Extra Points: JPP, Schaub, Garoppolo

Placing the estimated $16.955MM franchise tag on defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul wouldn’t be ideal for the Giants, but they’ll have no other choice if they can’t reach a deal with the pass rusher by March 1, writes Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. While tagging Pierre-Paul would take a major bite out of the Giants’ cap room, it would keep an integral piece of their defense from hitting the open market and enable the team to continue working to re-sign him. That would be the Giants’ plan, per Vacchiano, who notes that the club would regard the tag as a placeholder in Pierre-Paul’s case. The Giants are currently pushing to re-sign JPP and will have until July 15 to reach a long-term agreement if they make him their franchise player.

More from around the NFL:

  • Falcons backup quarterback Matt Schaub, a pending free agent, is a candidate to serve as a stopgap starter in San Francisco next season. Regardless of whether it comes with the 49ers, the soon-to-be 36-year-old will go into free agency seeking a starting opportunity, he told Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. Although Schaub is a two-time Pro Bowler with three 20-touchdown pass seasons on his resume, he hasn’t been particularly effective since 2012 and has spent the past three years as a reserve with three different teams. In 10 starts dating back to 2013, Schaub has tossed seven interceptions that have been returned for touchdowns. Clearly, then, there’s nothing in Schaub’s recent history to suggest he’d perform well as a starter in 2017.
  • With five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady not looking to retire anytime soon, an offseason trade of Patriots No. 2 quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo seems like a lock, observes Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com. The Bears and Browns – two teams that have extensive histories of trading with the Pats – stand out as the best fits, opines Hannable. The two have drawn connections to Garoppolo in recent weeks, and Hannable points out that each club has the necessary draft capital to acquire Garoppolo. The Browns, for instance, have five of the draft’s top 65 picks. The Bears aren’t quite that rich with selections, though they do possess three of the first 67 choices.
  • Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates announced Monday on Twitter that he underwent surgery on his pelvis. In theory, because the Steelers didn’t disclose the ailment on injury reports during the season, they could face NFL discipline, notes Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com. Pittsburgh is already under league investigation for not listing running back Le’Veon Bell‘s groin issue on playoff injury reports, though it seems unlikely the league will punish the team. After all, the Seahawks got off scot-free despite withholding information on Richard Sherman‘s ailing MCL in 2016. Further, Coates’ injury didn’t affect his participation in practice during the season, a source told Fowler.
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27 comments on “Extra Points: JPP, Schaub, Garoppolo

  1. craiglambert50

    Following the Garoppolo trade market should prove fascinating.

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    • ThePriceWasRight

      garropilo goes to Cleveland for their second first rounder and a 3rd.

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        • turkmurpson

          I’m a Pats fan and I hope not too. It’s not that I don’t like the idea of another 1rst round pick, it’s the idea of a young QB (Brissett) that would assume the role if TB gets hurt. Jimmy G has shown that he knows the system and can execute the NE offense. He’s worth more to NE than a draft pick with potential. Besides, we all know that BB will end up trading down the pick for 2 3rd rounders and a 5th rounder before the draft is done. I’m looking forward to seeing how free agency and the draft shakes out this year.

          Go Pats!

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          • ThePriceWasRight

            so your plan is to never capitalize on potential value in case Brady is hurt? makes no sense to keep 3 qbs. if you can get a 1st for JG you do it. he’s learned behind Brady but also played less than 3 games.

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            • Turk Murpson

              No, like I said I’m cool with another first but my plan would be to hang onto him for one more season to make sure Brissett is ready. If JG is as good as we think he is, plenty of teams will still want him next off season. One of the many things NE has been able to do well every year is overcome injuries. The roster depth is such a big part of their success. In my opinion, right now if Brady goes down JG is the Pats best chance to continue winning.

