Report: Jimmy Garoppolo added to Senior Bowl roster

The Senior Bowl has reportedly looked to Tony Romo’s alma mater to fill out its quarterback roster.

According to Jason Cole of, Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will attend the Senior Bowl, the top all-star game for NFL draft prospects.

As a senior, Garoppolo (6-3, 222) threw for 5,050 yards with 53 TDs and nine interceptions on 375-of-568 passing.

Garoppolo would seem likely to play for the Senior Bowl’s South squad, which had only two quarterbacks on the roster as of Friday morning.

Garoppolo will also play in Saturday’s East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Senior Bowl practices begin on Monday. The early-week practices are generally well-attended by top NFL personnel, including head coaches and general managers. The game will be held on Saturday, January 25 in Mobile, Alabama.

11 responses to “Report: Jimmy Garoppolo added to Senior Bowl roster

  1. The Senior Bowl really isn’t the top all-star game anymore, considering how many guys in the draft are underclassmen. It’s still awesome to watch the practices and to a lesser extent the game.

  2. If he’s on the South squad, he’ll be getting coached by the Jaguars staff. The Jaguars’ OC & QB coach can get a good look at him. If the Jags go defense with the #3 pick, this kid could be an option in Round 2…

  3. Some people say this kid is the best pro QB prospect in this entire class. If that’s true then I’m glad he’s getting a chance to prove it.

    If he does anything at all in Mobile I can guarantee he’ll be drafted ahead of AJ McCarron (who declined).

  4. Congrats to Jimmy and that leads me to a new idea.

    Instead of forming most of the Senior Bowl roster by December let it be formed during the East West Shrine Game and the Shrine Game be formed after the bowl games. That way Shrine Game players can into the Senior Bowl. That way we can avoid no-future QBs like Logan Thomas and many others.

    Last year would have preferred to see Shrine game QB Matt Scott over Zac Dysert and Ryan Nassib in the Senior Bowl.

    I also think that there should all star games for underclassmen. We encourage them to jump or get a scouting committee pre-draft evaluation.

    Why not let them play?

  5. Been looking at this kid since September. On WKNR (Cleveland Radio)they began talking about him. I haven’t seen any film, but they say he looks good. I was kinda hoping the Browns could sneak and get him in the 2nd round. Yeah he played in the FBS, but so did Flacco.

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