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Jimmy Garoppolo | Quarterback | #10

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
College: Eastern Illinois
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (62) / NE
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ESPN's Adam Schefter reiterated Sunday that a Jimmy Garoppolo trade is "not happening."
Schefter doesn't miss, and he has been adamant about this one for months. He acknowledged Garoppolo's name "continues to surface in trade rumors and speculation" amongst the media, but resolutely tweeted Garoppolo "isn't going anywhere." After Garoppolo spends another year backing up Tom Brady, perhaps the Patriots will consider franchise tagging Jimmy G next offseason and using him as a trade chip then -- assuming Brady shows no signs of decline at age 40. It's what they did with Matt Cassel after the 2009 season. Apr 23 - 6:51 PM

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Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald considers it a "long shot" that the Patriots will trade Jimmy Garoppolo before or during next week's draft.

The Browns are still gunning for Garoppolo but the Patriots don't seem to have much interest in dealing their backup quarterback. With Tom Brady planning to play several more years, it's puzzling that New England would allow Garoppolo to leave in free agency without pursuing a trade. If Garoppolo does find his way to Cleveland, the Patriots would likely draft a quarterback as insurance for Brady, who turns 40 in August.
Apr 23 - 11:22 AM

Browns EVP Sashi Brown said the team is not "planning" to trade for a quarterback.

Linked with Jimmy Garoppolo and AJ McCarron at various points this offseason, it now looks like the Browns are content to see what happens in the draft, but Brown did leave the door open for a trade. "Could we in theory? Yes," Brown said. "But are we planning on it or is that the plan? No." Despite those comments, a trade up from No. 12 to land UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky seems more likely.
Apr 20 - 9:42 AM

Speaking Tuesday, Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio didn't slam the door on a possible trade of Jimmy Garoppolo.

"Anything that we do, we're always going to do what we think is in the best interest of our football team, and that's how we approach it," Caserio said amongst an avalanche of completely useless Patsspeak. It's never made sense for the Pats to categorically close the door on a trade since keeping Garoppolo beyond 2017 would likely require the franchise tag. With draft week nearly here, we should soon know Garoppolo's 2017 status once and for all.
Apr 18 - 5:36 PM

A source told ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi that the Browns "would make another run" at trading for Jimmy Garoppolo at this week's Owners Meetings.

Convening in Phoenix for a few days of meetings, top decision makers Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick of the Patriots and Jimmy Haslam and Sashi Brown of the Browns will be in the same building, making for easier conversations. There have been several reports of the Patriots being adamant they won't trade Garoppolo, but the Browns are going to try their best. Grossi believes either Garoppolo or Cody Kessler will be the Week 1 starter. Brock Osweiler isn't viewed as having a realistic shot.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 27 - 9:36 AM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer considers the Browns unlikely to trade the No. 1 overall pick for Jimmy Garoppolo.

We would certainly hope so. A "league source" speculates New England is still seeking at least two first-rounders. Even with their nearly unprecedented draft resources, we're guessing the Browns would pass on that, as well. Garoppolo is a former second-rounder who simply hasn't put enough on film to command that kind of draft haul. He's also no spring chicken, turning 26 in November.
Mar 20 - 2:53 PM

Profootballtalk reports there's a "persistent belief within league circles" that the Patriots "truly" want to keep Jimmy Garoppolo.

The idea being, despite Tom Brady's continued elite play, he turns 40 in August, and could have his Peyton Manning decline at any given moment. It's a valid concern for the Patriots, but by keeping Garoppolo for 2017, they would be forced to give him the franchise tag if they wanted him for 2018. That would be untenable if Brady remains under contract, as he's insisted he will.
Mar 16 - 6:08 PM

Appearing on 97.1 in Columbus, Ohio, ESPN's Adam Schefter said the Browns won't be acquiring Jimmy Garopppolo no matter what they offer the Patriots.

Schefter added it's not about the Browns' offer; it simply sounds like the Pats intend to keep their promising backup. The Browns have been stockpiling draft picks, potentially as a way to seduce the Patriots into giving them Garoppolo, but it apparently isn't going to work. Another team that was interested in Garoppolo, the Bears, have already moved on with Mike Glennon. The Browns will need to explore other avenues in their quest for a franchise passer.
Mar 10 - 1:15 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Browns will continue to try to trade for Jimmy Garoppolo.

