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NFL Insider Believes 49ers Could Trade Jimmy Garoppolo To Rival Team

The 49ers are in need of a suitor to unload Jimmy Garoppolo and it looks like it could be a division rival.

Earlier this week it was revealed that there are concerns over Matt Stafford’s elbow. Rams head coach called Stafford’s elbow injury “abnormal” while speaking to the media.

“It’s a little bit abnormal for a quarterback,” McVay told reporters. “Some of this stuff is things that MLB pitchers deal with, so it is something that we’re kind of learning about “It is something I’ve never navigated through as a coach with a quarterback.”

Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio has floated the idea that the Rams may trade for Jimmy G is Stafford isn’t able to recover properly from his elbow injury.

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The question has become more relevant as more information has emerged regarding starting quarterback Matthew Stafford‘s elbow. Reportedly a case of “bad tendinitis,” it’s a baseball issue — and the Rams seem to be flummoxed by the situation.

It would be awkward, to say the least, for the 49ers to trade him to the Rams. The more likely scenario would entail the 49ers releasing Garoppolo before Week One, making him a free agent who could sign with any team. Then, the Rams could try to woo him as the insurance policy for Stafford.

As for Stafford, he says he feels better every day but it still isn’t 100 percent yet.

“I just have a little soreness,” Stafford said. “We’re working through it. I felt pretty good today. I thought it looked pretty good. Just trying to be smart with it and make me feel as good as I can feel going into Week One while still getting as many reps as I can too.”

“We got a great plan,” Stafford said. “I’m feeling stronger every time I come out here and throw. I don’t know if you guys were watching, I felt like I could make any throw I wanted to today. I’m just trying to be smart when I get those opportunities to make sure I can come out here, cut it loose, turn it loose like I did today and go from ther