Report: Patriots not expected to trade Jimmy Garoppolo

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One of the biggest questions heading into this offseason was whether the Patriots will trade quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo before he enters his fourth NFL season.

If that trade is going to happen, the next week is going to be a crucial negotiating period. At the moment, though, it looks like it is going to be a quiet one.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Patriots are not expected to trade Garoppolo. Schefter’s colleague Ed Werder issued a similar report in mid-February.

A trade may not be expected, but that doesn’t preclude teams from calling the Patriots in the coming days in an effort to get them to change their mind. There could be an offer that makes New England reconsider and the most effective way to chum the waters to see if one pops up is by letting it be known that a deal isn’t expected.

The Patriots may also be content to just hold onto Garoppolo through the final year of his rookie deal under any circumstances and then deal with whatever might come in the 2018 offseason when they have a full picture of where the team and quarterback Tom Brady stand at that point.

88 responses to “Report: Patriots not expected to trade Jimmy Garoppolo

  1. Wise.

    Although Brady is still at the top of his game, sometimes Father Time pushes you off a cliff without any notice. See Payton Manning. JG has been with the Pats a couple of years now and likely is quite ready when needed.

  2. Belichick is just driving the price up for Garoppolo.He won’t be in a Pats uniform next year.

  3. Lots or discuss….

    1. One has to wonder if this is just a way to drive up the price.
    2. There was talk in the last week or so about a new deal for Brady, is this a reaction to how those negotiations are doing?
    3. Would they rather trade Jacoby?

  4. Not really surprised. Its simply too tough to find a franchise QB. You can find lightening in a bottle like Seattle or Dallas, but, teams can go a long, long, time looking.
    Patriots want to contend for the SB every year, and regardless of how long TB12 wants to play, father time remains undefeated. If Tom suffers another serious injury, or if he is not satisfied with his level of play, he’ll walk away.

    Jimmy G will be a very good QB – for the Patriots

  5. “According to Pats homers, they were gonna get a 1st rounder for this future hall of famer!”
    ===

    “A”? Singular?

    Those yahoos believe Belichick will pull off Herschel Walker 2.0!

  6. It’ll be painful to watch this kid become a stud for another team, but Brady will probably play for 5 more yrs, so it’s all but inevitable..

  7. Shifty and Werder have shown on several occasions that they are not exactly dialed in to the thinking in Foxborough. If a team calls to make an offer on Garoppolo Belichick isn’t going to hang up the phone. And now to settle back for the parade of the uninformed that will tell us all about what a former 2nd round pick that has shown he can run an NFL offense at a high level isn’t worth.

  8. I hear what they are saying loud and clear.

    The Pats love him (For good reason)
    The Pats do not need or want to trade him.

    Don’t waste time with weak offers. They are not trying to “unload” him just to get ride of him.

    First Class Dynasty Problems.

  9. If the Pats are stuck with Jimmy G for another year, I could deal with that.

    Maybe Brady actually starts to fade late next year, maybe not but if that happens, then maybe the focus changes on re-signing Jimmy.

  10. superpatriotsfan says:
    Mar 1, 2017 10:23 AM
    According to Pats homers, they were gonna get a 1st rounder for this future hall of famer!

    ————

    First off, fans are supposed to be homers. There is no expectation of fans being impartial like media are supposed to be. Of course fans wanted to trade Jimmy G for a first round pick and get a future HOF player.

    The problem is fans have no idea how good Jimmy G is other than watching 1.5 games.

    So it is all speculative. If Jimmy isn’t going to be the next great QB then trade him now while there is value and risk Brady not declining this year.

    If you don’t trade him now then I think they means either the trade value is just too low or they intend to sign him to a starter contract before 2018.

    Don’t forget they also have a lot of time invested in developing him.

    I just don’t know what would happen in 2018. Not sure he would sign with the Patriots for 2018 and then sit behind Brady for 1 or 2 more years. Could be interesting if they keep Jimmy.

