Here’s why a Jimmy Garoppolo-Patriots reunion reportedly never materialized

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Friday, NFL insider Albert Breer gave more insight into why a Jimmy Garoppolo-New England Patriots reunion never came to fruition. Greer indicated that the 49ers believe they are competing for a championship, and that they can win with Garoppolo.

Breer specified that he would find it hard to believe that San Francisco would have even considered trading the quarterback. With San Francisco selecting rookie signal-caller Trey Lance third overall, the organization needs some time to develop the rookie.

With Super Bowl aspirations in combination with a rookie quarterback, Breer indicated that trading Garoppolo did not make sense in the mind of the organization.

“The decision to go with Trey Lance I think basically moved Jimmy Garoppolo further off the market,” Breer added. “I think at that point the 49ers knew, and Kyle knew, we probably have to at least preserve the ability to redshirt our rookie quarterback for a year, because it’s Trey Lance and not Mac Jones. I can’t imagine the 49ers would be going out there and actively trying to make a deal for Jimmy Garoppolo unless the compensation coming back was absolutely overwhelming. That’s what they’ve maintained the whole time.”

“The reason why, again, is because they believe they’re competing for a championship this year.”

As the 49ers look to remain competitive in a deep NFC West, San Francisco has pieces for now as well as the future. as a result, a New England-Garoppolo reunion is not in the cards