The best blockbuster deals typically happen because one team wants to acquire a piece that pushes it over the top, and another wants to dump a contract and get a shiny new draft pick in return.
But why send away a contributor to get a pick for next year when there’s still a chance that player can help you get to the playoffs?
In trading for Garoppolo now, the 49ers have the chance to get him into Shanahan’s system and control his rights with the franchise or transition tag should they be unable to sign him to a long-term contract extension.
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It’s a tense time in Houston, he said, a sense of dread felt acutely by people in his neighborhood, if not by most of the people in attendance at the Astros’ games this weekend.
The trade deadline is getting much more exciting, though.
We got a taste when the Jaguars traded for two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Marcell Dareus on Friday, and the Seahawks traded for three-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Duane Brown on Womens Tyreek Hill Jersey Monday.
But the bombshell came Monday night when the Patriots sent Jimmy Garoppolo to become the new franchise quarterback of the 49ers.
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