  11. Granted free agency was around back than, but Steve Young didn’t start all 16 games for the 49ers until he was 31 years old. If Jimmy signs a 4 year extension…it makes sense to keep him. He will be a “young 30”, with little wear and tear. I could see Jimmy playing into his early 40s because of this. Thus making sense to keep him.

  12. The only thing that makes sense out of this is that Brady might just retire after next season. Otherwise, it makes no sense having Garoppolo sit on the bench and watching him become a free agent and signing somewhere else this time next year.

  13. Good. We want him to stay and we don’t need more picks. We will just let your teams continue to underdevelop players and then pick them up for a song. Oh, and Peyton fell off a cliff because Papa John’s greasizza + HGH < Avocado ice cream and revenge.

  14. I can only quote the words of LA sportswriter Ramona Shelburne:

    “Nobody thought it was possible. Nobody thought they could do it.

    But then the Patriots found a way and drafted a quarterback who is better looking than Tom Brady.

    Belichick is a genius.”

  15. There could be (and probably is) a lot of back room discussions going on with Belichick, Kraft, Brady, Garoppolo, and Don Yee.(who represents them both)

    Patriots always have a long term plan.

  16. With a convicted cheater at QB, a convicted owner and coach in charge, why would they trade him? Brady is scum off and on the field and one hit away from being out with a bruised pinky. Jimmy G can play.

  17. I don’t think Jimmy G’s stock will ever be as high as it is right now. It’s a perfect storm for the Pats.

    What all these reports fail to mention is Jimmy will be in the last year of his rookie deal, which he is unlikely to play under. Then what? Sign him? He wouldn’t unless you pay him more than Brady, which is folly.

    So that leaves the question: If the Pats don’t trade him what do they do to keep him around? Pay him and trade Brady? I don’t see that happening, but then again it’d be the most Belichickian thing Belichick would’ve ever done.

  18. I have been a Patriots season ticket holder since 1982 and I hate to see this news. He is not the next coming of Tom Brady get the draft pick now. the window with Brady won’t be open for another 10 years we will be lucky if it is 3. Brissett has the tools I would also like to see them tag Hightower this is too good a team to let it fall apart like it did in 2015.

  19. If he’s as good as Pats fans say he is it would be smart to keep him. With Tom looking at 40 why would you trade him unless he sucked. That what’s good about Belechick… He keeps you guessing.

  20. This means their price is way too high for any good GM to pay. This guy has one year until he is a free agent, thinking a team is going to give up a first round pick for a guy they get for one year is ludicrous. He is worth more to New England keeping him around as an insurance policy rather than giving him up for a 4th round pick or so.

  21. Wonder how many championships the pats would have if they had traded brady when Drew Bledsoe starter .

  22. Signing Jimmy and trading Tommy??? Those Patriots sure are tricky. No one saw it coming.

  23. duh. the patriots have to take this position and leak this stance no matter what they really plan to do to maximize their chance of extracting maximum value from some sucker franchise.

    of course that’s their position — wow me with an offer, we aren’t planning to trade him

  24. I’ve never heard one Patriot fan EVER say JG was a Pro Bowler or a HOFer. I too think the Pats are whispering in people’s ears to drive up the price. His value won’t be as high next offseason. They can’t keep both after next season, because of the money the Pats would have to invest in a position where only one of them plays. I also think people that think Garoppolo would take less money to stay and hold a clipboard rather than go somewhere, make more money and start are nuts. Even if it’s Cleveland.

    And, I GUARANTEE if they do trade him, They get MORE than a 1rst rnd pk.

  25. Can’t go wrong either way. They’d be kicking themselves if they got rid of him and Brady gets hurt next season. But if an offer comes with multiple picks including a first rounder that Goodell stole from the Patriots, that’s fine too.

  26. It sure seems like the Pats would like for JG to be Brady’s successor. Maybe it’s worth it to them to hold on to him just in case it works out that way.

