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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
Contract: view contract details

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Jimmy Garoppolo played deep into the third quarter of the Patriots' preseason opener, completing 22-of-28 passes for 235 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions.
It was a surprisingly-long outing for Tom Brady's backup. The stats look good, but Garoppolo was stuck in neutral against the Jaguars' first-team defense. The Patriots' first four drives generated an underwhelming 123 yards. Garoppolo took multiple third-down sacks and attempted to heave a deep interception. Playing with the Pats' reserves, he did carve up Jacksonville's 2s and 3s, however, showing good timing and accuracy. To keep Garoppolo for 2018, the Pats will either need to exercise the franchise tag or kick Tom Brady to the curb. Aug 10 - 9:40 PM

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An anonymous AFC scout believes the Patriots are serious about keeping Jimmy Garoppolo.

"I know teams called about Garoppolo," the scout said. "I don't believe they were ever given a realistic price. Why? To me, the answer is simple: Bill (Belichick) thinks he's got the next great one." This sentiment was echoed by other scouts, an AFC front office executive and a former Patriots player. The Patriots' handling of Garoppolo has been baffling in the context of Tom Brady's recent play, but makes much more sense if the Pats believe Brady has only 1-2 years remaining. Absent a long-term extension, the Pats would have to use the pricey franchise tag to keep Garoppolo for 2018.
Jul 20 - 6:31 PM

Jimmy Garoppolo is sitting out OTAs with a minor leg injury.

Garoppolo suffered the injury in last week's minicamp. There's been zero indication it's a long-term concern, but ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss has used it to highlight Garoppolo's unknown durability. He made it just six quarters as Tom Brady's fill-in last season before injuring his shoulder. Reiss said it was a topic of conversation amongst scouts over the offseason. Garoppolo remains a highly-intriguing prospect, but by most realistic measures remains a question mark.
Source: ESPN Boston
Jun 13 - 4:46 PM

Speaking about his Patriots future on Tuesday, contract-year QB Jimmy Garoppolo said he "entertains any possibility."

"I don’t know, like I said, I’m not really thinking about too much right now," Garoppolo said in true Patriots fashion. "There’s just so much going on with OTAs and training camp is right around the corner. That’s where my focus is. We’ll cross that bridge when we get there, I guess." "There" will be next offseason, where the Patriots will have to decide if they're going to franchise Garoppolo, sign him to an extension or let him walk. Either the tag or an extension will be unlikely if Tom Brady returns for 2018, though the fact that the Pats have kept Garoppolo this long ups the intrigue. It can't be said with certainty what the Patriots' 2018 quarterback room will look like.
Jun 6 - 3:40 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter believes the Patriots will keep Jimmy Garoppolo beyond 2017.

Schefter was adamant all offseason the Pats would not trade Garoppolo, and he was proven right (as usual). "They were never trading Garoppolo, period," Schefter reiterated. "My sense is ... they are going to figure out a way one way or another to keep him there." Garoppolo's contract expires after 2017, so the Pats would have to sign him to an extension or tag him next offseason. "I think the Patriots recognize they have what they believe is a commodity and a successor in the wings and they have developed him, put a lot of time in him," Schefter stated. "They don’t want to lose him. I don’t know how they work it out, but somehow some way something tells me they will find a way to get it done."
May 25 - 10:57 AM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Browns made a last-ditch effort to acquire Jimmy Garoppolo on Thursday night but were again rebuffed by the Patriots.

Nobody has pushed harder for a Garoppolo trade than the Browns, but the Patriots continue to stonewall them. If Tom Brady really plans on playing for another 3-4 years, it makes little sense to stash Garoppolo, who is sure to leave in free agency next offseason. But for whatever reason, Bill Belichick is intent on keeping him as insurance for Brady. The Browns are in dire need of a franchise quarterback after passing on Mitchell Trubisky at No. 1 and later trading the No. 12 pick to the Texans, who used it on Deshaun Watson.
Apr 28 - 1:51 PM

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

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.
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

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QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1Mike Gillislee
2James White
3Dion Lewis
4Rex Burkhead
5Brandon Bolden
GLB1Mike Gillislee
2Rex Burkhead
3RB1James White
2Dion Lewis
FB1James Develin
WR11Brandin Cooks
2Danny Amendola
3Matthew Slater
WR21Chris Hogan
2Phillip Dorsett
3Malcolm Mitchell
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Dwayne Allen
3Jacob Hollister
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
2Cole Croston
C1David Andrews
RG1Shaq Mason
2Ted Karras
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Cameron Fleming
K1Stephen Gostkowski