The 49ers agreed to trade Jimmy Garoppolo – in March

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Last week The Washington Post A profile of Adam Schefter presented to the football-following world A look inside the sausage making process When it comes to NFL scoops. Wednesday, Schefter He showed us a finished sausage.

Tweeted Schefter on Wednesday, July 20: “49ers Officially presented Jimmy GaroppoloWin’s agents Dan Yee and Carter Chow cleared the trade, sources said.

Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area wrote on March 28: “49ers Garoppolo and his representation were cleared to make the trade, [G.M. John] Lynch said.

So, today’s news basically reiterates something the team has already expressed. Almost four months ago.

So what’s going on here? In my estimation, another example of the favoritism Schefter engages in to ensure he is at the front of the line for any and all scoops. By exposing old news as new to his 9.6 million followers, with not one but two agents’ names apparently added to the social media billboard, Schefter has given Yee and Chow not only free publicity, but a revitalized effort. The trading market is catatonic to date.

Schefter’s statement/favor was certainly fueled by NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport’s interpretation Tuesday that Garoppolo is expected to be completely cleared by mid-August, and our interpretation of this timeline Screw both the 49ers and Garoppolo. Added Schefter in his tweet: “Garoppolo cleared to start practice, per team; The 49ers are still expected to be cautious with him this summer.

There is a difference between being trained and being completely clear. Apparently, Yee and Chow wanted to make it clear to everyone through Schefter’s site that Garoppolo is available for trade now, not later.

But he’s got it. And no one made a play for him.

Very well. Garoppolo was cleared to practice, where he is now. Good luck with that. The Browns received a fifth-round pick from the Panthers Baker Mayfield, he only gets $5 million from his new team. The 49ers can expect nothing more from Garoppolo, except for a freak Teddy Bridgewater Type of injury?

Regardless, Schefter did his part. He dusted off some old news in a last-ditch effort to create a trade market that didn’t exist for Garoppolo. Whenever Garoppolo makes his next move (and/or if there’s any news about Yee or Chow’s other clients), you don’t need five guesses as to who will tweet it five minutes before it’s announced.

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