As San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan recently described, there’s “a lot of cards on the table” when it comes to Jimmy Garoppolo’s future.

The 29-year-old quarterback’s “final message” to the fanbase seems to imply all of those cards involve a trade, although the 49ers’ top brass didn’t rule out keeping Garoppolo for the 2022 season. But could one card end up with Jimmy G on the Las Vegas Raiders?

Bleacher Report’s Michelle Bruton posed the idea, seeing a future in which new Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels decides to reunite with a player he knows well in Garoppolo.

“As McDaniels looks to install his offense in Las Vegas,” part of Bruton’s prediction reads. “Garoppolo may not be a long-term solution. But he could certainly help get things off the ground.”

That connection between the two former members of the New England Patriots is certainly real, but it would take a lot of parts moving in sync to make it happen.


Garoppolo, McDaniels and Derek Carr

It’s important to note that Bruton’s proposal begins with quarterback Derek Carr being traded from the Raiders to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as Tom Brady’s replacement. That would open up the space for McDaniels to coach his former quarterback.