    Think about it. What’s the price for him – a 1st-round pick? How much is that really worth to a team like the Patriots? They don’t live or die on 1st-round picks.

    I could easily see a team like the Pats, who make the most of every round of the draft, thinking he’s more valuable to hold on to, even if they lose him outright a year from now, than to just give him away for a speculative draft pick.

  27. So, they’re basically just waiting to announce the trade with Cleveland until a little bit before the draft?

    The Patriots like insurance and all, but there’s a limit to what you pay for a policy, and the potential opportunity cost here is just too high to leave him on the roster UNLESS

    a) you really aren’t getting what you want in the trade market

    AND

    b) you already have him extended

    If the news of a contract extension with Brady is true, this makes even less sense and is either a negotiating tactic for JG trades (likely) or a negotiating tactic for Brady (less likely).

  28. “So that leaves the question: If the Pats don’t trade him what do they do to keep him around? Pay him and trade Brady?”

    They can always tag him and trade him next year.

    If, and its always a big if because is extremely tough to repeat as Super Bowl champs, if the Pats win the SB next season Brady could retire at that point. His wife has apparently been pushing him to retire for the last 3 years.

    If he gets to an 8th Super Bowl and wins it? I suppose he could go for another but at some point even Brady will be satisfied with what he’s achieved.

  29. What all these reports fail to mention is Jimmy will be in the last year of his rookie deal, which he is unlikely to play under. Then what?
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    They can handle it the same way they did with Matt Cassell; Tag and trade.

    Or, if he really is their future, then they keep him.

  30. They may franchise Garropolo for two years 2018 and 2019 and give Brady the boot after that. If you are looking for LONG TERM SECURITY at the most important position in the league, you do not let Garropolo go anywhere. Belichick may already have seen some decreases in Brady’s ability that the average fan does not see. Brady may play to 45 but it may not be with the Patriots. If I have my choice of being a stud team for the next ten years, or get emotional about Brady playing his entire career here, I will choose the former.

  31. Just won a fifth ring, 2nd in 3 years, loaded with more qb talent than any other team, pockets bulging with loads of extra cap space cash, four draft picks in the first 104, rock stable coaching and front office staff, entire team re-energized and bought in for another run after being part of the greatest win in SB history.

    Does it get any better for Pats fans? Probably not, but man were loving it while we got it, and a 6th ring would put even more candles, in the icing, on that big fat cake, sitting on our gold platter. Enjoy!

  32. superpatriotsfan says:
    Mar 1, 2017 10:23 AM
    According to Pats homers, they were gonna get a 1st rounder for this future hall of famer!

    ——-

    It works in both directions. The fans would want to trade him because his value is high due his talent and the market demand.

    If he’s a HOF QB, fans would expect a ridiculous deal for him if/when he’s traded.

    If he’s a HOF QB, you want him to stay on your team to take over (and not play for another team unless you get the value).

    There’s literally no bad situation if Jimmy G is as good as some people think he is.

  33. This is smart on the Patriots for a couple reasons:

    1) Brady has long taken lesser Salaries to benefit the Pats’ Cap Space, potentially giving the Patriots reason to pay more for a temporary Backup than all other teams in the League.

    2) Withholding Jimmy to the public only increases his value around the League, meaning some team is likely to “overpay” if they want him badly enough.

    News Flash, BB does the smart thing every time.

  34. Hard to gauge how good or bad a player actually is when your coach is cheating on an annual basis. How many times have the patriots been caught cheating in the last decade? Just a sidenote, other teams have caught them, not the NFL. Makes you wonder how much more the NFL has swept under the rug.

  35. Geez…if the Pats are doing this for the sole purpose of driving up the price, I wonder if Mr. Harbawl will claim it is deceptive and try to get the rules committee to legislate out this behavior?

  36. This is smart in a lot of ways. Either see if someone bites with a deal that is too good to pass up, or you hang onto him as a the backup to Brady or his potential replacement should Brady’s performance drop off.

