matthew Stafford and in light off the ability of the 49ers to move on from Garoppolo at a minimal cap charge.

Where the 49ers go from here remains to be seen. A trade for Kirk Cousins? A trade for Sam Darnold? Development of Josh Rosen? The 49ers seem to have, at least for, an “anyone but Garoppolo” vibe. Even if players like Kittle and Mostert want no one else.

11 responses to “Raheem Mostert remains on Team Garoppolo, too

  1. This seems a bit off from the real situation, Florio.

    While the 49ers aren’t enamored with Garoppolo, the bulk of the issue lies with his inability to stay healthy to show any growth.

    They’re not going to give up the farm for anyone out there.

  2. That’s fine. I’m sure lots of Tampa Bay Bucs were on Team Winston last year. It’s good to support your QB.

  3. I’m not sure how him saying that’s his quarterback til hes not puts him on team Garappolo.

  4. I think the real situation is closer to, the 49ers would like an upgrade to Jim, but they aren’t willing to give up major assets for the likes of Stafford (or Cousins or Ryan). Shanahan and Lynch got contract extensions, and they have given the impression that they’d prefer to keep their higher draft picks, develop the team, and preferably not repeat the likes of prior transactions wherein they gave up a 2nd-round pick for Dee Ford or a 3rd-round pick for an E. Sanders rental. Of course, that thinking would change for a chance to get a Watson, but the chances of that are slim to none.

  5. No deal was offered for Stafford and a trade for Cousins would not be an upgrade. Seems like Florio is the one that really wants Jimmy out of SF.

  6. sixstream says:
    February 2, 2021 at 7:34 pm
    I think the real situation is closer to, the 49ers would like an upgrade to Jim, but they aren’t willing to give up major assets for the likes of Stafford (or Cousins or Ryan). Shanahan and Lynch got contract extensions, and they have given the impression that they’d prefer to keep their higher draft picks, develop the team, and preferably not repeat the likes of prior transactions wherein they gave up a 2nd-round pick for Dee Ford or a 3rd-round pick for an E. Sanders rental. Of course, that thinking would change for a chance to get a Watson, but the chances of that are slim to none.

    I believe they get a 3rd round comp pick in return for the Sanders trade.

  7. The 49er players heard the rumor about Kirk Cousins, they might not think too much of Garoppolo but they think even less of Cousins.

  8. The rest of the NFL also remains on “Team Garoppolo” & hopes he is a Niner for many, many years to come.

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