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Jimmy Garoppolo | Quarterback

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
College: Eastern Illinois
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Jimmy Garoppolo blew up for 269 passing yards and one touchdown in Saturday's preseason win over the Saints.
Garoppolo was money all night, completing 28-of-33 passes including 17-of-20 in the second half. Jimmy G has carved up opposing defenses for 365 yards on 43-of-50 passing since the second half of last week's loss to Green Bay. Sure most of his yards have come against second and third-stringers, but it's hard to find fault with what Garoppolo has accomplished this preseason. His reads have been sharp and he's no longer forcing the ball downfield like he did in the first half of that game against the Packers. He looks well-equipped to replace Tom Brady if his four-game suspension stands. Aug 22 - 11:31 PM

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Jimmy Garoppolo completed 20-of-30 passes for 159 yards and an interception in Thursday's preseason loss to the Packers.

He played all but seven offensive snaps for the short-handed Pats. Garoppolo didn't show much awareness outside the pocket and was sacked seven times for 52 yards. He peppered Josh Boyce with repeated deep balls in the first half and didn't connect on a single one. His interception was badly under-thrown and he probably should have been picked off again on a lob pass that Quinten Rollins inexplicably dropped. If there's a silver lining it's that Garoppolo was much better in the second half, completing 15-of-17 throws for 96 yards. He'll hope for better results next time out against the Saints.
Aug 13 - 11:05 PM

Jimmy Garoppolo got most of the first-team reps at Wednesday's practice.

He logged 33 pass attempts compared to only five for Tom Brady. Now that Roger Goodell has denied Brady's suspension appeal, the Patriots have to proceed as if Garoppolo will be their starting quarterback for the first four games. The second-year signal caller will have plenty of weapons at his disposal but he'll also be playing against some pretty good teams. Three of New England's first four opponents had winning records last season.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 6 - 9:14 AM

After watching Jimmy Garoppolo's 2014 snaps, NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah compared the second-year signal caller to Trent Green.

Jeremiah was impressed by Garoppolo's "quick feet," quickness through progressions, and ability to "extend plays." Garoppolo impressed last preseason and is slated to start the Patriots' first four games with Tom Brady on suspension. Brady is continuing to fight the ban, however. Garoppolo would make for an intriguing QB1 streamer in Week 1 against the defense-deficient Steelers.
Jul 29 - 11:47 AM

Jimmy Garoppolo reportedly showed far better command of the offense this offseason.

Garoppolo was still trying to get his head around the offense as a second-round rookie a year ago. He still looked good in the preseason, going 46-of-72 (58.2%) for 618 yards (7.82 YPA) with five TDs, one INT and a 99.0 passer rating. With Tom Brady's suspension looming, Garoppolo got a bunch of first-team reps in the spring. We expect him to hit the ground running if Brady misses any time.
Jul 28 - 10:55 AM

No. 2 Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo threw five interceptions in Thursday's OTAs session.

It's just a reminder that, though Garoppolo has looked good this spring, he's still not close to being a finished product. Garoppolo will have to be babied along for however long Tom Brady is suspended.
Source: ESPN Boston
Jun 4 - 2:36 PM

ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss says there hasn't been a Tom Brady backup who has as much promise as Jimmy Garoppolo in recent memory.

Garoppolo is getting half of the first-team reps at OTAs and impressing. Reiss says the second-year man has been sharp in terms of receiving the play-call, getting everyone lined up properly, making checks and then "delivering the ball on time and accurately." If Brady's four-game suspension stands, Garoppolo appears poised to keep the Patriots on track while pushing for top-14 fantasy quarterback status.
Source: ESPN Boston
Jun 1 - 8:39 AM

Jimmy Garoppolo and Tom Brady are splitting first-team quarterback reps 50-50 at Patriots OTAs.

