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It looks like a year of Jalen Hurts might be enough for Eagles general manager Howie Roseman.
After leading Philadelphia to a 9-8 record and a playoff appearance, Hurts’ job would be up for grabs, with the team planning to take a “major hit” at quarterback this offseason. MMQB’s Albert Breer wrote Monday that the Eagles should make a run on 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
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Philadelphia’s 2020 second-round pick threw for 3,144 yards, 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions on 61.3% passing. He added 784 yards and 10 rushing scores. Unfortunately for Hurts, his limitations as a passer were front and center in the NFC Wild Card against the Buccaneers. Hurts completed just 23 of 43 passes for 258 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
Garoppolo, 30, is on the trading block after nearly guiding San Francisco to the Super Bowl for the second time in three seasons. The 49ers fell to eventual champion Rams, 20-17, in the NFC Championship.
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Despite going 33-14 in his career as a starter, Garoppolo’s play has been much maligned, especially in the 2021 season. Critics will argue that Garoppolo wasn’t the reason for the 49ers’ success, instead pointing out the play of receiver Deebo Samuel and the expertise of head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Despite all the criticism, Garoppolo threw for 3,810 yards, 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions on 68.3 percent passing. But with Trey Lance, San Francisco’s third overall pick in 2021, set to take the reins, Garoppolo is now expendable.
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Garoppolo has raised his value to the 49ers, which means a first-round pick should likely be on the table for a trade. Philadelphia certainly has the capital to acquire Garoppolo, holding three first-round picks in 2022 (15th, 16th, 19th).
Garoppolo has one year left on his contract, which pays him a base salary of $24.2 million and carries a cap of $26.95 million in 2022.