"You saw over the weekend what happens to teams when the No. 1 quarterback gets hurt," Newsome said last week, via the team's official website, "and you are trying to win a playoff game."
"You have to have two quality quarterbacks in this league to be successful year-in and year-out," Newsome added. "We realize that Joe is one play away from being injured. We have seen that."
It makes more sense for Newsome to go the draft-pick route after watching Garoppolo and Dak Prescott exceed expectations as stand-ins for the face of the franchise.
NFL.com draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah included three quarterbacks in his initial list of the 2017 NFL Draft's top 50 prospects.