The San Francisco 49ers acquired the No. 3 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft from the Miami Dolphins on Friday in exchange for their No. 12 pick in the 2021 draft, a 2022 third-round pick and first-round picks in 2022 and 2023, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Filed to ESPN: Dolphins trading No. 3 overall pick to the San Francisco 49ers for the No. 12 pick, a 2021 third-round pick (SF’s comp pick for Robert Saleh hiring) and first-round picks in 2022 and 2023, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 26, 2021
Blockbuster deal with massive ramifications for years to come. pic.twitter.com/nRLMUaWGo5
Update: The third-round pick that Miami is getting from San Francisco actually is in 2022, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 26, 2021
San Francisco likely moved up to select a quarterback, but the franchise still has no plans to trade Jimmy Garoppolo, Schefter adds.
It's unclear whom the 49ers have their eyes on leading up to the draft. Ohio State's Justin Fields and North Dakota State's Trey Lance will likely be available at No. 3, but San Francisco might hope BYU's Zach Wilson will be available.
If the 49ers end up moving on from Garoppolo, the New England Patriots will almost definitely come calling. The 29-year-old is reportedly Bill Belichick's "Plan A" at quarterback this offseason, and after the acquisitions he made in free agency, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Patriots bring back their 2014 second-round pick.
This move not only draws speculation to the 49ers, but it also sheds light on the quarterback situation in Miami. It certainly seems like the Dolphins won't draft another quarterback in the first round this offseason, meaning Tua Tagovailoa will head into the 2021 campaign as the starter.
However, Miami has been heavily linked to disgruntled Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson this offseason. If he becomes available via trade, the Dolphins could make a play for him.