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Jimmy Garoppolo | Quarterback | #10

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
College: Eastern Illinois
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (62) / NE
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CSN New England's Phil Perry reports coaches and teammates are "very confident" in Jimmy Garoppolo.
ESPN's Mike Reiss left OTAs believing teammates had embraced Garoppolo as a leader. These types of reports are nice to hear, but ultimately they do not mean much of anything. The Patriots will feel much less "confident" in Garoppolo if he lays an egg Week 1 against the Cardinals. Jul 18 - 10:29 AM

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ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss came away from spring practices believing Jimmy Garoppolo is "on the cusp" of being ready to be a legitimate NFL starter.

One of the best beat men in the nation and the first to really talk up Dion Lewis last spring, Reiss emerged from OTAs believing teammates had embraced Garoppolo as a leader, and that Garoppolo showed full command of the offense. "He naturally has a better understanding of the team’s complex offensive system, understanding not only his own responsibilities but those of other players as well," Reiss wrote. Garoppolo is currently slated to start Weeks 1-4 against the Cardinals, Dolphins, Texans, and Bills. If Garoppolo plays well in Arizona, he might be worth streamer consideration back in Foxboro versus Miami.
Source: ESPN Boston
Jul 14 - 8:50 PM

Rob Gronkowski says he's seen a "huge development" from Jimmy Garoppolo over the last two seasons.

"You can see a huge development over the last two years in the way he handles the offense now," said the Patriots' tight end. "He’s doing a great job going out there, listening to coaches and just working together with the whole team." Garoppolo has been splitting first-team work with Tom Brady and didn't throw any interceptions at last week's OTAs. He'll be under center for New England's first four games if Brady's Deflategate suspension stands.
Source: Mass Live
Jun 14 - 9:23 AM

Jimmy Garoppolo continued to split first-team reps with Tom Brady at this week's minicamp.

Garoppolo didn't throw any interceptions and seemed to mesh well with his wideouts. It's worth noting that top targets Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola, Dion Lewis and Julian Edelman were all absent for minicamp this week. The Patriots are making sure Garoppolo gets plenty of work this offseason in case Tom Brady's four-game suspension stands.
Jun 10 - 2:04 PM

Jimmy Garoppolo and Tom Brady are splitting first-team snaps at OTAs.

Brady was facing the possibility of a four-game suspension last season as well, but the Patriots still gave him all of the first-team work in the offseason program. Their decision to give Garoppolo more snaps this year hints at a pessimistic view of Brady's chances to overturn his ban. Garoppolo will be an interesting streamer and DFS option while (if) Brady is suspended.
May 27 - 1:47 PM

Mass Live's Kevin Duffy believes Jimmy Garoppolo could be traded next offseason.

With just two years left on his deal and third-round pick Jacoby Brissett now waiting in the wings, it is not crazy to think the Patriots move on from Garoppolo next offseason, especially if he shows well during Tom Brady's suspension. Drafting and developing quarterbacks to eventually trade away has become a specialty of New England during the Brady era, and it seems likely Garoppolo will be the next in that line.
Source: Mass Live
May 2 - 10:16 AM

Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson reports the "starting point" in any Jimmy Garoppolo trade talks would likely be a first-round pick.

There's nothing quite like a Patriots backup to drive trade speculation. Garoppolo has a second-round pedigree and has spent two years learning under Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, but even in a quarterback-starved league, a first-rounder is extremely unlikely to happen. The Pats, who have little incentive to trade Garoppolo, surely know this.
Mar 3 - 5:35 PM

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.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 11:31:00 PM

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.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 11:05:00 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
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 09:14:00 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.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 11:47:00 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.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 10:55:00 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
Thu, Jun 4, 2015 02:36:00 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
Mon, Jun 1, 2015 08:39:00 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
Fri, May 29, 2015 08:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
3Jacoby Brissett
RB1Dion Lewis
2LeGarrette Blount
3James White
4Brandon Bolden
5Donald Brown
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Dion Lewis
3RB1Dion Lewis
2James White
FB1James Develin
2Joey Iosefa
WR11Julian Edelman
2Chris Hogan
3Malcolm Mitchell
4Aaron Dobson
5Devin Lucien
WR21Danny Amendola
2Keshawn Martin
3Nate Washington
4Chris Harper
5DeAndre Carter
WR31Chris Hogan
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Martellus Bennett
3Clay Harbor
4AJ Derby
5Bryce Williams
LT1Nate Solder
2Marcus Cannon
3Cameron Fleming
LG1Shaq Mason
2Josh Kline
3Chris Barker
C1Bryan Stork
2David Andrews
3Joe Thuney
RG1Jonathan Cooper
2Tre' Jackson
3Ted Karras
RT1Sebastian Vollmer
2LaAdrian Waddle
3Keavon Milton
K1Stephen Gostkowski