The San Francisco 49ers are 1-6. Jimmy Garoppolo is out for the season. In other words, their season is over. But the NFL trade deadline isn’t. In fact, it’s right around the corner. But as we near it, one San Francisco wideout is drawing interest. And according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, that’s 11-year veteran Pierre Garcon.
49ers’ WR Pierre Garcon drawing interest from teams as trade deadline approaches, per sources.https://t.co/BX9LB5EYEA
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 28, 2018
Unsurprisingly, Garcon is currently enduring the worst season of his career. After seven games, he has just 21 receptions and 230 yards. He’s averaging a career-low 11 yards per reception. And, he’s hauling in just 52.5% of his targets — his lowest mark since 2009. At this point, though, the price for Garcon can’t possibly be too high.
For starters, he’s 32 years old. Secondly, he’s not playing Sunday due to a knee injury. It just seems like the 49ers don’t have a whole lot of leverage here. But Schefter reports that they’re probably still hoping to get a fairly high draft pick. Over parts of 11 seasons, the wideout has 625 receptions, 7,798 yards and 37 touchdowns. Though, he hasn’t found the endzone since 2016 while playing with Washington. That’s also the last time he posted a 1,000-plus yard season.
Will any team take a chance on the aging veteran? We’ll know in a few days.