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Jimmy Garoppolo hopes “good things will come from” starting stint

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 18:  Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the New England Patriots looks to pass the ball during the first half against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on September 18, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images) Getty Images

The first four weeks of the 2016 season offered Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo a big opportunity to set up his future as a starter in the NFL.

The results were a mixed bag. Garoppolo played very well for six quarters, but a right shoulder injury against the Dolphins in Week Two kept him from playing for the rest of Tom Brady’s suspension. Garoppolo felt that his performance proved that he can do the job and hopes that there’s more opportunities to come as a result.

“We had a good thing going there for a while … The first two games went really well, we were rolling,” Garoppolo said, via ESPN.com. “But I always tell myself ‘everything happens for a reason.’ There was a reason that happened, and hopefully good things will come from it.”

As far as sample sizes go, Garoppolo going 42-of-60 with 496 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions is obviously on the small side but a big one may not be a prerequisite in a league that’s constantly searching for starting quarterbacks. That’s not expected to be a position the Patriots are in with Tom Brady under contract, which may mean future good things will come in another uniform.

The Patriots will almost certainly be getting offers for his services in the offseason, leaving a question of whether they’ll be big enough to provide Garoppolo another chance to start.

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  1. jagsfanugh says: Oct 13, 2016 7:08 AM

    A safer bet than the one the Texans got IMO.

  2. logast says: Oct 13, 2016 7:14 AM

    Thanks for your stay in New England. Say hello to Chicago or Cleveland.

  3. footballfan58 says: Oct 13, 2016 7:21 AM

    Whether you are a Patriot or in another uniform, Jimmy, I wish you nothing but the best and hope you fulfill your dreams. You came through for New England when we needed you and gave Goodell a big middle finger. That alone will always keep me as a loyal fan of yours.

  4. skoobyfl says: Oct 13, 2016 7:21 AM

    He’s got high hopes….

  5. cuda1234 says: Oct 13, 2016 7:22 AM

    Garappolo and McDaniels to Chicago?

  6. babyjunkie says: Oct 13, 2016 7:28 AM

    He will get paid, and he will get laid.

  7. whywerule says: Oct 13, 2016 7:28 AM

    Good things will come to the Patriots, and hopefully Garoppolo, when the Pats trade Garoppolo for two 1st round picks and two 2nd round picks in the off-season.

    Nothing I like more in the morning than the sweet sounds of my own hyperbole.

  8. streetyson says: Oct 13, 2016 7:40 AM

    Mixed bag? How does getting mildly injured after being squished into the ground on his throwing shoulder make his performance a “mixed bag”? And half the teams in the league would love that bag!

    But LOL at Keysone-Cop Fraudger, not only did he give Brady an extra month in bed with a supermodel, he also just gifted the Pats back more picks than he stole! And with JimmyG still under a very team-friendly contract next year, the Pats don’t need a quick sale.

  9. 6ball says: Oct 13, 2016 7:40 AM

    .
    Garopollo went from a total unknown to a proven QB in six short quarters. He’s provided enough film in that brief amount of time for any qualified offensive coordinator to reach a contender / pretender decision on him. Let’s not forget that he performed capably on the road vs Arizona and was in the process of shredding Miami’s defense when he was injured. However, he showed marked improvement from game one to game two.

    What Garopollo is worth on the open market will be an interesting question. If Goff and Wentz cost a king’s ransom, what’s a game ready, 3 yr veteran of the Patriots system worth? If you were the Bears or Cleveland would you give up a #1?
    .

  10. dedalus3000 says: Oct 13, 2016 7:43 AM

    Cue the hate comments.

  11. dedalus3000 says: Oct 13, 2016 7:47 AM

    Jimmy’s actually good. But, then again, he was sitting behind and learning from the GOAT.
    Commentators were replaying his strides and motions, while comparing them to Brady’s, because they were so Brady like.

  12. xxsweepthelegxx says: Oct 13, 2016 7:58 AM

    He’s under contract through next year, I’d hold onto him. TB12 is amazing but he’s 39 and there is a lot of season left, and next year too.