After the Brock Osweiler trade, Cleveland is armed with two 2017 first-round picks and two 2017 second-round picks, and a whopping three second-round picks in 2018. The Plain Dealer believes New England is asking for the No. 1 pick in this year's draft, while Cleveland is willing to offer the No. 12 pick, but perhaps not No. 1 overall. Either way, the Browns have enough ammunition to "blow the Patriots' socks off," and have not given up on trying to acquire Jimmy G.
Mar 9 - 5:43 PM

NFL Network's Mike Garofolo suggested the Patriots are seeking two first-round picks in exchange for Jimmy Garoppolo.

The Boston Herald previously suggested New England's asking price was a first- and second-rounder. Citing "someone somewhat connected to the situation," Garofolo speculated the actual cost would be a first-round pick in 2017 and another first-rounder in 2018. The Patriots have a ton of leverage in trade talks, and seem more than willing to keep Garoppolo if nobody bites.
Mar 7 - 2:17 PM

The Boston Herald reports the Patriots have yet to receive a trade offer for Jimmy Garoppolo "anywhere close" to New England's asking price.

And the Patriots "won't unload Garoppolo unless a team meets their price," the Herald's Jeff Howe confirmed. Howe recently suggested New England's price tag is "at least" one first-round pick in addition to a second-rounder. For the past five days, NFL teams' primary focus has been scouting at the Combine. They will reconvene at their team headquarters this week. The legal tampering window opens on Tuesday, and free agency starts on Thursday afternoon.
Mar 5 - 5:18 PM

The Boston Herald reports the Patriots are exploring veteran quarterback options "in the event that they trade backup Jimmy Garoppolo."

As beat reporter Jeff Howe writes, "For a team that allegedly isn’t going to trade (Garoppolo), the Patriots surely aren’t acting like it." If New England deals Garoppolo and signs a veteran like Josh McCown, that veteran would compete with Jacoby Brissett to back up Tom Brady. Howe acknowledges the price to acquire Garoppolo remains high. "One working theory is the Patriots want at least a first- and second-round draft pick in return for Garoppolo, but it’s unclear if that’s even enough," Howe wrote.
Mar 3 - 12:13 PM

A league source told the Cleveland Plain Dealer the Patriots are willing to trade Jimmy Garoppolo "if the offer is right."

This disputes a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. "Everything is still on the table," a source told the Plain Dealer. It's notable that this would appear in a Cleveland paper, as the Patriots would likely be willing to do business with a quarterback-needy team they don't see as a threat. The Browns check both of those boxes and have the ammunition to satisfy New England's demands. The Plain Dealer thinks the Patriots "will want a first-round pick and more."
Mar 2 - 8:38 PM

The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe insists a Jimmy Garoppolo trade is "still in play" despite Wednesday reports the Patriots aren't expected to deal him.

The Pats leaking word they don't intend to trade Garoppolo only strengthens their position and could have been a leverage-aimed move. "Let's not pretend the Pats are hanging up the phone when teams call," Howe wrote. Howe believes New England would be "happy" to keep Garoppolo behind 39-year-old Tom Brady, but "they'd also be happy if a team met their trade demands." Garoppolo's trade-market price would almost certainly involve a first-round pick and more.
Mar 1 - 11:17 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Patriots are not expected to trade Jimmy Garoppolo.

Schefter's colleague, Ed Werder, reported the same a couple weeks ago. We're still not ready to buy that New England won't answer phone calls from interested teams. CSN New England's Tom Curran said last week that the Patriots would have to be "bowled over" to move Garoppolo, and if a team like the Browns offered one of their two first-rounders and another early pick, the Patriots could bite. But for now, it sounds like teams may have to turn to A.J. McCarron or Mike Glennon.
Mar 1 - 9:18 AM

Depth Charts

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PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
3Jacoby Brissett
RB1Mike Gillislee
2James White
3Dion Lewis
4Rex Burkhead
5Brandon Bolden
GLB1Mike Gillislee
2Dion Lewis
3RB1James White
2Mike Gillislee
FB1James Develin
2Glenn Gronkowski
WR11Julian Edelman
2Chris Hogan
3Matthew Slater
WR21Brandin Cooks
2Malcolm Mitchell
3Danny Amendola
4Devin Lucien
WR31Chris Hogan
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Dwayne Allen
3Matt Lengel
4Rob Housler
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
2Jamil Douglas
C1David Andrews
2Ted Karras
RG1Shaq Mason
2Chris Barker
3Chase Farris
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Cameron Fleming
3Michael Williams
K1Stephen Gostkowski