Jimmy Garoppolo reacts to 49ers showing interest in Tom Brady this offseason

Ryan Hannable
June 16, 2020 - 11:13 am

49ers general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan are two of the most honest people in the NFL.

Because of this, it was known the organization at least discussed adding Tom Brady this offseason when he was a free agent.

Of course, Jimmy Garoppolo was their quarterback and is signed through the 2022 season, but after the playoffs and Super Bowl there were some out there who believed the position could be upgraded. Of course, the 49ers really didn't factor much into things and Brady ultimately signed with Tampa Bay.

But, how did Garoppolo feel about the rumors and the team considering the player who he played behind in New England?

“It kind of comes with the territory,” he said recently to Matt Barrows. “It comes with the job.”

Garoppolo added: “The one thing I can say about the whole situation was Kyle and John were very honest with me the whole time. That’s their job — to put the best team together possible and you’ve got to respect that. So as long as the honesty and truthfulness is there, I respect those guys, I love those guys. And it’s going to be a fun year this year.”

Although the quarterback is 28 years old, this coming season will only his his second as a full-time starter following his 3.5 years in New England and then tearing his ACL three games into the 2018 season.

The 49ers are once again among the favorites in the NFC. 

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