    I reaize if Tom plays wel the rest of the year and next it puts a hard decision on the Pats, so you resign Jimmy or lose him for nothing? I like what I saw from Jimmy overall and would let things play out. Draft picks are crapshoots anyways.

  13. footballfanatic says: Oct 13, 2016 8:14 AM

    Point and case- tom brady is OVERRATED. Jimmy is another average qb, but in the patrtiots system this year he has a 70% completion rate (better than anyone with 50+ passes), he has 4 tds and 0 int’s with a rating of 117 (which puts him 3rd in the NFL right now). Patriots fans, please tell me how amazing Tom Brady is when a backup in that system can be so efficient and be the 3rd best qb in the league. You take a crappy qb and he looks decent in that offence, u take a mediorce one and he looks great, u take an above average one (tom brady) and he looks amazing. Tom is overrated, he is 100% replaceable, as Jimmy has proven.

  14. jjackwagon says: Oct 13, 2016 8:22 AM

    Brady, Cassel, Jimmy G, how many more examples do the Chowd’s need that its the system not the QB?
    I give BB credit though, it is one hell of a system.

  15. insley29 says: Oct 13, 2016 8:30 AM

    Worked for Matt Flynn..

  16. marcuswelby1 says: Oct 13, 2016 8:35 AM

    In the end Belichick will do what’s best for the team.
    My guess is that Brady will be the Pats QB for at least two more years…which obviously means Jimmy G. will be traded after this season.

  17. kneedragr says: Oct 13, 2016 8:39 AM

    I can see him getting traded, and hopefully for him scoring some big $$$.
    But I cant see him doing much better than Cassel as a starting QB for another team.

  18. greygooseandsprite says: Oct 13, 2016 8:42 AM

    Pats fan here. Maybe it’s gonna be like Packers years ago with
    Brady traded and garroppolo taking over like Aaron Rodgers did
    Jimmy has many more years left on his arm than brady

  19. eddiea25 says: Oct 13, 2016 8:46 AM

    Get out of Dodge Galloping Chicken. Pats won’t release the cash.

  20. QB Film Room says: Oct 13, 2016 8:51 AM

    If Brock Osweiler made 72 Million based on 6 or so games Jimmy is set to make at least that based on what we saw. Teams that could be in running – Chicago Bears, NYG, Miami Dolphins

  21. mikeytoth says: Oct 13, 2016 9:09 AM

    I think he should stay put and become the heir apparent to Brady.

  22. u4iadman says: Oct 13, 2016 9:11 AM

    Proves Brady is not a goat.
    System not the qb.
    Always has been.

    Deal.

  23. intrafinesse says: Oct 13, 2016 9:20 AM

    He looked very good.
    The question is – how will he do on another team.
    If he is mediocre (like Matt Cassel) then it proves Belichick genius of being able to implement a great system.
    Brady is still a great QB (first ballot HOF), but he also benefits greatly from Belichick.
    Had Peyton Manning played for Belichick, I think both would have even better records.
    Had Brady been on another team, maybe he would be merely very good.

  24. QB Film Room says: Oct 13, 2016 9:23 AM

    Jimmy is ten times the processor, natural passer, natural release and ability to throw with touch than Matt Cassel

  25. truninerfan49 says: Oct 13, 2016 9:24 AM

    He will be the 49ers starting QB next season. We have the cap room and will have no Qb’s on the roster once Kap and Gabbert are released

  26. superpatriotsfan says: Oct 13, 2016 9:26 AM

    Sorry but you cannot cheat on other teams and get away with it.

  27. rob471773 says: Oct 13, 2016 9:29 AM

    a first round draft pick will be the starting point for any trade after this off-season.

  28. bigbeefyd says: Oct 13, 2016 9:32 AM

    Matt Cassel.