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          • TIP56

            The PATS are better off trading Jimmy G. now so They get something back ??? The PATS Love Jacoby B. & that’s WHY They are going to make this move now. This will give B.B. a ton of Options too in regards to Draft Picks ??? The PATS will get a min. of a 1st & a 3rd. And just Imagine what B.B. can & will do with those Picks ??? The PATS have some NEEDS to Be Filled on both sides of the Ball. And there are a lot of Guys that will not be coming back. I hope Logan Ryan is one of Them that’s gone because He is a Terrible Cover Corner. Maybe He’s a Solid Run Stopper but last thing I remember CB’s are Cover Guys ??? And IF You go back & watch Him He is constantly getting beat. He was Horrible vs. Pitt. getting burnt on 3rd down numerous times.

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            • Austin0723

              He was great against the Texans but I agree that he’s very inconsistent

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            • planetsabc

              Logan Ryan is really streaky, kind of like former pats corner kyle Arrington. He’ll have a shutdown gsme, then get beat, however he’s one of the best tacklers at his position in the NFL

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      • TIP56

        Absolutely !!! I Agree tenfold !!! Jimmy G. is ready now where as taking one of these Kids will take possibly 3 years to groom ??? You are on the Money with those Picks.

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  2. TIP56

    Jimmy G. is the real deal ! By the Browns getting Him They will Finally have a QB to lead the Team. IF They drafted a QB with the 12th pick there are no guarantees. At least with Jimmy G. He has learned behind Brady for the past 3 years. And what He showed in His 2 starts was better then anything a Browns Fan saw all last Season !!! So IF IT takes a 1 (12) & a 3 let’s do IT & FINALLY get a QB !!!

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    • bencole

      There is zero chance I’m giving up any first rounder for Jimmy G. Zero. I believe he is a free agent at the end of the year too. I probably wouldn’t even give up a second rounder but someone probably will.

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      • ThePriceWasRight

        hopefully your team had a qb because at a minimum one of those picks is required.

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      • John Murray

        Clearly, you’re not noticing the lack of quality QBs across the entire league. The price right now is high because quite simply…who’s your alternative? Schaub?

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        • bencole

          Sure. But there’s only a small correlation between being a first round QB and future success, at least far less than most other positions. If I don’t have a QB now I’m not gonna force it. Stop-gap the situation until I either feel that there’s a no-brainer first rounder, or until I can get someone in a later round who I feel has a good shot. And I use my first rounder on a player at another with more certainty/ceiling that is likely to be a star. And yes, I continue to lose for another year or two in the short run if necessary. Jimmy G isn’t an Andrew Luck/Aaron Rodgers/Peyton Manning type who’s a no-brainer. He’s as much of a risk as any other QB in the draft, and it’s possible his small sample-size success is a product of the system like Cassell’s was. Doing it fast is important, but doing it right is essential.

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      • qbass187

        Free agent? How would something like that possibly concern the Bears or the Browns? The odds that a free-agent quarterback will go up there by choice is exactly why one of those teams needs to trade for him!

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    • Not saying you’re wrong, but playing a couple of games and learning from Brady doesn’t guarantee success. Matt Cassell played behind Brady and even played an entire year…he turned out to be a below average QB. Matt Flynn sat behind Aaron Rodgers and in his one game he played better than Garoppalo in his three games and Flynn has proven to be terrible.

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  3. piedmontblues

    If the Pats are actively shopping Garoppolo, that suggests he’ll not work in another system but they’ll still get a king’s ransom for him. Think Cassel, Mallett. Belichick uses some sort of Jedi mind tricks to make QBs look fantastic with the Patriots and only meh elsewhere.

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  4. fisher40

    There will be some team that’s stupid enough to give up a first rounder for him. It happens every year it seems. Some owners are just too stupid

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  5. VermontsFinest

    Lethe whole world loves to call the Patriots cheaters. Yet, there are more and more teams not listing players on injury reports. Isn’t that cheating too??

    if anyone calls the pats cheaters again, it should be followed up with every other NFL team cheating too.

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  6. rxbrgr

    FWIW, there’s also no empirical evidence that Schaub will toss pick-6’s at such a high rate either. Those are fluke plays. Misleading writing there…

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