Report: Browns are not expected to pursue a trade for Jimmy Garoppolo

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News earlier today that the 49ers have given Jimmy Garoppolo permission to seek a trade has created a question about which team or teams might have interest. Most teams already have their quarterback rooms set for training camp.

The Browns are one team that still has uncertainty at the position while awaiting NFL disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson’s ruling on a potential suspension for Deshaun Watson.

The Browns, though, are not expected to pursue a trade for Garoppolo, Mary Kay Cabot of reports.

PFT reported earlier this week that the Browns are privately bracing for an eight-game suspension of Watson. They are comfortable that Jacoby Brissett can “hold down the fort, especially with a relatively soft first four games,” until Watson returns, according to Cabot.

Garoppolo has a base salary of $24.2 million this season, but a trade almost certainly will include an agreement between the quarterback and his new team to reduce that number. Garoppolo, though, might have difficulty finding a ton of interest at this late date, especially if the Browns don’t have interest.

23 responses to “Report: Browns are not expected to pursue a trade for Jimmy Garoppolo

  1. Jimmy G is way more deserving than to go to the most disfunctional team in the NFL.

  2. If anybody can drive the bus over the cliff it’s my Browns. If Watson gets a year suspension look for a deal to go down.

  3. Looks like we have finally hit bottom with the Jimmy G situation to the point that the same “Jimmy’s not going to Browns” story is re-cycled. But this Jimmy cannot last forever – can it?

  4. I’m not expecting any team to actively acknowledge they want to discuss or participate in trade negotiations. They all know that SF needs the trade more than they do, so waiting is better from a fiscal standpoint. In fact, I suspect there will be a non disclosure agreement about possible negotiations, before any serious negotiations even get started.

  5. Why would any team trade for a guy who’s probably going to end up cut anyway. Doesn’t make any sense just wait until the 49ers release him

  6. I hope the Seahawks get him .. He’s light years ahead of Vino and Drew..we could actually have a good shot at the division.. If we don’t get him we’ll be bottom dwellers …

  7. semms like a perfect oppotunity for JG. do well, youd be a starter next year somewhere else, do poorly, and youl make millions as a backup… again, somewhere else….
    and being a backup isn’t horrible…. id give my right nut for a backup qb job in the nfl

  8. Wouldn’t surprise me to see him end up in Miami to compete against Tua. Of course for a severely reduced salary

  9. The 49ers have a cap hit of $26,950,000 if they cut Garoppolo)(see Spotrac site) he would have to take a pay cut. Might be why no one is interested since March.

  10. “Our preferred strategy is to cut the QB who got us to the playoffs in favor of giving a QB who hasn’t been to the playoffs in 3 years a quarter-billion dollars, so we’re not interested in a QB who’s gotten further in the playoffs, multiple times, than either of them.”

    The Browns, ladies and gentlemen!

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