  29. flash1287 says: Oct 13, 2016 9:35 AM

    footballfanatic says:
    Oct 13, 2016 8:14 AM
    Point and case- tom brady is OVERRATED. Jimmy is another average qb, but in the patrtiots system this year he has a 70% completion rate (better than anyone with 50+ passes), he has 4 tds and 0 int’s with a rating of 117 (which puts him 3rd in the NFL right now). Patriots fans, please tell me how amazing Tom Brady is when a backup in that system can be so efficient and be the 3rd best qb in the league. You take a crappy qb and he looks decent in that offence, u take a mediorce one and he looks great, u take an above average one (tom brady) and he looks amazing. Tom is overrated, he is 100% replaceable, as Jimmy has proven.

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    jjackwagon says:
    Oct 13, 2016 8:22 AM
    Brady, Cassel, Jimmy G, how many more examples do the Chowd’s need that its the system not the QB?
    I give BB credit though, it is one hell of a system.

    u4iadman says:
    Oct 13, 2016 9:11 AM
    Proves Brady is not a goat.
    System not the qb.
    Always has been.

    Deal.

    Just so we are all clear.
    A QB plays 6 quarters of football and that “PROVES”
    the other QB is just an “overrated system QB”

    Wait so that MUST also mean A Rogers is an “overrated system QB”
    Matt Flynn Came in when he was injured and passed for 518 yards 67.3 % and 6 Tds with a QB rating of 124.8 then sucked everywhere else

    Wait.. the Steelers went 3-1 when Ben was suspended for 4 games
    Ben must be an “overrated system QB”

    See how stupid that is?

  30. elitistsnob says: Oct 13, 2016 9:36 AM

    Best of luck to him. I think Garoppolo has a shot at being a very good starting QB. Provided he can make smarter decisions to avoid getting injured. Which he already admits he has to be better at. He’s got the intangibles. He’s got the quick release. He’s already better than some of the big money starters in the league at reading defenses and going through his progressions. That will likely only improve with time and on the job experience. He’s, by all reports, pretty Brady-esque in his work ethic and eagerness to improve and compete. He’s able to adapt given what he did in college versus what he had to learn with the Pats.

    If McDaniel leaves for a HC job somewhere it wouldn’t shock me if Garoppolo was soon traded to wherever McDaniel lands.

  31. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 13, 2016 9:37 AM

    I hope they find a way to hold on to Garrappollo.

    Brady’s health is amazing with the strict diet and workout program he’s on, but all it takes is one bad hit to the wrong part of the body.

  32. mzew233 says: Oct 13, 2016 9:38 AM

    Tanners ill was being paid how much? In his loss to Garopollo?
    Believe me $70m is coming next season

  33. I_Just_Like_Typing_Comments_That_Wont_Get_Published says: Oct 13, 2016 9:42 AM

    Since Belichick became head coach of the Patriots, does anyone want to guess what his record is, when Tom Brady is not the starter?

    The answer is 19-18. So I think TB12 is a pretty important piece to the success of the Patriots over the last 15 seasons. Hardly a system QB. Yeah its a great system, but by saying its the system it essentially says, Brady doesn’t read the defense, he calls the play, and throws to the intended target. Brady plays no role, he just goes out and runs the play… Pretty stupid concept in my opinion.

    Also amuses me when 95% of people acknowledge he is at worst a top 3 QB of all time. And then there are the other 5% that think he isn’t really that good. How the hell is that possible. How can 95% of people think he is top 3, and 5% of people don’t even think he is top 100. Ludicrous… And these 5 percenters think we are the dumb ones, LMAO

  34. tylawspick6 says: Oct 13, 2016 9:46 AM

    He has it all:

    1. Coachability
    2. Maturity
    3. Football IQ
    4. Quick Release
    5. Accuracy

    His release is super quick. His short arms allow for that.

    1st rd and 4th rd pick value.

    Thanks again to BB.

    Suck my taint, Goodell.

  35. noknoknokpenny says: Oct 13, 2016 9:46 AM

    A note to all of your who make the comments about Brady being a “system quarterback.”

    Can we agree that successful quarterbacks cannot be “predictable?” In the NFL, most teams can stop you if they know what you’re going to do.

    It’s especially problematic for “system” players.

