Off Constantly wrote:
The 49ers have reached out to the Panthers about a potential trade for Teddy Bridgewater.
The Niners' interest in Bridgewater doesn't necessarily mean they're keen on replacing Jimmy Garoppolo as the team's starter. 49ers general manager John Lynch has said the team needs to upgrade its backup QBs as to avoid a lost season if or when the oft-injured Jimmy G is sidelined. Carolina is among the leaders in the Deshaun Watson sweepstakes, making Bridgewater expendable if a team has a solid offer for the veteran. There's almost no chance Bridgewater starts for Carolina in 2021.
Source: The Athletic
Mar 1, 2021, 9:57 AM ET
Menage a trois?
That report/rumor makes absolutely no sense, I wonder if it's from Bridgewater's agent or the Panthers. Otherwise, it literally makes no sense.
Why would the 49ers both keep Jimmy G AND go out and trade some type of asset for Teddy Bridgewater who is also an injury risk and nothing special?
Garoppolo has cap hits of $26M this year and $27M next year. Cut this year = $2.8M dead cap, $1.4M next season. Either year's dead cap number is very manageable, obviously.
Bridgewater has a $22M cap hit this year, $26M next year. Cut next year = $5M dead cap
So, the 49ers would give up some type of trade/draft capital... for what? $46M tied up into two mediocre QB's, both of whom have their own injury concerns. Or, why would you trade for Bridgewater and then cut Garoppolo?
None of these situations make any sense for the 49ers.