    Garropolo was clearly intended as the heir apparent, his skill level and potential was miles better than backups they had before him, but Brady has outlasted expectations of his viability.

    You HAVE to go with, and keep going with Brady until performance drops to the point he is done, he will not leave until he physically cannot compete anymore. If that happens in the next year you have a prime candidate to replace him, but if he’s still going strong next year then you have a harder decision to make.

  37. This has to increase the value of AJ Mccarron, right? And if the local reports are right, he will actually be a restricted free agent next year because of his inactive time with a shoulder injury. Any team signing him would have him for at least 2 years without even having to negotiate with him as a true free agent.

  38. jchipwood says:
    Mar 1, 2017 11:24 AM
    Hard to gauge how good or bad a player actually is when your coach is cheating on an annual basis. How many times have the patriots been caught cheating in the last decade? Just a sidenote, other teams have caught them, not the NFL. Makes you wonder how much more the NFL has swept under the rug.

    Just another sidenote woodchip…If the Pats are guilty of anything that you so loosely describe, then you may want to look at what your favorite team has been accused of or caught doing. That hypocrite outfit gets tight sometimes don’t it?

  39. The people saying Jimmy is too good and the Pats are wise to keep him need to realize one thing.

    The Patriots would be keeping him for 1 year only. After this season, why would he even consider resigning with the Patriots? So he can back up Tom Brady for another 2-3 years???

    Just doesn’t make sense.

    The Patriots are holding onto him and the only benefit is, they have great QB insurance for 1 year and 1 year only. Apparently to them, they value that more than the draft picks they’d get back in a trade.

  40. Belichick playing the rest of league like a fiddle.

    Some team, let me rephrase that, some stupid team will realize the Patriots aren’t going to give him away just for the sake of moving him.

    They will move him. A 1 and a 3 and he is gone.

  41. superpatriotsfan says:
    Mar 1, 2017 10:23 AM
    According to Pats homers, they were gonna get a 1st rounder for this future hall of famer!

    ———————–

    The Pays homers have a point there yoo. If they do trade him then absolutely a first rounder is part of that deal. The Patriots already spent a second rounder and invested the work to develop. No way are they going to take less than they spent. This talk that the Pats are going to take less than they spent is just homers of other teams that want a steal deal trying to sell themselves on it. They wont sell Belichick though.

  42. “With a convicted cheater at QB, a convicted owner and coach in charge, why would they trade him? Brady is scum off and on the field and one hit away from being out with a bruised pinky. Jimmy G can play.”

    Says the fan of the team with the rapist drama queen QB who was backed up last year by the (actually) convicted dog killer. But seriously, maybe if Dr. Rydze wasn’t busted for steroids, your defense might still be elite.

  43. JG is not going anywhere unless some team makes a stupid offer that BB just can’t pass up. Like something north of 2 first rounders.

  44. It’s funny seeing people getting their panties all in a bunch over this. Over the past years I’ve realized that people who believe they can read between Bill’s lines and predict his moves can’t be more wrong.

    There’s plenty of time to complete a trade folks and more likely than not it will happen. Let’s talk about this after the NFL combine for now. And never forget the Bradford trade. There are quite a few teams bound to become desperate until October this year when their QBs are lost for the season or they simply suck. Right now the Patriots hold the best cards, they have good draft capital, plenty of cap space, plenty of recent success and no reason to make any desperate moves. Patience is a virtue.

  45. thedangerouskitchen says:
    Mar 1, 2017 11:36 AM

    The Pays homers have a point there yoo. If they do trade him then absolutely a first rounder is part of that deal. The Patriots already spent a second rounder and invested the work to develop. No way are they going to take less than they spent. This talk that the Pats are going to take less than they spent is just homers of other teams that want a steal deal trying to sell themselves on it. They wont sell Belichick though.