    If you agree with that, then consider this: many first-time starters are unpredictable. Like Brock Osweiler or Matt Cassel or even Mark Sanchez. They start out looking good but it doesn’t last.

    Why? Because they become predictable.

    Brady has proven that he can be unpredictable, and he’s done it over the course of 15 years. 15 years and Rex Ryan still can’t figure out what Brady’s going to do next (and I think it’s safe to say that Rex is obsessed with Brady).

    THAT is what makes him more than just a system quarterback.

    Could other quarterbacks be similarly unpredictable within the Fairbanks/Perkins/Belichick system (for crissake, look it up)?

    We’ll never know, will we?

    But also consider this: do you think that Belichick would keep Brady and pay him big money (not top dollar, but big money) if he thought that he could get the same production for half the cost?

  36. bearfan3454 says: Oct 13, 2016 9:48 AM

    Garoppolo to the Bears is going to happen. He is from Arlington Heights, graduated froom (EIU) the same school as Pace. Pace needs to make this trade happen. Only question. Is it the system in New England? Time will tell.

  37. tylawspick6 says: Oct 13, 2016 9:52 AM

    He’ll likely only be offered to an NFC team.

    Chicago, Arizona, SF, etc.

    Start the bidding!

  38. patsbrat says: Oct 13, 2016 9:56 AM

    bigbeefyd says:
    Oct 13, 2016 9:32 AM

    Matt Cassel.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Yup, Matt Cassel took the Patriots to an 11-5 season…

    …with the same team that Brady took to 16-0 (ultimately 18-1) the previous year.

    All great QBs have had great coaches and programs. Pats have the best of both.

    Deal.

  39. flash1287 says: Oct 13, 2016 9:59 AM

    We should also ask the “Brady is an overrated system QB” few
    How is it that ALL these former and current coaches and former and current players ALL call Brady one of if not the GOAT?

    How can they all be wrong but you few have it all figured out?

  40. blessedunliketherest says: Oct 13, 2016 10:02 AM

    He looked very good.
    The question is – how will he do on another team.
    If he is mediocre (like Matt Cassel) then it proves Belichick genius of being able to implement a great system.
    Brady is still a great QB (first ballot HOF), but he also benefits greatly from Belichick.
    Had Peyton Manning played for Belichick, I think both would have even better records.
    Had Brady been on another team, maybe he would be merely very good.
    __________________________________________
    Incredible how little people know about football. Taking a sample size of 6 quarters and comparing it to 15 years of dominance from the GOAT is pathetic. If any other QB has the same success as TB for 15 + years then maybe we can talk about a system. Until then, take a seat. The Pats are 19-18 without Brady since he has been in the league. The system QB talk is a joke.

  41. ricko1112 says: Oct 13, 2016 10:02 AM

    If it was a system EVERY TEAM would copy it.

    Video taping isn’t against the rules, so all 31 other teams have video of every play NE has made since Brady’s first start.

  42. dcpatfan says: Oct 13, 2016 10:05 AM

    heir apparent.

  43. dansardo says: Oct 13, 2016 10:20 AM

    Matt Cassll may not be a very good QB now, but there was one year he went to the pro bowl and lead his team to a division title and playoffs had 27 TD’s against 7 ints……and that didn’t happen with the pats.

    I guess some of the posters here don’t really know much about football do they?

    And to claim any “system” is the reason for a team’s success or not realizing that “any system” like that couldn’t be copied, is about as clear a sign of ignorance about the sport as you could possibly get.

    But it is pretty funny stuff to read imof!

  44. goattoday says: Oct 13, 2016 10:21 AM

    I enjoyed watching him play. Unfortunately, when Pats QB’s move on to other teams their quality of play goes down. Is it the QB, the high standards of the Pats or something else?

    Notice I didn’t write Pat’s system. Whoops!

  45. chuckshontaspads says: Oct 13, 2016 10:23 AM

    Thanks Roger! Thanks Mr. Mara! Thanks pillboy Irsay! Good plan!

