Jimmy Garoppolo has been on the other side. He was the quarterback the Patriots drafted in the second round in 2014 when Tom Brady was 37 and entering his 15th season.
The 49ers used an even higher pick on the guy in line to replace Garoppolo as the starter, selecting Trey Lance with the third overall choice.
Aaron Rodgers, the quarterback on the opposite sideline of Garoppolo this week, went through the same thing last year when the Packers traded up in the first round to select Jordan Love. Rodgers went on to win the MVP last season, perhaps changing the team’s timeline on his future.
Rich Eisen asked Garoppolo on the Rich Eisen Show on Tuesday whether he would make it clear that he wants a future elsewhere, with the 49ers having used a high draft choice on Lance.
“I don’t know,” Garoppolo told Eisen on Peacock, via NBCSportsBayArea.com. “To be completely honest, I haven’t thought that far ahead yet. It’s one of those things that I’m still tied up with the season and everything that we’ve got going on.