It is probably safe to say that if you want the Atlanta Falcons to trade for Jimmy Garoppolo, you are in the minority. A new rumor suggests that the Falcons have had an interest in the 49ers’ QB which has sent fans into a panic.
However, you should not panic as there is no way the Falcons will pull off a trade for Garoppolo since it makes absolutely no sense for them to do so.
Why the Falcons will not trade for Jimmy Garoppolo despite recent rumors
There is absolutely no reason why the Falcons would ever need to trade for Jimmy G. The recent rumors are either fake, the Falcons were just calling to see if they could somehow steal him for nothing, or they were simply doing their due diligence.
First of all, who does this “long-time NFL personnel evaluator” think he is where he can tell a rookie quarterback that it will take “two or three years, at best” for him to develop into a starting quarterback? He sounds like some lazy couch quarterback.
Not to mention, why can’t the Falcons afford to wait that long? He is speaking like this team is a mediocre quarterback away from winning the Super Bowl. It is a huge red flag that just does not add up.
Atlanta is not going to pull off a deal for Garoppolo as he does not even remotely line up with the timetable of this team. They have offloaded a bunch of players in order to have the money to make some moves in the coming years, not to trade for some average quarterback.
There is also one thing that Arthur Smith has shown he wants in a quarterback — mobility.
Think about the QBs he has worked with, minus Matt Ryan who he inherited by becoming the head coach, Ryan Tannehill, Marcus Mariota, Desmond Ridder, and even Feleipe Franks. Each one of those guys can extend plays, unlike Jimmy Garoppolo.
Needless to say, this rumor just does not seem totally legit. This anonymous person has some weird opinions and there is no reason why the Falcons would ever trade for Jimmy G.