  46. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Oct 13, 2016 10:31 AM

    I don’t see Garoppolo having success outside that Patriots system so his best bet is to stick around in New England. Even with Italian HGH, father time is still undefeated. Last Sunday, it took grandpa Brady all he had to throw lobs to Hogan. The end can’t be that far.

  47. factschecker says: Oct 13, 2016 10:42 AM

    Scoff at Matt Cassel if you will but he is in his 11th year in the NFL. Not too many NFL players have a 10+ year career. He lasted well beyond your average NFL QB.

    Having said that Jimmy G is light years ahead of Cassel as a QB.

  48. mmack66 says: Oct 13, 2016 10:43 AM

    For the longest time I was sure that Joe Montana was one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game, and now I find out that he was just an average quarterback. Nothing more than a product of the system he played in.

  49. daddeeo says: Oct 13, 2016 10:43 AM

    No PATS fan should be able to decry the services which he has provided.

    That said the rumors persist that he is trade bait. Since we lost all those draft picks I guess it makes some sense if the price is right.

  50. maust1013 says: Oct 13, 2016 10:43 AM

    So many obvious football Einstein’s having told us it is the system I decided we really should stop and take a closer look at the position. Perhaps we have been giving too much credit to too many QB’s over the years. Using the criteria established by these fine objective football minds the following quarterbacks need to removed from the HoF and their accomplishments and careers need to be reassessed.

    George Blanda
    Johnny Unitas
    Bob Griese
    Terry Bradshaw
    Joe Montana
    Brett Favre

    And that’s just the tip of the iceberg

  51. maust1013 says: Oct 13, 2016 10:49 AM

    ^

    Left Dan Marino off the list of HoF system guys

  52. dwoofer says: Oct 13, 2016 10:51 AM

    He obviously can throw the deep ball much better than his mentor

  53. justafanofnfl says: Oct 13, 2016 10:52 AM

    I was the system, coaching and great supporting cast that made Brady achieve an .800 winning percentage…….at Michigan

  54. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 13, 2016 10:54 AM

    “Proves Brady is not a goat.
    System not the qb.
    Always has been.’

    No,, all that proves is you don’t know much about football. The Pats offense is one of the 2 or 3 most complex in the league, and numerous players both QBs and receivers have come into the “system” and just not understood it.

    Brady works the defenses and field like clockwork. His football IQ and ability to process defenses and which option is open to throw to is almost unmatched. You could say Phghton, Brees and Rodgers can process the data on field that fast but nobody else playing now or in the last 15 years is even close.

  55. footballboozer says: Oct 13, 2016 10:55 AM

    whywerule says:
    Oct 13, 2016 7:28 AM
    Good things will come to the Patriots, and hopefully Garoppolo, when the Pats trade Garoppolo for two 1st round picks and two 2nd round picks in the off-season.

    Nothing I like more in the morning than the sweet sounds of my own hyperbole.

    =================
    I’d like to see 1’s and 4th’s picks. 🙂

  56. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 13, 2016 10:57 AM

    “Unfortunately, when Pats QB’s move on to other teams their quality of play goes down. Is it the QB, the high standards of the Pats or something else?”

    Typically the teams they have gone on to have had lousy Olines. And if the Oline sucks it doesn’t matter who you have playing QB, Brady included, the play will suffer.

    It always amazes me that so many so called football personnel gurus don’t get the game starts with the Oline, not the QB.

  57. mmack66 says: Oct 13, 2016 11:04 AM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Oct 13, 2016 10:31 AM

    I don’t see Garoppolo having success outside that Patriots system so his best bet is to stick around in New England. Even with Italian HGH, father time is still undefeated. Last Sunday, it took grandpa Brady all he had to throw lobs to Hogan.
    —————————–

    Hyperbole aside, I’d take Brady at 39 over the Harvard educated interception machine that your pathetic Jets trot out every week.

    Remember when Jets fans said that Fitzpatrick was the best quarterback they had ever had, even though he had just intercepted the Jets out of the playoffs?

