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49ers Trade Up to Acquire 3rd Overall Pick From Dolphins

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49ers Trade-Up

On Friday, Adam Schefter reported that the San Francisco 49ers traded up to acquire the 3rd overall pick in paid this year’s NFL draft with the Miami Dolphins. The Niners are giving up No. 12, a ‘22 third-rounder, and first-round picks in 2022 and 2023.

This is an expensive move for the 49ers to make especially considering they aren’t exactly sure what QB will be waiting for them at pick three. Everyone knows the Jaguars are selecting Trevor Lawrence with the first overall pick, but the Jets are a bit of a mystery. Last I looked at some of NJ’s Top NFL Betting Sites; the team was rumored to do any number of things, including trading out of the 2nd overall pick. If, however, the Jets do pick a QB second overall after taking Sam Darnold with the third pick in the 2018 Draft, they would become the first team in the Common Draft Era, since 1967, to select two QBs in the top three overall picks in a four-year span, per @EpKap

What About Jimmy G?

The obvious question many people are asking now is, what do the 49ers do with Jimmy Garoppolo? Could they trade him for pocket change? Would a team like the Patriots want him back? Ideally, if the 49ers are willing to mortgage the franchise to move up and get one of these young superstars, they have to have plans for Jimmy G.

Garoppolo signed a 5 year, $137,500,000 contract with the San Francisco 49ers, including a $7,000,000 signing bonus, $74,100,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $27,500,000. In 2019, Garoppolo will earn a base salary of $17,200,000, a roster bonus of $150,000 and a workout bonus of $600,000, while carrying a cap hit of $19,350,000 and a dead cap value of $13,100,000.

Dolphins Continue to Make the Most out of Tunsil Trade

The Laremy Tunsil trade for Miami has now netted them: the 26th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the 12th, 36th, and 102nd pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, plus a 2022 first-round pick and 2023 first-round pick. Thanks, Bill O’Brien

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