Tom Brady doesn’t know what Garoppolo trade means

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Many interpret the trade of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo as a sign that the Patriots are all in with Tom Brady, indefinitely. Brady isn’t ready to assume that.

“I don’t know what that means,” Brady told Jim Gray of Westwood One on Monday night. “This is a week-to-week league.  Things change so quickly from week to week, year to year. . . . In my mind this is all about this season and us trying to win.  I’m trying to do the best I can do for our team like I always do.  I am going to bring it every single day like I’ve tried to do  for the last 18 years  so you know I’m focused on this season and I’m sure everyone else in the organization is focused and we got to go out and got to try to — we got a bye week this week and we are going to go out and try to win next week.”

Brady also doesn’t know who his backup will be, although all signs are pointing to a reunion with Brian Hoyer.

“I’m not sure,” Brady told Gray as to the team’s new No. 2. “I’m not sure.  I’m sure the coaches will have that figured out here by the time we practice.”

Ultimately, Brady wasn’t surprised by the move.

“This is the time of the year where we have been a part of a lot of trades, our team has, over the years,” Brady said. “Now again as players we try to show up to work every day doing the best we can do and a lot of other things take care of themselves.  When other teams want good players whether it’s coming to our team or leaving our team those are the type of opportunities that present themselves.  They come up.”

The opportunity came up for the Patriots, who likely would have preferred to sign Garoppolo to a bridge deal that would have paid him very well to be the backup until Brady retires. Garoppolo apparently wasn’t willing to do that, so he’ll now go from the 6-2 Patriots to the 0-8 49ers.

42 responses to “Tom Brady doesn’t know what Garoppolo trade means

  1. It means Bill is not incapable of Bad Decisions. And decided to put a Superbowl contending team on the shoulders of a 40 year old, while great, quarterback not immune to injury.
    God help New England should this 40 year old man get injured. His legacy will be permanently tarnished.

    That said. I dont understand dealing a Franchise QB for a 2nd rounder.

  2. .
    At the midway point of the season the Patriots (and everyone else) pretty much knows their chances of winning the Super Bowl. Right now no team in the AFC excels. The Patriots are just one of several pretty good teams in the division. Pittsburgh, Houston, and Kansas City have somewhat equivalent rosters. Sitting tight is risky business

    I would not be surprised to see them move their own first rounder or one of their seconds to acquire a player of note. They need the most help at WR and front seven. The 49ers, Browns, Giants, Colts and Buccaneers are the most likely sellers.
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  3. What, you expected Brady to all Oprah on you? Lol. He’s already said he wants to play til 45, he’s playing like he’s 35, and he’s under contract til 2020. No way was JimmyG waiting 2-5yrs.

    2020 also means they’ve time to draft and program another QB, and Hoyer would be an acceptable vet backup who knows the Pats’ QB program to help whichever draftee ends up in it.

  4. What it probably means is Garoppolo has waited long enough and wants not just starter money but the job that goes with it. He wasn’t going to get either in New England. If the Pats had to franchise and trade him they would be hard pressed to get a top of the second round pick and still make sure he went to the NFC. Business is business and there’s no way Belichick was going to see him land with a rival.

  5. The Pats could do the whole league a favor in this position and offer Kaepernick a contract….which in turn would either bury him on the depth chart or he would turn down…both resulting in a end of his “collusion” case

  6. If BB thinks that Jimmy G is the future, he will have to sign him to free agent money. So he signs him to free agent money as a free agent. 8 games with another system will broaden his mind. Shannahan is a good coach. However, I think the BB and TB12 train is going to run until they both retire at the same time (and the Pats implode).

  7. It is a shock that they could have gotten a couple of #1 picks from Browns during the offseason and didn’t pull the trigger. 49ers must have arranged for a long term deal with Jimmy G before the trade. If not, then this is a dumb move by them to rent him for 8 games.

