Pats Not Expected To Trade Jimmy Garoppolo

The Patriots are not expected to trade quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, league sources tell Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). If the Patriots stick to their guns, Garoppolo will play out 2017 as Tom Brady‘s backup before being eligible for free agency.Jimmy Garoppolo (Vertical)

A number of teams were expected to show interest in the young QB, including the Browns. With a stockpile of picks and plenty of cap room, Cleveland was reportedly angling to trade for Garoppolo and quickly get to work on an extension for him. The 49ers were also interested, though at last check they had Kirk Cousins as their No. 1 target.

Taking Garoppolo off of the market will have a ripple effect across the NFL. The Browns will now be forced to look at other options, which could push them to pursue Cousins more heavily via trade and potentially take away the 49ers’ Plan A. That ripple effect will also impact the Jets, who are on the hunt for less glamorous options. The stock of Mitch Trubisky, Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, and other draft QBs could increase and the same could be said for Bengals trade chip A.J. McCarron.

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26 comments on “Pats Not Expected To Trade Jimmy Garoppolo

  1. This doesn’t make any sense to me. Why not trade Garappolo for a #1 pick or a package of pics now instead of letting him walk for nothing in a year? Seems like a wasted opportunity to me!

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      • NYY42

        Brady is getting older and they need to have someone to step in if Brady gets hurt or cheats again and gets suspended. She can’t play forever ya know!

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        • Connorsoxfan

          Hey, at least they can say that Ryan Fitzpatrick hasn’t started for them and that their QB hasn’t fumbled the ball after running into the *ss of one of his own lineman.

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      • mcase7187

        He’s worth what ever a stupid team will pay and it is the browns were talking about

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    • VermontsFinest

      You say that now, but if Brady gets injured next year, the Pats would be screwed. Smart move by my boys.

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    • fisher40

      I’m sure belichick knows what he’s doing. You don’t win 5 SB’s and run the front office for nothing.

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      • Connorsoxfan

        I hate this attitude. Sure he’s great, but he’s actually missed a lot. He should’ve resigned guys like Asante Samuel in the time between the 04 super bowl and the Seahawks super bowl. That team didn’t have a real corner between Samuel and Talib. I’m not gonna bite on the Belichick knows all line. Sure, he’s great, but blindly trusting him is crazy.

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    • TheBlueMeanie

      I agree, KJ. Especially since the Pats seem to be high on Brissett.

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  2. TDKnies

    Interesting if true. Also wouldn’t be surprised if this was just posturing.

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  3. crazysull

    They probably weren’t getting offers that they thought were worth it. Maybe they thought that they could trade up and get someone like Rubin Foster in the draft and let Hightower walk but now that they aren’t going to trade him, hopefully they get their act together and resign Hightower

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  4. jacobsigel1025

    Think about this: we would be trading a player with one year of control for potentially a first rounder with 5 years of control

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    • That only applies to first rounders, and there’s no guarantee the Patriots were even offered a first rounder yet. That’s honestly all been speculation by fans and analysts/writers, but for all we know, the Patriots might’ve only been getting offers for mid round picks or worse.

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        • Connorsoxfan

          Right, which is why he’s saying that’s probably the reason he won’t be traded.

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  5. dust44

    They r going to trade him still… this is classic patriots to drive the price up. Might get the #12 a 2nd and a couple next year out of it from the desperate browns. Maybe even that #1 pick

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    • That’s a pipe dream. Browns aren’t trading the #1 pick since they aren’t a QB away from competing and they’re not taking a QB with the first pick (not unless Mary Kay Cabot becomes the GM). Even the #12, a 2nd rounder, and picks next year is too much. The #12 pick alone might be a bit too much. I’m a fan of Garappolo, but what has he done to warrant the #1 overall pick or multiple early round picks? Two games of solid play does not warrant that much.

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  6. GoldenJabs

    Bill knows value and Jimmy will be traded before or on draft day. Management and staff love Jacoby Brissett and believe he’s the better backup/replacement for the Brady. As for what they get for Jimmy, it’s all speculation right now.

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  7. If the Pats keep him and let him walk, what kind of comp pick would the Pats get?

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    • turkmurpson

      3rd round pick is what I’ve seen in other articles. Whether that’s true or not remains to be seen.

      He was a second round pick if that factors into the equation or not?

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  8. James

    this is how it went down –

    Belicheck to NFL teams – Jimmy Garrapollo is on the market, send me your best offers.

    Other teams – the best we can do is a conditional 2rd round pick in 2018, depending on if your backup QB signs an extension.

    Belicheck – No…
    Belicheck to media – talk about how good my backup QB is for a few months… suggest he’s worth a 1st round pick, even though that sounds stupid… write about how in 6 quarters he’s on track to be the next Aaron Rodgers… write about how great I am and how Brady has taken him under his wing.

    Media today – No deal on backup QB, to send ripple effects throughout the NFL.

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    • CriminalMethod

      You’re absolutely right. He’s completely unproven and yet people right off the bat were talking about how he’s worth a first rounder. Then the story came out that Belichick wanted a first and fourth for him. Whether that was a shot at the league for taking their first and fourth, or if he truly believed that what he was worth has yet to be seen. My guess is he wasn’t getting offered close to what he wanted, so he “pulled” him off the table. He’s definitely trying to create a more aggressive market for Garoppolo.

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    • cuban1

      Hey hes bradys protege, thats enough to warrant 23 first round picks. Lest we forget those other hall of fame proteges brady has churned out: ryan mallett, kevin o’connell, brian hoyer, and the franchise savior the chiefs wasted a 1st on in matt cassel. Just think of the 1st round picks the packers shouldve gotten for flynn years ago considering he threw 9tds in his two starts, how did that turn out for all the teams who eventually ran thru him?

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