Jimmy Garoppolo confirms the San Francisco 49ers want to trade him



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Jimmy Garoppolo confirms the San Francisco 49ers want to trade him

Jimmy Garoppolo is preparing to leave San Francisco as he has confirmed the 49ers are trying to find a trade partner for him. Garoppolo has been a member of the 49ers since 2017 and they have had some good seasons. Garoppolo and the 49ers appeared in the 2019 Super Bowl but fell just short of winning it all after blowing a double-digit lead against the Kansas City Chiefs.

"It's been a hell of a ride," Garoppolo said to the 49ers fans, according to ESPN. "I love you guys. See ya." 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan claimed the decision on Garoppolo's future hasn't been made.

"If we knew exactly what was happening, we would have told Jimmy," Shanahan said. "But this season just ended and we've got a great, young quarterback who was a rookie and we have a great quarterback here who is a veteran.

... I've got the ultimate respect for Jimmy and I'm very excited about Trey. That's where we're at right now. "So, we're in a situation where we've got to make some tough decisions that won't be easy.

But I'm happy about that. That means you've got the best scenario going and that's why we've got to put a lot of thought into this. And Jimmy will know everything as we go."

Garoppolo set to play for a new team

Garoppolo confirmed that he has had talks with 49ers general manager John Lynch and that he is trying to find the right team for him.

"I was talking to John yesterday about finding the right destination and whatever the future holds, just doing it the right way," Garoppolo said. "I've got a long career ahead of me. I'm excited about it.

I'm excited about the opportunities to come. I just want to go to a place where they want to win. That's really what I'm in this game for. I'm here to play football, win football games and as long as I've got that and good people around me, I think the rest will take care of itself."

The 49ers want to trade Garoppolo to a place where he would be happy. "As far as the whole trade situation, John has been very clear with it," Garoppolo said. "I think they're trying to do the best for me, I'm trying to do the best for them and we're working together. We haven't really made too much progress on it, but I think things will start happening here pretty quickly."