    ——————————

    He’s a free agent in 1 year. No one is dumb enough to give up a 1st round or a 2nd round pick for a an unproven guy they get for one year.. not even Cleveland. He’s worth far more to New England than anyone else, which is why they won’t trade him.

  46. steelerfanjo says:
    Mar 1, 2017 10:53 AM
    With a convicted cheater at QB, a convicted owner and coach in charge, why would they trade him?

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    Were those felony convictions or were they at the state level? If the latter which state?

  47. “They may franchise Garropolo for two years 2018 and 2019 ”

    No. You don’t use a franchise tag on a backup QB. It would cost $20 million. And that’s just for the first year. The second year is more expensive, as the Redskins could tell you.

  48. Franchise QBs don’t come around that often.

    How many QBs have the Browns started ?

    They have had both McCown brothers, Diller gradkowski delhome spergon wynn manziel Jeff Garcia plus a long list of no bodies.

    They have one shot to be relavant get Jimmy.

    Trade both 1st round picks.

    All their past 1st round draft picks at QB have never panned out.

  49. Whatever the Pats’ plan is for the QB position from here, they need to make sure the potential “heir to the throne” is on the roster at all times.

    That means, if they trade JG, they’ll have to feel confident that Brisset is the man for the job. Or they have to draft the next guy.

    Brady is still playing amazingly, but the end is near, and it usually happens quickly.

  50. dwarftosser says:
    Mar 1, 2017 11:45 AM
    thedangerouskitchen says:
    Mar 1, 2017 11:36 AM

    The Pays homers have a point there yoo. If they do trade him then absolutely a first rounder is part of that deal. The Patriots already spent a second rounder and invested the work to develop. No way are they going to take less than they spent. This talk that the Pats are going to take less than they spent is just homers of other teams that want a steal deal trying to sell themselves on it. They wont sell Belichick though.

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    He’s a free agent in 1 year. No one is dumb enough to give up a 1st round or a 2nd round pick for a an unproven guy they get for one year.. not even Cleveland. He’s worth far more to New England than anyone else, which is why they won’t trade him.

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    Why are guys downvoting him? His response to my post is a valid counterpoint. There is indeed a disparity between what the Pats do have to demand in order to part with him and what a team should pay really. The fact is, if he is truly a viable replacement for Brady the Pats should not let him go for any price. Never give up a bird in hand that would be that tough to ever find again. And if he is not, then a team offering the big package is likely to come up short. I think the whole way to tell whether JG is the real deal or not begins and ends with whether Belichick is willing to part with him at all.

  51. pastabelly says:
    Mar 1, 2017 10:45 AM
    The only thing that makes sense out of this is that Brady might just retire after next season. Otherwise, it makes no sense having Garoppolo sit on the bench and watching him become a free agent and signing somewhere else this time next year.
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    Respectfully disagree. Like everybody else, Brady is one snap away from injury, and he plays the most important position on the team. The Pats should field another contender next year, so having JG as backup insurance *could* be huge….and they would still get a 3rd round comp pick if he walks in 2018, which is still something, especially if they’re not getting blown away with offers this year.

  52. Take all the football knowledge of every so-called football fan who has ever posted on this site, multiply it by 1000, and it still does not equal one one thousandth of the football knowledge in the discarded baby finger nail clippings of Bill Belichick.

    You all (Pats fans included) scratched your heads when Bill drafted Jimmy G in the second round. You all said, “Why is he drafting a QB so high, we have Brady, we don’t need a QB now. We just wasted a second round pick.” Well, just sit back watch and marvel at the Greatest Football Mind of All Time playing chess while everyone else is playing checkers.

  53. The guy had a better passer rating than brady last year, why would you trade him? Both him and brady faced Miami, both had 3 td’s and 0 int’s with 70% completion rate, only difference is that Jimmy did that all in the first half before getting hurt. tom brady faced the 5th best defense in Seattle, putting up passer rating of 96, jimmy played the 2nd best defense in Arizona and put up a 106 passer rating. The dude outplayed brady lol.

