NFL Rumors: Indianapolis Colts interested in Jimmy Garoppolo after trading away Carson Wentz

Written by Doug Rush

On Wednesday, the Indianapolis Colts made the deal to send Carson Wentz to the Washington Commanders, which finally gave Washington the quarterback they needed.

With that trade though, it leaves the Colts in need of a quarterback themselves, and they apparently are targeting Jimmy Garoppolo.

The San Francisco 49ers have been expected to trade Garoppolo because they drafted Trey Lance in the 2021 NFL Draft with the third overall pick.

Garoppolo nearly lead the 49ers to the Super Bowl this past year; winning playoff games against the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers before losing the NFC Championship Game to the Los Angeles Rams, who won Super Bowl 56.

Garoppolo spent his first three seasons as the backup to Tom Brady with the New England Patriots before getting traded in 2017 to the 49ers.

With the Philadelphia Eagles having the Colts first round pick from the Wentz trade from a year ago, the Colts getting a quarterback in the draft, at least in the first round, seems unlikely.

Indianapolis could get a quarterback later on in the draft, but making a trade for a veteran like Garoppolo seems like the way to for Indianapolis. The Colts aren’t the only team linked to him, as the Pittsburgh Steelers have been rumored with possible interest as well.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.