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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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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is "definitely making progress" and there is hope he can be ready for Week 4.
Schefter reported earlier this week Garoppolo had "a chance" to be active, so this sounds like better news. Schefter also said the Patriots do not believe Jacoby Brissett's thumb injury is serious. It is starting to look like New England could have both quarterbacks next week against the Bills. Sep 25 - 11:29 AM

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Patriots believe Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) "has a chance" to be ready in Week 4 against the Bills.

Schefter concedes it's "too early to say for sure," but Garoppolo will be under center if he's able, particularly following Jacoby Brissett's thumb injury. Tom Brady has one more game on suspension, then will return in Week 5. As of Thursday, however, Garoppolo was still in a "tremendous amount of pain" due to his throwing-arm injury. The Pats will sign a veteran quarterback this week.
Sep 23 - 3:27 PM

Patriots declared QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) inactive for Week 3 vs. the Texans.

This was obvious from the get go, but the Pats really committed to the injury report shenanigans. Garoppolo's arm was dangling at his side Sunday. He was never going to be ready to go 96 hours later. Third-round rookie Jacoby Brissett will get the start, and is nothing more than a thoughts-and-prayers dart throw for DFS purposes. Also inactive for the Pats are RB D.J. Foster, LB Dont'a Hightower, OG Jonathan Cooper, OT LaAdrian Waddle, CB Eric Rowe and TE AJ Derby.
Sep 22 - 7:03 PM

Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is not expected to dress for Thursday Night Football.

The idea was farcical from the beginning. The Patriots simply wanted to keep the narrative going. Garoppolo is barely 96 hours removed from wracking his shoulder, and was having trouble lifting his arm as recently as Tuesday. Jacoby Brissett will start, and apparently be backed up by a wildcatting Julian Edelman. Thursday could be a wild ride in New England.
Sep 22 - 3:22 PM

ESPN's Mike Reiss reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder, doubtful) is not expected to be in uniform Thursday night.

This directly conflicts a report from NFL Network's Courtney Fallon, who said Garoppolo was expected to back up starter Jacoby Brissett. As has been the case all week, no one really knows what is going on. Garoppolo's status will not be cemented until inactives are announced this evening.
Sep 22 - 12:07 PM

NFL Network's Courtney Fallon reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder, doubtful) will suit up as a backup Thursday night.

Garoppolo is reportedly still in "tremendous" pain and does not seem at all ready to play, but the Patriots will have him active in case of emergency. If something were to happen to starter Jacoby Brissett, it is still possible Julian Edelman would see snaps over Garoppolo. The Patriots are obviously hoping it does not come to that.
Sep 22 - 10:56 AM

The Boston Globe's Ben Volin reports Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder, doubtful) is "still in a tremendous amount of pain."

The Patriots tried to make it seem like Garoppolo had a chance to play Thursday night after spraining his AC joint over the weekend, but that was never going to happen. CSN New England's Michael Giardi reported earlier in the week a 3-4 week timetable is "reasonable and fair." It is likely Garoppolo sits out next week as well. Third-round rookie Jacoby Brissett will get the start with Garoppolo out.
Sep 22 - 9:44 AM

Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is doubtful for Week 3 against the Texans.

Garoppolo was always a long shot to play this week, despite the painstaking efforts New England went through to make it look like he might. He was having trouble lifting his arm as recently as 24 hours ago. It looks like the Pats are content to ride it out with former college QB Julian Edelman backing up third-round rookie Jacoby Brissett. Expect a heavy dose of LeGarrette Blount on Thursday.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: With both offenses projected for around 20 points (41.5 total, tied for the lowest of the weekend), this game is best left alone for those playing in Thursday-Sunday/Monday contests. Given that the Patriots are generally thought of as a top offense, it's likely the options on their side are going to be more popular than they should be. Houston's big names (Hopkins, Miller, Fuller) are also likely to be popular.
Sep 21 - 5:14 PM

The Boston Herald reports the Patriots are "putting pressure" on Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) to be ready for Thursday's game, and have "(reminded) him Tom Brady played through a similar injury on multiple occasions throughout his career."

Per reporter Jeff Howe, Garoppolo is "still struggling to lift his right arm," so it continues to seem like his supposed up-in-the-air status is just a ruse. Garoppolo will be listed as "limited" again on Wednesday, but we'd be shocked if he started Thursday night's game against the Texans.
Sep 20 - 7:08 PM

Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) was listed as "limited" in Tuesday's practice.

Despite the "limited" tag, Garoppolo wasn't spotted when reporters were present. The Pats are doing all they can to create the impression that Garoppolo will be playing 96 hours after injuring his shoulder, but it doesn't stand to reason. We're expecting Jacoby Brissett to be under center against the Texans.
Sep 20 - 4:54 PM

Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) was absent from the portion of Patriots practice open to the media on Tuesday.

The Pats are trying to make it appear there's a chance Garoppolo suits up four days after wracking his shoulder and coming away with a sprained AC joint, but it's hard to take seriously. Logic suggests Jacoby Brissett will be under center against the Texans, but it's quite possible coach Bill Belichick plays soap opera until inactives are announced.
Sep 20 - 2:42 PM

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) could be a game-time decision against the Texans in Week 3.

"Could be, sure," said Belichick when asked if Garoppolo would be a game-time decision. "It would depend on the situation. It would depend on a lot of things. It’s possible." The Patriots, as usual, are playing this one close to the vest. It's telling that the team has yet to sign another quarterback, leaving Jacoby Brissett and Garoppolo as the only QBs on the active roster. Sprained AC joints can often lead to multi-week absences but it looks like Jimmy G has a real chance to suit up on Thursday night. His presence would be a huge boost to Julian Edelman and the rest of New England's receiving corps.
Source: WEEI.com
Sep 20 - 1:05 PM

Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is expected to participate in Tuesday's walkthrough.

"Everybody's here," said coach Bill Belichick. Attending a walkthrough obviously isn't the same as getting normal practice reps, but for now the Patriots are at least pretending that Garoppolo has a chance to play Thursday night against Houston. The Patriots haven't signed a quarterback, another sign that Garoppolo is trending toward playing. If Garoppolo can't go, third-round rookie Jacoby Brissett would make his first NFL start.
Sep 20 - 11:07 AM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Patriots "still believe there's a chance" Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) can start Thursday night against the Texans.

Considering they have yet to add another quarterback, the Patriots are either confident Garoppolo will be able to play or confident in their ability to keep Jacoby Brissett healthy. It still seems unlikely Garoppolo starts, but perhaps he will be active in case of an emergency. Julian Edelman might also be able to play quarterback in a pinch.
Sep 20 - 10:00 AM

CSN New England's Michael Giardi reports a source close to Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) told him a 3-4 week timetable is "reasonable and fair."

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Monday there was hope Garoppolo could return by Week 4, and ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Patriots have not given up hope of Garoppolo playing Thursday. The main takeaway is no one really knows how long the sprained AC joint will sideline Garoppolo. Still, it is very unlikely he plays this week. The Patriots should add a quarterback in the very near future.
Sep 19 - 9:51 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jimmy Garoppolo
2Jacoby Brissett
3Tom Brady
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3Brandon Bolden
4D.J. Foster
5Dion Lewis
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3RB1James White
2Brandon Bolden
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Matthew Slater
WR21Chris Hogan
2Malcolm Mitchell
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Martellus Bennett
3AJ Derby
4Clay Harbor
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
2Ted Karras
C1David Andrews
RG1Shaq Mason
2Jonathan Cooper
3Tre' Jackson
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Cameron Fleming
K1Stephen Gostkowski