  54. “With a convicted cheater at QB, a convicted owner and coach in charge, why would they trade him? Brady is scum off and on the field and one hit away from being out with a bruised pinky. Jimmy G can play.”

    Says the fan of the team with the rapist drama queen QB who was backed up last year by the (actually) convicted dog killer. But seriously, maybe if Dr. Rydze wasn’t busted for steroids, your defense might still be elite.
    ________

    Don’t forget Deflategate II for which the Steelers were guilty, but Roger decided to look the other way.

    In all seriousness though, I don’t think this clown represents the majority of Steeler fans. They have begrudgingly given long overdue respect to Brady and the Pats, especially since TB12 has proven over time that he pretty much owns them. My source is the comment section on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in Patriots related stories. The majority acknowledge Brady and Belichick’s greatness.

  55. Why does anyone take this “report” seriously?

    Does anyone actually think Belichick would reveal his true intentions?

  56. I hope they hang onto him. That makes the price for
    McCarron go up! Plus you can have McCarron on the
    cheap for 2017 and 2018 still, making him even more
    valuable. He’s a RFA for 2018 because his first year was
    spent on IR. Garrapolo is a one year rental unless you can
    sign him long term. You can rent McCarron for 2 years
    before you have to pay him.

  57. Of course Bill’s not trading him. Does anyone really believe BB is buying into Brady’s 5-year plan? SMH. It has been amusing however, to listen to the frustrated malcontents talk about Garoppolo as if he were the next Cassel or Mallet when anyone whose actually been paying attention and knows what they’re looking at realizes that yes, he would have commanded at least a 1st round pick in trade. Garoppolo is the real deal. All the physical attributes you’d want and has proven he can read and react in the NFL’s most complicated offense. No, you can’t have him.

  58. Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says:
    Mar 1, 2017 12:12 PM
    Whatever the Pats’ plan is for the QB position from here, they need to make sure the potential “heir to the throne” is on the roster at all times.

    That means, if they trade JG, they’ll have to feel confident that Brisset is the man for the job. Or they have to draft the next guy.

    Brady is still playing amazingly, but the end is near, and it usually happens quickly.

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    What if they did a phased approach? Last year there was good argument that the suspension did Brady well by spotting him four games wear and tear. What if they picked a few games this coming year to give Brady’s body that break? Meanwhile JG benefits from the development. If they started that they might even manage to extend Brady’s career.

    Brisset looks really good. But its a bit early to crown him either way.

  59. The problem is that there’s not enough incentive for teams to make an offer the Pats can’t refuse. Garoppolo has a ton of value as a backup. He could save the Pats season in the event Brady goes down. And the Pats will get a 3rd rounder when he leaves. But it’s tough for a team to part with a first rounder for Garoppolo when they are going to have to pay him free agent money. It’s hard enough to win with a QB making $20 plus million a year without giving up a first round pick or more.

    Who knows what’s going to happen, it only takes one GM to lose his mind and give the Pats a first rounder in exchange for a year of Garoppolo and the right to negotiate a huge contract extension.

  60. You have to think outside of the box to see what BB and the Pats are up to.

    They were so pleased with how last season went, they will reproduce it again in 2017, without the help of Fraudger. The backup QBs (Jimmy and Jacoby) will start the first 4 or 5 games of the season, while TB12 mentors them and stays fresh and healthy. The youngsters get more time behind center to develop their craft, and Brady extends his career well into his 40’s.

    More quality game experience drives the value up on the backups, should they ever need to trade them away, and with the Pats’ current cap space they have plenty of room to carry both of them for the foreseeable future.

  61. The let’s trade Garoppolo crowd is praying this rumour is not true. The thought of Belichick and the Patriots continuing their success for a foreseeable future is terrifying to them. Well guess what, if this rumour is true then you’ll just have to deal.

    Tee hee!

