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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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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

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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

NFL Network's Mike Garofolo suggested the Patriots are seeking two first-round picks in exchange for Jimmy Garoppolo.

The Boston Herald previously suggested New England's asking price was a first- and second-rounder. Citing "someone somewhat connected to the situation," Garofolo speculated the actual cost would be a first-round pick in 2017 and another first-rounder in 2018. The Patriots have a ton of leverage in trade talks, and seem more than willing to keep Garoppolo if nobody bites.
Mar 7 - 2:17 PM

The Boston Herald reports the Patriots have yet to receive a trade offer for Jimmy Garoppolo "anywhere close" to New England's asking price.

And the Patriots "won't unload Garoppolo unless a team meets their price," the Herald's Jeff Howe confirmed. Howe recently suggested New England's price tag is "at least" one first-round pick in addition to a second-rounder. For the past five days, NFL teams' primary focus has been scouting at the Combine. They will reconvene at their team headquarters this week. The legal tampering window opens on Tuesday, and free agency starts on Thursday afternoon.
Mar 5 - 5:18 PM

The Boston Herald reports the Patriots are exploring veteran quarterback options "in the event that they trade backup Jimmy Garoppolo."

As beat reporter Jeff Howe writes, "For a team that allegedly isn’t going to trade (Garoppolo), the Patriots surely aren’t acting like it." If New England deals Garoppolo and signs a veteran like Josh McCown, that veteran would compete with Jacoby Brissett to back up Tom Brady. Howe acknowledges the price to acquire Garoppolo remains high. "One working theory is the Patriots want at least a first- and second-round draft pick in return for Garoppolo, but it’s unclear if that’s even enough," Howe wrote.
Mar 3 - 12:13 PM

A league source told the Cleveland Plain Dealer the Patriots are willing to trade Jimmy Garoppolo "if the offer is right."

This disputes a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. "Everything is still on the table," a source told the Plain Dealer. It's notable that this would appear in a Cleveland paper, as the Patriots would likely be willing to do business with a quarterback-needy team they don't see as a threat. The Browns check both of those boxes and have the ammunition to satisfy New England's demands. The Plain Dealer thinks the Patriots "will want a first-round pick and more."
Mar 2 - 8:38 PM

The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe insists a Jimmy Garoppolo trade is "still in play" despite Wednesday reports the Patriots aren't expected to deal him.

The Pats leaking word they don't intend to trade Garoppolo only strengthens their position and could have been a leverage-aimed move. "Let's not pretend the Pats are hanging up the phone when teams call," Howe wrote. Howe believes New England would be "happy" to keep Garoppolo behind 39-year-old Tom Brady, but "they'd also be happy if a team met their trade demands." Garoppolo's trade-market price would almost certainly involve a first-round pick and more.
Mar 1 - 11:17 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Patriots are not expected to trade Jimmy Garoppolo.

Schefter's colleague, Ed Werder, reported the same a couple weeks ago. We're still not ready to buy that New England won't answer phone calls from interested teams. CSN New England's Tom Curran said last week that the Patriots would have to be "bowled over" to move Garoppolo, and if a team like the Browns offered one of their two first-rounders and another early pick, the Patriots could bite. But for now, it sounds like teams may have to turn to A.J. McCarron or Mike Glennon.
Mar 1 - 9:18 AM

CSN New England's Tom Curran reports the Patriots will have to be "bowled over" and have their "doors blown off" to trade Jimmy Garoppolo.

And Curran expects that to happen. Reports from national media have been all over the place, with some reporting they don't expect Garoppolo to be dealt and others saying he's only worth a second-round pick. Curran intimates he expects the Patriots to be offered a first-round pick and possibly more. Garoppolo's trade stock will never be higher. Expect New England to cash in on it. The Bears and Browns have been tied most to Garoppolo in recent weeks.
Feb 22 - 9:24 AM

Jimmy Garoppolo's agent, Donald Yee, represents Saints coach Sean Payton, with whom Bears GM Ryan Pace worked for ten years in New Orleans.

There are all kinds of connections to be made like this around the NFL, but Pace's connections to Garoppolo especially stand out. Payton and Pace's Saints were rumored to be infatuated with Garoppolo in the 2014 draft and allegedly considered taking him toward the end of the first round. Payton, Pace, and Garoppolo are all alums of Eastern Illinois. Per CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, "Yee knows well just how much Payton and Pace valued Garoppolo in the (2014) draft," and "putting a deal together between those two wouldn’t be difficult."
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 19 - 5:38 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder does not expect the Patriots to trade Jimmy Garoppolo.

With Tom Brady still playing like an All-Pro and the Patriots selecting Jacoby Brissett in the third round last season, it has been widely assumed New England will trade Garoppolo, who is entering the final year of his rookie deal. MMQB's Peter King wrote he does not think Garoppolo will be moved earlier this week, however, and now Werder is reporting the same information. The Patriots could just be leaking these reports to drive up the price, but it would not be surprising if New England takes another year to see where Brady is before settling for a high compensatory pick if they are forced to let Garoppolo walk.
Feb 16 - 11:36 AM

The Houston Chronicle believes the Patriots calling the Texans about Jimmy Garoppolo is an "obvious move."

The Chronicle's John McClain doesn't state Houston is a likely landing spot for Garoppolo, but does expect Bill Belichick to contact old pal Bill O'Brien. Unfortunately, owner Bob McNair indicated the Texans were unlikely suitors for veteran quarterbacks and more likely to pursue draft-eligible signal callers. In addition to the No. 25 pick, trading for Garoppolo would cost the Texans a long-term contract, something McNair doesn't seem open to after last year's Brock Osweiler disaster.
Feb 12 - 7:08 PM

Ben Volin of the Boston Globe believes the Patriots can expect a second-round pick in return for Jimmy Garoppolo.

With Tom Brady still at the height of his powers, the Patriots will look to trade Garoppolo in his contract year. Volin notes that Matt Cassel, Kevin Kolb and Matt Schaub were traded under similar circumstances and all fetched second-round picks. The Bears, Browns and 49ers have already been linked to Garoppolo, and more teams could enter the fray. It's hard to say where Garoppolo will land, but it looks like he's played his last down as a Patriot.
Feb 12 - 9:29 AM

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2James White
3Rex Burkhead
4D.J. Foster
GLB1Dion Lewis
2James White
3RB1James White
2Dion Lewis
FB1James Develin
2Glenn Gronkowski
WR11Julian Edelman
2Chris Hogan
3Matthew Slater
WR21Brandin Cooks
2Malcolm Mitchell
3Danny Amendola
4Devin Lucien
WR31Chris Hogan
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Dwayne Allen
3Matt Lengel
4Rob Housler
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
2Jamil Douglas
3Chris Barker
C1David Andrews
2Ted Karras
RG1Shaq Mason
2Tre' Jackson
3Chase Farris
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Cameron Fleming
3Michael Williams
K1Stephen Gostkowski