The NFL trade rumors are heating up as the Raiders are reportedly targeting Jimmy Garoppolo as a potential replacement for Derek Carr.
Reports suggest that the Raiders are “eyeing” Garoppolo as a potential trade target this offseason. The 49ers quarterback has been the subject of trade rumors for months, and it seems the Raiders are now emerging as a possible destination.
The Raiders have been searching for a long-term solution at quarterback, and it appears they see Garoppolo as a player who could potentially fill that role. Derek Carr has been the team’s starting quarterback for the past nine seasons, but there have been some questions about his future with the team after Carr was benched for the final two games of the 2022 NFL season.
If the Raiders do make a move for Garoppolo, it would likely be a blockbuster trade as the 49ers quarterback is one of the most sought-after players in the league.
However, the Raiders do have some assets to work with. They currently hold the No. 8 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, which could be used as part of a trade package for Garoppolo. They also have some talented young players on the roster who could be attractive to the 49ers.
Tom Brady to The Raiders?
On the other hand, Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer reported during an appearance on the “Dan Patrick Show,” that Las Vegas has interest in Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady alongside 49ers’ Garoppolo.
“I can tell you unequivocally, this is a fact, the Raiders are looking into [signing Tom Brady], Breer said. “The Raiders are looking into going and acquiring Tom Brady … Yes, this is something that the Raiders are doing their research on. Same goes for Jimmy Garoppolo. They’re looking at the idea of studying Jimmy Garoppolo.” said Albert.
— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) January 6, 2023
Of course, it’s important to note that these are just rumors at this point, and nothing has been finalized. The Raiders have not confirmed that they are interested in trading for Garoppolo nor Tom Brady and the 49ers have not commented on the possibility of a trade.
However, it seems clear that the Raiders are at least considering the possibility of bringing in a new quarterback. If they do decide to make a move for Garoppolo, it would shake up the quarterback market and send shockwaves throughout the league.
We will have to wait and see what happens, but one thing is for certain: the NFL trade rumors are always entertaining, and this one will definitely be worth keeping an eye on as the offseason progresses.