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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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Fox Sports' Mike Lombardi said the Browns will "go hard after" Jimmy Garoppolo this offseason.
Lombardi has worked for both organizations recently, so this is likely not just idle chatter. "I think Cleveland understands, Hue Jackson specifically understands he needs a quarterback. I think they’ll be very aggressive," Lombardi said. "I think Jimmy Garoppolo’s on top of their list, and I think they’ll go hard after him." With Tom Brady showing no signs of slowing down and Garoppolo set to be a free agent in 2018, it makes sense for the Patriots to move the young quarterback this offseason. The Browns have the picks to make a big move if Garoppolo is really their guy. Even though this is a weak draft class for quarterbacks, there could be quite a few interesting options available in free agency and on the trade block this spring. Dec 10 - 9:24 AM

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Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is questionable for Week 5.

With Jacoby Brissett (thumb) on injured reserve, Garoppolo will almost certainly be active behind returning starter Tom Brady, but the Patriots will hope he does not take another snap this season.
Source: WEEI
Oct 8 - 11:53 AM

Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is inactive against the Bills in Week 4.

Jacoby Brissett will start. The rest of the Patriots' Week 4 inactives are RB D.J. Foster, OG Jonathan Cooper, LB Elandon Roberts, OT LaAdrian Waddle, CB Eric Rowe, and TE/DL Greg Scruggs.
Oct 2 - 11:38 AM

Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is out for Week 4 against the Bills.

Garoppolo needed a shot just to get through practice this week and took about half his usual reps. He'll probably be available for next week's game in Cleveland but Tom Brady will be back by then. Garoppolo won't even dress for Sunday's game, which means wide receiver Julian Edelman will back up starter Jacoby Brissett at quarterback. Brissett sprained his thumb in last week's win over Houston but is fine for Week 4.
Oct 2 - 10:42 AM

According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder, questionable) needed a shot to get through practice this week.

Garoppolo was limited to about 100 throws per day, which is about half his usual workload. The implication is that Garoppolo isn't close to 100 percent but with Tom Brady returning in Week 5, he might push through the pain. Jacoby Brissett's sprained thumb won't affect his status for Sunday, though the Pats would obviously prefer to have Garoppolo under center. The Patriots will see how Garoppolo fares in pregame warmups before deciding on his status for Week 4.
Oct 2 - 9:31 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Patriots will "evaluate" Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder, questionable) Sunday morning before deciding on a Week 4 starter.

In other words, he is a game-time decision. All signs have pointed to Garoppolo starting, but it looks like he has at least one more hurdle to clear. Even if he plays, the Patriots should lean heavily on LeGarrette Blount again in their final game before Tom Brady returns from suspension. Garoppolo playing would help the fantasy values of Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, and the rest of the pass catchers.
Oct 2 - 8:31 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Patriots haven't committed to Jimmy Garoppolo (questionable, shoulder) as their Week 4 starter.

This conflicts with a previous report Garoppolo will start Sunday. The Patriots are "still determining who their quarterback will be," and could take the decision into pre-game warmups. Garoppolo is still the favorite to start after practicing on a limited basis all week, but his status can't be taken for granted.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: It might be best to avoid the Patriots passing game this weekend. With both backup quarterbacks banged up, New England will continue to depend on their ground attack. LeGarrette Blount leads the league in rushing attempts (25 per game), and he’s scored a touchdown in each contest. He also has insane splits when the Patriots win by more than six points. His average line jumps from 9.4/35.2/0.19 to 15.9/79.3/1.09. The Patriots are 6.5-point favorites this weekend against the Bills.
Oct 1 - 3:44 PM

WEEI's Kirk Minihane reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder, questionable) will start Sunday against the Bills.

Garoppolo was always going to start over Jacoby Brissett if healthy, so his shoulder was the only question. After getting in limited practices all week, it seems Garoppolo is ready to get back to work. Tom Brady will return from suspension next week.
Source: WEEI
Oct 1 - 8:17 AM

Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) are both listed as questionable for Week 4 against the Bills.

Garoppolo's status is entirely uncertain. Brissett is fully expected to be available for Sunday's game, but he won't start if Garoppolo is healthy enough to play. We only have to deal with this for one last week before Tom Brady's suspension ends. We'll find out the Patriots' Week 4 starter on Sunday morning.
Sep 30 - 4:12 PM

CSN New England's Mike Giardi reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is "making good strides" and the "arrow is pointing in the right direction" for him to start Week 4 against Buffalo.

It sounds like he's on the right track to play Sunday against the Bills. Garoppolo's return would be a big boost to Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman in the passing game, though LeGarrette Blount would still be the focal point on offense.
Sep 30 - 9:31 AM

Patriots QBs Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) remained "limited" on Thursday.

It's still unclear who will be starting against the Bills. CSN New England reported Wednesday morning that Garoppolo still doesn't have "full mobility in his throwing shoulder." Brissett seems further along in his recovery. It should be considered far from a certainly Garoppolo suits up. Another Brissett start would downgrade the Patriots' skill players across the board, save LeGarrette Blount.
Sep 29 - 3:45 PM

Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) both were at practice Thursday.

Both were limited on Wednesday. It was just a walkthrough, but it is looking more and more likely Garoppolo will play Sunday. He will be a solid streaming option at home against the Bills.
Sep 29 - 12:15 PM

Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) were both limited participants at Wednesday's practice.

Garoppolo reportedly is "still in pain and doesn't yet have full mobility" in his throwing shoulder, but he didn't look any worse for the wear while throwing at Wednesday's practice. He and Brissett split the first-team reps. Don't expect gamesman coach Bill Belichick to name a starter until the end of the week.
Sep 28 - 1:26 PM

CSN New England's Mike Giardi reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is "still in pain and doesn't yet have full mobility in his throwing shoulder."

There have been reports Garoppolo has made steady progress, and the Patriots are "hopeful" he'll play Week 4 against the Bills, but it doesn't sound like he's anywhere near 100 percent. Meanwhile, rookie Jacoby Brissett (thumb) replied "oh yeah" when asked if he's feeling in tip-top shape. If the Patriots were to play today, Brissett would likely be the one under center.
Sep 28 - 10:03 AM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Patriots are "hopeful" Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) will both be available for Week 4 against the Bills.

Garoppolo almost played against Houston last week and has reportedly made steady progress in his recovery from a sprained AC joint. Meanwhile Brissett wasn't wearing any protective covering on his sprained thumb during the Patriots' media availability on Tuesday. The Pats only need to cobble together one more week of Garoppolo and Brissett before Tom Brady makes his return in Week 5.
Sep 27 - 12:30 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
3Jacoby Brissett
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3Dion Lewis
4Brandon Bolden
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3RB1James White
2Dion Lewis
WR11Julian Edelman
2Griff Whalen
3Danny Amendola
4Matthew Slater
WR21Chris Hogan
2Malcolm Mitchell
WR31Malcolm Mitchell
TE1Martellus Bennett
2Matt Lengel
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
2Ted Karras
C1David Andrews
RG1Shaq Mason
2Tre' Jackson
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Cameron Fleming
K1Stephen Gostkowski