  8. Belichick is going to sign someone off the street, and every owner will be asking their GM why they didn’t do that. You know everyone is watching to see what the genius is going to do. Is he going to wait and find another Brady in the 6th round? Is he going to find another Kurt Warner in a grocery store? Is he just going to sign a good player like Ryan Nassib, that everybody forgot about? There are good players available, but Belichick seems to be the only coach who isn’t sitting around watching what everyone else is doing, and trying to copy them. Five super bowls people! If you’re not watching Belichick, you’re missing out.

  9. One thing the Garoppolo trade does mean is that Pats fans who thought that they’d get multiple first or second round picks in return for this guy were delusional. 49ers are needy right and even they only had to give up a 2nd rounder (not a negligible return, but also not in line with the kitchen sink people were predicting).

  10. Meanwhile, Belechick slice and dices draft picks for the next 2 years. Again. Other franchises wonder how New England remains elite season after season, but this is the way it’s done. I’m not even a New England fan by trade, but am definitely in awe of how well that organization is run. Haters will spew jealousy all day long, but these guys are good.

  11. Many interpret the trade of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo as a sign that the Patriots are all in with Tom Brady, indefinitely. Brady isn’t ready to assume that.

    “I don’t know what that means,” Brady told Jim Gray of Westwood One on Monday night. “This is a week-to-week league. Things change so quickly from week to week, year to year.

    Thats why he’s the GOAT. Never rests or sits back knowing he’s got this. He tries to get better every day. At 40, it shows.

  12. It means they have no plan for after the Brady years. It must mean that Brady will be there for at least two more years, otherwise they wouldn’t have parted with their backup. It probably means Garoppolo got tired of waiting for his shot and made it clear he would be gone in free agency.

  13. Thats Crazy, Tommy knows what everything means. He sure does play dumb well though. What I think it means: we are all in on Tommy B. The refs are all in on Tommy B so he wont have anyone CLOSE to hurting him. And finally Tommy B is a vampire (that wears makeup that prevents him from being burned up by the sun) that will never retire and never die (not hoping just saying).

    And we Bills fans will continue to mope about how we start 0-2 every year and forever vs an undying godlike creature that likes to play tricks.

  14. silvernblacksabbath says:
    October 31, 2017 at 8:46 am
    Wow, this is crazy. Brady is the only QB on roster…
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    Crazy? Do you really think BB, the most successful GM of all time, is a fool compared to your football knowledge? Do you really think the master of all contingencies doesn’t have one for if Brady gets injured?? In all seriousness, in detail, the Pats have a bye week coming, and 49ers simply cut Hoyer probably as a nicety to simplify contract negotiations for him to re-sign with the Pats (or failing that, anyone else) as backup. But either way, you can be sure BB has a plan and in 2 weeks time won’t scratch his head and wonder where all his backups went.

  15. A trade means an exchange for goods and services. In this case, a player from the Patriots goes to the 49ers in exchange for a draft pick in the 2018 NFL draft. Got it avocado brain Brady?

  16. rogergoodellmyhero says:
    October 31, 2017 at 9:22 am
    A trade means an exchange for goods and services. In this case, a player from the Patriots goes to the 49ers in exchange for a draft pick in the 2018 NFL draft. Got it avocado brain Brady?

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    Are you too stupid to understand humility? I know it’s rare in an NFL player these days, but you must at least recognize it?

  17. Good Luck JG!

    When have you ever seen a team CHOOSE to have only one QB on the roster at mid-season? Hoyer better be packing his bags. All the haters are eyeing Tom’s knees every game.

  18. They could convince Tom to retire if he gets 6 this year. They must know that they’re not quite good enough

  19. Glassopolo a Franchise QB? Did I read that correctly? #CmonMan

    The Patriots chose a couple years of Brady over a long term future with a much younger Glassopolo. Tells me all I need to know and that is they weren’t that high on him to begin with.

    You know it’s true.

  20. dsigrey says:
    October 31, 2017 at 9:13 am
    My guess is the Pats will package their first and this second round pick and move up for a QB.

    Yep. Good class this year…

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