The San Francisco 49ers announced on Monday that they have agreed to a trade with the New England Patriots to acquire QB Jimmy Garoppolo in exchange for San Francisco’s 2018 second round draft pick. Garoppolo must pass a physical for the trade to be executed.
Garoppolo will be formally introduced during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon at Levi’s Stadium. Details regarding the press conference will be distributed at a later time.
“We are thrilled for Jimmy to join the 49ers family,” said 49ers General Manager John Lynch. “Jimmy is a player we have researched extensively since Kyle and I joined the 49ers. I am extremely pleased this came together today and we all think it is a big win for our organization. Albeit in limited game action, Jimmy has displayed the characteristics and traits that we believe are vital to being a successful quarterback in this league. He has had the rare opportunity to sit and learn from a future Hall of Fame quarterback in a championship atmosphere. We look forward to Jimmy joining the team tomorrow and hitting the ground running.”
Garoppolo (6-2, 225) was originally selected by New England in the second round (62nd overall selection) of the 2014 NFL Draft. In four seasons with the Patriots, he has played in 17 games (two starts), completing 63 of 94 pass attempts (67.0 pct.) for 690 yards, five touchdowns, zero interceptions and a quarterback rating of 106.3.
A 25-year-old native of Rolling Meadows, IL, Garoppolo attended the University of Eastern Illinois, where he started all 45 games in which he appeared and completed 1,047 of 1,668 attempts (62.8 pct.) for 13,151 yards, 118 touchdowns and 51 interceptions. He finished his collegiate career ranked sixth in the Football Championship Subdivision annals with 118 touchdowns passes and seventh with 13,151 passing yards.