Report: Shoulder injury prevented 49ers from trading Garoppolo to Commanders

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) passes against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (Tony Avelar/AP)

The San Francisco 49ers had a deal in place to move Jimmy Garoppolo to the Washington Commanders at the NFL scouting combine, but it did not get done because of the quarterback's decision to have shoulder surgery, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

The reported deal would have included multiple draft picks but it fell through after Garoppolo decided to have an operation on his throwing shoulder. Washington decided to acquire Carson Wentz instead, sending two third-round picks and a fourth-round pick to the Indianapolis Colts.

Now, San Francisco is fortunate to have Garoppolo with starting quarterback Trey Lance out for the season after suffering a fractured fibula and ligament disruption.

Back on Aug. 29, the 49ers and Garoppolo agreed to a restructured one-year contract that included no-trade and no-tag clauses to keep him for the 2022 season but provide him with the chance to leave in free agency in 2023.

As part of the restructured deal, Garoppolo had the nonguaranteed $24.2 million base salary owed this season turned into a $6.5 million fully guaranteed base salary, $500,000 in roster bonuses and the chance to make nearly $9 million more in playing time bonuses.

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