  62. I think Tom Brady has told the Pats this is his last year. He’ll announce it after the season, not wanting it to distract the team. I think just BB and the Krafts know.

  63. Pats actually have 2 more years of Jimmy G if they want: this year cheap on his rookie contract and next year they can franchise him. If you view that as either a 2 year price for a quality back up or a modestly expensive insurance policy on Brady it fits nicely.

  64. Garoppolo is world-class level insurance in case something happens to Brady. Keeping him more than one extra year will cost a lot and I’m not sure the team thinks that will be worth it. With a year in the system and such luminaries as Bill Parcells singing his Praises you might be able to steal a third-round pick for Jacoby Brissett even though he was more or less a caretaker against an inept Texans team. I like to think of myself as a fairly reasonable Patriots fan and I would like my cake and eat it too. The trick is getting Garoppolo to hold off on his future Hall of Fame career for another couple years (lol). Seriously Garoppolo looks like he’s going to be a really great fit for this system so I’m not really keen on letting him go no matter what we get.

  65. Really? It`s breaking news for the Pats to say that on March 1st? Why is anybody up in arms over this non story? The Pats WILL trade Garropollo IF they get a offer they like. The Pats will NOT trade Garropollo if they don`t get a offer they deem worthy. Not exactly breaking news but i guess people like (over) reacting to any NFL story this time of year.

  66. Although Brady is still at the top of his game, sometimes Father Time pushes you off a cliff without any notice. See Payton Manning. JG has been with the Pats a couple of years now and likely is quite ready when needed.
    …………………………………………………………………………………………

    Well Manning wasn’t exactly thrown off a cliff by father time…3 major neck surgeries was his problem…TB12 has had one blown knee 9 years ago and he isn’t exactly known for his “wheels”…..exception being that 15 yard sprint in the SB lol

  67. steelerfanjo says:
    Mar 1, 2017 10:53 AM

    With a convicted cheater at QB, a convicted owner and coach in charge, why would they trade him? Brady is scum off and on the field and one hit away from being out with a bruised pinky. Jimmy G can play.

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    Its not going to be easy to convince intelligent people with that “cheater” nonsense when there is video evidence online that contradicts it.

    While you were developing your uninformed opinion by reading headlines on tabloids in the supermarket checkout lane….an intelligent Steeler fan did actual experiments and then shared the results in a video online.

    Other intelligent people can find that video by searching for the following title online: “DEFLATE GATE & WHY SCIENCE SAYS THE PATRIOTS DID NOT TAMPER WITH FOOTBALLS”

  68. jchipwood says:
    Mar 1, 2017 11:24 AM

    Hard to gauge how good or bad a player actually is when your coach is cheating on an annual basis. How many times have the patriots been caught cheating in the last decade? Just a sidenote, other teams have caught them, not the NFL. Makes you wonder how much more the NFL has swept under the rug.
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    According to a biased science denying patriots obsessed fan of a team that hasn’t won anything since 1974.

    Sorry but I’m going to have to side with over 100 years of proven science and professors from no less than 21 universities. Not to mention the video posted online that is titled: “DEFLATE GATE & WHY SCIENCE SAYS THE PATRIOTS DID NOT TAMPER WITH FOOTBALLS”

  69. None of the QBs in the draft this year are ready. If a team is desperate enough, getting a 1st rounder or more for JG isn’t out of the realm of possibility. Pats have leverage and have stated they will wait it out of necessary. They could retain him for the next 3 years if needed. If no team steps up this year they can try again next year or even the year after (assuming they can afford it financially).

  70. jchipwood says:
    Mar 1, 2017 11:24 AM

    Hard to gauge how good or bad a player actually is when your coach is cheating on an annual basis. How many times have the patriots been caught cheating in the last decade? Just a sidenote, other teams have caught them, not the NFL. Makes you wonder how much more the NFL has swept under the rug.
    ====================
    We could ask the Giants or the Steelers.

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