Normally, Brady would handle nearly all of the first-team reps in these practices. With Brady tentatively facing a four-game suspension, Garoppolo's reps have increased because he is being prepared to start. Although preseason isn't always indicative of real-game performance, Garoppolo shined last August with a 5:1 TD-to-INT ratio and 7.8 YPA on 79 exhibition-game attempts.
Source: ESPN Boston
May 29 - 8:35 PM

Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to start during Tom Brady's suspension.

Brady's Deflategate ban is currently at four games, but could be reduced on appeal. Regardless, Garoppolo is a good bet to provide low-end QB1 value any time he's starting. The 62nd overall pick in the 2014 draft opened eyes last preseason, going 46-of-72 (58.2%) for 618 yards (7.82 YPA) with five TDs, one INT and a 99.0 passer rating. In Week 1, Garoppolo will face a Steelers pass defense that ranked 27th in the league last year. Remember that when Matt Cassel filled in for Brady back in 2008, he finished as fantasy's No. 8 quarterback. Cassel benefited from Randy Moss, but did not have Rob Gronkowski.
May 12 - 7:54 AM

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Jimmy Garoppolo "looks like a linebacker" this offseason.

Belichick told that to Garoppolo's QB coach Jeff Christensen back in February. Garoppolo clearly prioritized adding muscle mass this offseason. Garoppolo was terrific last preseason, posting a 7.8 YPA on 79 pass attempts with a 5:1 TD-to-INT ratio. The 62nd pick in last May's draft, Garoppolo would be a candidate for low-end QB1 production if something happened to Tom Brady.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 19 - 10:52 AM

Jimmy Garoppolo completed 10-of-17 passes for 90 yards and no scores after replacing Tom Brady at halftime of the Patriots' Week 17 matchup with the Bills.

Garoppolo made a couple wow plays on the ground, but overall struggled to move the ball against the Bills' stout pass defense. The Patriots' only points of the second half came on a short field after a long Danny Amendola punt return. Garoppolo will resume clipboard duties when the Patriots return from their first-round bye.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 03:53:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to play "at least some" of Sunday's Week 17 game against the Bills.

We've known all week that the Patriots aren't going to play their starters for the whole game. It's possible Tom Brady only plays a series or two. Garoppolo was solid in the preseason, completing 46-of-79 passes for 618 yards (7.8 YPA), five touchdowns, and one interception.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 12:18:00 PM

Second-round pick Jimmy Garoppolo has won the Patriots' backup quarterback job.

Garoppolo was detested in draftnik circles, but played exceptionally well this preseason, completing 46-of-79 passes for 618 yards (7.8 YPA), five touchdowns, and one interception. He did take something of a step back in New England's preseason finale, but ultimately was the better option over Ryan Mallett. In the Patriots' high-octane offense, Garoppolo would be worth grabbing in fantasy leagues if something happened to Tom Brady. Garoppolo deserves to be bumped up Dynasty league rankings.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 02:26:00 PM

Jimmy Garoppolo will start Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants, and play "most of the game, if not all of it."

Reporter Mike Reiss believes Garoppolo could "ascend to the No. 2 job over Ryan Mallett" with a strong performance. Garoppolo has looked better this preseason than Mallett ever has in August. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Pats are still shopping Mallett. The writing is on the wall for Mallett in New England.
Source: ESPN Boston
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 03:56:00 PM

Jimmy Garoppolo completed 9-of-12 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' third preseason game.

Garoppolo saw more playing time than Ryan Mallett, but was the third quarterback through the rotation Friday night. Garoppolo has been more poised in the pocket than he was in college throughout the entire preseason, and continued to look calm under pressure against the Panthers. Garoppolo has completed 24-of-37 passes for 334 yards and four touchdowns this preseason.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 11:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
3Ryan Lindley
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2Jonas Gray
3Brandon Bolden
4James White
5Dion Lewis
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Jonas Gray
3RB1Brandon Bolden
2James White
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Reggie Wayne
4Zach D'Orazio
5DaVaris Daniels
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Aaron Dobson
3Matt Slater
4Jalen Saunders
5Chris Harper
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Scott Chandler
3Michael Hoomanawanui
4Asante Cleveland
K1Stephen Gostkowski