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NFL Trade Rumors: Steelers working hard to trade for 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo

Written by Doug Rush

NFL Trade Rumors: Steelers working hard to trade for 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo

The Pittsburgh Steelers are in need of a quarterback with Ben Roethlisberger retiring.

Jimmy Garoppolo is expecting a trade from the San Francisco 49ers and would prefer a trade to a contending team.

So it would make sense if the Steelers were “working hard” to make a deal with the 49ers to land Garoppolo.

If he gets traded, it will be the second time in his career doing so, as he was traded from the New England Patriots to the 49ers after 2017.

There has been some speculation as to the Steelers possibly drafting a quarterback, but if they don’t like any of the options, then a trade for a veteran such as Garoppolo seems like a likely option.

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.