The San Francisco 49ers agreed to let Jimmy Garoppolo seek a trade after they named Trey Lance as the future franchise quarterback. Bookies installed the Seattle Seahawks as the betting favorite at +300 odds to acquire Jimmy G in a trade with the 49ers, with the Houston Texans (+500), Cleveland Browns (+500), and New York Giants (+600) also contenders.
Jimmy G underwent shoulder surgery when the season ended, which is why teams that needed a quarterback weren’t in a rush to add him in a trade.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers at +800 odds stand out because Tim Brady unretired and returned to the team. Now, the Bucs’ interest in Jimmy G is solely as a backup and insurance policy if Brady gets injured.
|Jimmy G Next Team Trade Odds|
- Seattle Seahawks +300
- Houston Texans +500
- Cleveland Browns +500
- NY Giants +600
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers +800
- Miami Dolphins +1000
- New Orleans Saints +1200
- Atlanta Falcons +1200
- Las Vegas Raiders +2000
- Minnesota Vikings +2000
- Tennessee Titans +2000
- LA Rams +2500
- Washington Commanders +5000
- Arizona Cardinals +5000
- Pittsburgh Steelers +10000
Earlier in the year, the Washington Commanders, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Carolina Panthers were favorites to add Jimmy G in a trade. Since then, the Steelers signed Mitch Trubisky, the Panthers acquired Baker Mayfield in a trade with the Cleveland Browns, and the Commanders added Carson Wentz.
Who wants Jimmy G?
The Seattle Seahawks sent Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos in a trade, which surprised fans who expected Aaron Rodgers would become their next quarterback. Rodgers remained with the Packers after signing a ridiculous contract extension. The Seahawks acquired Drew Lock in that blockbuster trade, and the front office say they’ll stick with Lock as the starter. Loyal Seahawks fans — the so-called 12th Man — were begging the team to upgrade their quarterback. Once Mayfield went to the Panthers in a trade, Jimmy G became the obvious favorite candidate.
Will the miserly Seahawks want to pay Jimmy G’s $24.2 million salary? Will the 49ers want to trade him to an NFC West rival? Despite those questions, the Seahawks are +300 odds favorites to score Jimmy G in a trade.
The Houston Texans desperately need a quarterback after they shipped Deshaun Watson to the Cleveland Browns, which is why Jimmy G is +500 odds to become their next QB.
The Browns expect the NFL to suspend Watson for as much as half a season for his involvement in multiple sexual misconduct lawsuits. They say they’re cool with backup Jacoby Brissett as the starter, but Jimmy G is +500 odds to head to Cleveland.
The New York Giants finally cleaned house and hired a new head coach and general manager via the Buffalo Bills. The Giants hinted they’ll stick with Daniel Jones at quarterback during the last season of his initial rookie contract, but Jimmy G will give them a legit gunslinger and game manager. Jimmy G would thrive in the New York City media market and become an instant fan favorite, which is why he’s +600 odds to head to the Giants in a trade.