  58. dreadnok89 says: Oct 13, 2016 11:04 AM

    Dude, you lasted 3 games. Who would sign a potato chip qb for millions?

  59. footballfan58 says: Oct 13, 2016 11:12 AM

    What will be interesting is when/if Jimmy comes up on the open market, how many of the trolls will be salivating to get a “Patriot” on their team? LOL!!

  60. djscottyb says: Oct 13, 2016 11:13 AM

    Though the Pats love grooming a back up QB for trade value, I think this one may be kept for the heir to Brady.
    Tommy will be close to 42 when this current contract expires. They do have Brissett, but his skill set would require Belichick to change his offense up a bit. Jimmy G is more of a Brady clone.

    Trade partners are limited (competition) and Miami (same division) is out of the question.

  61. nhpats says: Oct 13, 2016 11:17 AM

    flash1287 says:
    Oct 13, 2016 9:35 AM
    footballfanatic says:
    Oct 13, 2016 8:14 AM
    Point and case- tom brady is OVERRATED. Jimmy is another average qb, but in the patrtiots system this year he has a 70% completion rate (better than anyone with 50+ passes), he has 4 tds and 0 int’s with a rating of 117 (which puts him 3rd in the NFL right now). Patriots fans, please tell me how amazing Tom Brady is when a backup in that system can be so efficient and be the 3rd best qb in the league. You take a crappy qb and he looks decent in that offence, u take a mediorce one and he looks great, u take an above average one (tom brady) and he looks amazing. Tom is overrated, he is 100% replaceable, as Jimmy has proven.

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    jjackwagon says:
    Oct 13, 2016 8:22 AM
    Brady, Cassel, Jimmy G, how many more examples do the Chowd’s need that its the system not the QB?
    I give BB credit though, it is one hell of a system.

    u4iadman says:
    Oct 13, 2016 9:11 AM
    Proves Brady is not a goat.
    System not the qb.
    Always has been.

    Deal.

    Just so we are all clear.
    A QB plays 6 quarters of football and that “PROVES”
    the other QB is just an “overrated system QB”

    Wait so that MUST also mean A Rogers is an “overrated system QB”
    Matt Flynn Came in when he was injured and passed for 518 yards 67.3 % and 6 Tds with a QB rating of 124.8 then sucked everywhere else

    Wait.. the Steelers went 3-1 when Ben was suspended for 4 games
    Ben must be an “overrated system QB”

    See how stupid that is?

    ——————-
    #TheHaters have a continual need to diminish both Brady’s and the Patriot’s success to make themselves feel better about their teams. Someone should do a sociological study on this phenomenon.

  62. Martin says: Oct 13, 2016 11:21 AM

    xxsweepthelegxx says:
    Oct 13, 2016 7:58 AM
    He’s under contract through next year, I’d hold onto him. TB12 is amazing but he’s 39 and there is a lot of season left, and next year too.

    I reaize if Tom plays wel the rest of the year and next it puts a hard decision on the Pats, so you resign Jimmy or lose him for nothing? I like what I saw from Jimmy overall and would let things play out. Draft picks are crapshoots anyways.

    —————

    I agree. Peyton Manning is a great example of how fast it can go down. You just never know. But if you keep Jimmy for the next 27 regular season games behind the GOAT and sign him again by saying “Hey, Brady will turn 42 this offseason you know!”, well… you can have another Aaron Rodgers story!

  63. jchipwood says: Oct 13, 2016 11:28 AM

    maust1013 says:
    Oct 13, 2016 10:43 AM
    So many obvious football Einstein’s having told us it is the system I decided we really should stop and take a closer look at the position. Perhaps we have been giving too much credit to too many QB’s over the years. Using the criteria established by these fine objective football minds the following quarterbacks need to removed from the HoF and their accomplishments and careers need to be reassessed.

    George Blanda
    Johnny Unitas
    Bob Griese
    Terry Bradshaw
    Joe Montana
    Brett Favre

    And that’s just the tip of the iceberg
    ______________________________________

    All these guys played when you could hit the qb and mug the receiver until ball was in the air. Big difference between now and then.

