There has been talk of teams interested in Jimmy Garoppolo but the Patriots seem like they intend to keep him.
Jimmy Garoppolo was given a chance to start for the New England Patriots while Tom Brady served his four-game suspension at the beginning of this season. Garoppolo impressed a lot of people in his time as a starter, which has teams interested in the New England backup out of Eastern Illinois.
The Patriots must have been impressed by his play too because according to ESPN’s Ed Werder, he doesn’t expect Garoppolo to be going anywhere.
The rundown on Garoppolo is simple. He’s a 25-year old player who was drafted in the second round and has sat behind Tom Brady for a couple years. Sounds like an attractive resume despite only starting two games in the NFL. And he performed well in those games.
Many teams have reportedly inquired about Garoppolo including the Browns, Bears and 49ers but nothing has come from those talks and it seems like nothing will.
Even though it looks like it now, Brady will not play forever and there will come a time when the Patriots will need a new quarterback. When that time comes, Garoppolo doesn’t seem like a bad choice. New England drafted him early because they saw talent and potential in him. Brady and Belichick definitely have thought him a thing or two in his time in the NFL.
In his NFL action, Garoppolo went 2-0, including an impressive Sunday night win in Arizona. He threw for 496 yards and 4 touchdowns. He did not throw an interception and fumbled one time. That was enough of a sample size to show the NFL that he could be a future star in this league and the Patriots are smart enough to keep him around.