Browns could ‘consider acquiring’ Jimmy Garoppolo from 49ers, reports say

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert, right, celebrates his touchdown with...
San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert, right, celebrates his touchdown with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo during the second half of the NFL NFC Championship football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) (KY3)
Published: Aug. 11, 2022 at 2:26 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - If Deshaun Watson’s suspension is increased from its current six games, the Browns could “consider acquiring” Jimmy Garoppolo from San Francisco, according to Browns beat reporter Mary Kay Cabot.

Garoppolo, 30, has one year left on his contract at a cap hit of $26.9 million.

The Browns currently have the most cap space in the league, $46 million, according to Spotrac.

Any team that trades for him would inherit that contract.

Garoppolo is believed to be available since the 49ers have named Trey Lance their starting QB.

Garoppolo has been San Francisco’s starter the past five seasons, leading the team to one Super Bowl loss and two NFC Championship games.

He was originally drafted by New England in 2014 and was Tom Brady’s backup for three seasons.

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