  64. imodan says: Oct 13, 2016 11:36 AM

    intrafinesse says:
    Oct 13, 2016 9:20 AM
    He looked very good.
    The question is – how will he do on another team.
    If he is mediocre (like Matt Cassel) then it proves Belichick genius of being able to implement a great system.
    Brady is still a great QB (first ballot HOF), but he also benefits greatly from Belichick.
    Had Peyton Manning played for Belichick, I think both would have even better records.
    Had Brady been on another team, maybe he would be merely very good.
    ——————————————————————–
    Manning could have never played for Belichick. Peyton demanded and received total control of the offense. Take the fact that the Broncos didn’t have a fullback on a Gary Kubiak coached team and the year he ritires the Broncos draft a fullback. There is no way Belichick lets his QB tell him how to run the team.
    As for the system comments and those saying it should be copied I say that some have tried. 2 big athletic TE sets, small, quick slot receivers, short passing game, interchangeable running backs, etc. They try but they to date have not been as successful.

  65. edelmanfanclub says: Oct 13, 2016 11:43 AM

    Theyll probably have to trade him and not hold onto him for a couple reasons:

    Brady will not stop playing for a long time and it will continue to run through the years of his apparent heirs.

    They have Jacoby Brissett as well. Although Tom will probably try to play into his 40s thru his current contract and maybe JBs.

    So Bill will likely trade him. I cant see him allocating cap space at a higher rate (QB open market) to resign JG if he just is a backup for more years to come.

  66. u4iadman says: Oct 13, 2016 11:46 AM

    Nothing but a system qb team. No goats.

    Extra deal.

    Truth.

  67. superpatriotsfan says: Oct 13, 2016 11:48 AM

    Lol he already has a hurt shoulder. He’ll be out of the league in 3 years, can’t cheat, can’t win The Patriot Way.

  68. imodan says: Oct 13, 2016 11:57 AM

    superpatriotsfan says:
    Oct 13, 2016 11:48 AM
    Lol he already has a hurt shoulder. He’ll be out of the league in 3 years, can’t cheat, can’t win The Patriot Way.
    —————————————————————-
    LOL, as hard as you try you fail every, single, time.

  69. touchdownelvis says: Oct 13, 2016 12:04 PM

    jchipwood says:
    Oct 13, 2016 11:28 AM

    All these guys played when you could hit the qb and mug the receiver until ball was in the air. Big difference between now and then.

    You do understand that it was Peyton Manning’s early-career failures against the Patriots which brought about those changes to the game, right? Do yourself a favor and look up the Washington Post article about it, “A Simple Case Of Cause and Effect”.

  70. maust1013 says: Oct 13, 2016 12:10 PM

    jchipwood says:
    Oct 13, 2016 11:28 AM

    All these guys played when you could hit the qb and mug the receiver until ball was in the air. Big difference between now and then.
    ================

    Since it seems for a change you are attempting to make a point and not trolling, let’s expand on that. While what you say is true, the league was different then, the original comment was a rejoinder to the ‘system QB’ argument. All of the players listed had backups or replacements that played near, at or above the level they did which the rocket scientist system commenters here contend proves they were products of the systems they were in. The era makes no difference as by definition their backups/replacements played in the same era and same ‘systems.’

    I am always pleased to engage in a dialogue to promote better understanding of a real point

  71. tylawspick6 says: Oct 13, 2016 12:18 PM

    The jealousy throughout the this is hilarious.

    These people’s lives are turned upside down due to the greatness of a sports franchise.

    The utter joy of knowing this.

    lol

  72. jimmyt says: Oct 13, 2016 12:23 PM

    The Pats should keep him. The GCOAT isn’t getting any younger.

  73. valentino8100 says: Oct 13, 2016 12:27 PM

    chuckshontaspads says:
    Oct 13, 2016 10:23 AM

    Thanks Roger! Thanks Mr. Mara! Thanks pillboy Irsay! Good plan!

    ———————————————————–

    Totally on point, and absolutely priceless!

