Report: 49ers rejected Patriots offer for Jimmy Garoppolo during 2021 draft

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The Mercury News

As Jimmy Garoppolo prepares for what could be his final start with the 49ers, a new report suggests San Francisco turned down a Patriots trade offer of a second-round pick for the quarterback during the NFL draft in April. On the day the 49ers selected quarterback Trey Lance with the No. 3 overall pick, a high-level Patriots official placed an informal call to a 49ers executive and made an offer for Garoppolo that was quickly rejected, according to “It’s Better to Be Feared,” Seth Wickersham’s book about the New England dynasty. The Patriots, who had dealt Garoppolo to the 49ers for a second-r…

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