SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The San Francisco 49ers introduced their quarterback of the future to fans Tuesday after trading for New England backup Jimmy Garoppolo.
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The Niners traded a 2018 second-round pick to the Patriots in the deal that will be certified after Garoppolo passes a physical for the team.
San Francisco (0-8) had been expected to either draft a quarterback high in the first round next year or try to acquire a proven starter like Kirk Cousins in free agency.
"We had an opportunity to get better as an organization, we took, advantage of that. Could not be more excited to have jimmy with us. We think we improved our football team at a very important position," 49ers General Manager John Lynch said.
"When I first found out I can't even describe how excited I was. Time in new England was great, I thank them for everything, but to come here, and come in to such a great organization, it really is a privilege and I'm excited about it. it's going to be a good thing," said Garoppolo at the press conference Tuesday.
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(The Associated Press contributed to this story)