    Frustrated and disgruntled Cartel 0

    BB & R. Kraft 11 (For those two 1st-rnd
    picks coming)

  74. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Oct 13, 2016 12:47 PM

    What’s wrong with Brady being known as the greatest SYSTEM QB of all time? He was a below average backup QB at Michigan until he played in the Patriots system. A system so great, a high school QB can have success in it.

  75. justbegbaby says: Oct 13, 2016 12:49 PM

    Jimmy G, if nothing else, you now understand how to bend the rules in ways you never thought possible.

  76. nhpats says: Oct 13, 2016 12:55 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Oct 13, 2016 12:47 PM
    What’s wrong with Brady being known as the greatest SYSTEM QB of all time? He was a below average backup QB at Michigan until he played in the Patriots system. A system so great, a high school QB can have success in it.

    —————-

    So let’s get this straight:

    Brady wins 16 games and Cassel wins 11 games and you claim these as equal?

    JimmyG throws for 450 yards and 4 TDs in two games and Brady throws for 410 and 3 TDs in one game and you call these equal?

    Seriously son, are your Jets so bad that they only happiness you can find is positing inane arguments to diminish Brady’s greatness?

  77. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 13, 2016 12:56 PM

    “A system so great, a high school QB can have success in it.”

    If you truly, honestly thing a high school QB would be successful playing for the Pats all that shows is you know absolutely nothing about the pro game or the Pats.

    No high school player at any position could play competently at the NFL level.

  78. chippys lost binky says: Oct 13, 2016 1:14 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Oct 13, 2016 12:47 PM
    What’s wrong with Brady being known as the greatest SYSTEM QB of all time? He was a below average backup QB at Michigan until he played in the Patriots system. A system so great, a high school QB can have success in it.
    +++++++++++++++

    Man are you bad at this. How many actual football fans, never mind Pats fans, do you think don’t know how good Brady was at Michigan?

  79. tindeaux says: Oct 13, 2016 1:17 PM

    Jimmy sounds like a nice guy. I have no problem with wishing nice guys the best of luck.
    hope some team will pick you up as a starter… or even with the pats after tommy retires.
    best of luck!

  80. Robert Chandler says: Oct 13, 2016 1:56 PM

    My humble opinion is that Jimmy Garoppolo has the talent and brains to be one of the top 3 QBs in the NFL over the next decade and beyond. The smart GM that manages to pry him away from the Pats will never regret that decision. This guy has the best release I’ve ever seen, reminiscent of Marino’s. Actually, they are very similar in talent, with Jimmy the superior scrambler.

    I envy the NFL team that winds up with him as their starter. He will be a regular Pro Bowler.

  81. kevpft says: Oct 13, 2016 2:25 PM

    I do wonder what NE is thinking as far as a successor for Brady Despite what Brady says, they must know they’re down to the last few years of him, at most, and if an injury happens, it could end a lot quicker.

    Garoppolo is close to lining up, timing-wise, as the official successor. But I’m not sure it’s close enough.

    Will Brady and Belichick retire together?

  82. factpurveyor says: Oct 13, 2016 6:36 PM

    whywerule says:
    Oct 13, 2016 7:28 AM

    Good things will come to the Patriots, and hopefully Garoppolo, when the Pats trade Garoppolo for two 1st round picks and two 2nd round picks in the off-season.

    —————————————————————–
    If he must be traded and a 1st and two 2nds is asking too much how about this…

    A 1st round pick and then upgrade all the Patriots other picks through the 6th round by swapping the Pats 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th round picks for the other teams 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th round picks.

    I’m assuming that the Pats would have a much better record than the team that needs a QB and would therefore normally be drafting later in each of those rounds than that team.

  83. limakey says: Oct 13, 2016 8:39 PM

    It is too bad Jimmy got hurt. I firmly believe had he not been injured, he would still be starting. Anyone who believes Belichick would have pulled him with a 3-1 record, clearly does not know football or Belichick. He knows that Brady is not the future but Jimmy could be. The Pats would be fools to trade him.

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