John Lynch asked Bill Belichick if he’d trade Tom Brady

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Jimmy Garoppolo had gotten used to being the second choice in New England. He also apparently was the second choice in San Francisco.

Jay Glazer of FOX reports that 49ers G.M. John Lynch asked Patriots coach Bill Belichick whether Belichick would trade quarterback Tom Brady.

The answer, of course, was no. But the fact that Lynch even inquired about bringing Brady to the team for which he grew up rooting necessarily makes Garoppolo the fallback option to Brady.

Just as he was in New England.

46 responses to “John Lynch asked Bill Belichick if he’d trade Tom Brady

  1. Why would a Niners team that is years away from contending trade for a 40 year old QB and put him behind the worst Oline in football?

  2. He actually would if he could get something for him but nobody wants to give up a number 1 or 2 for an old qb !

  3. It’s actually not that crazy. If Brady ever played anywhere else it would be SF since it’s his childhood team, and it’s as far away from Belichick/NE as possible. Belichick could have then gone with Jimmy as the franchise QB for the next however long. Pats must have faith Brady has a lot left in the tank.

  4. Who the hell does John Lynch think he is? The cheek and total audacity to even ask if the GOAT was available disgusts me. BB is too much of a gentleman to give John Lynch the full answer that he deserves.

  5. Nice dig at the end saying garoppolo is the fallback to Brady. Of course he is. Like him or not, Tom Brady is the best quarterback of my lifetime, maybe of all time. Garoppolo has played 6 quarters.

    It also shows that Lynch called the bluff if someone in the pats organization was overstating garoppolo’s importance to the team. “Okay, if you won’t trade him, I’ll take Tom Brady. No? Then why not Jimmy G again?”

  6. Lol at the people saying “old qb”…..knowing full well that theres no way in hell the Pats would let go of that “old qb”.

    Cant blame them for asking. Man how shocked and livid would New England fans be if they actually traded Brady!?!

  7. It was clear that either Brady or Garappolo was gonna leave in the offseason, kudos to Lynch for asking about Brady, and kudos to BB for sticking with the GOAT

  8. The 49ers are a special kind of train wreck. Disgrace the anthem,lose every game,and you want an legend to show up for your team. How about the survey that asked if winning is important. They should have snowflake logos on helmet

  9. I don’t think it’s that far fetched. Belicheck has been know to do some unusual things in the past. No one is indispensable on his team. And if he could get what he wanted for Brady he’s be gone. Of course that price would be very high. Just business.

  10. I don’t think it’s as far fetched as people think. Im fact, I think Belichick would have done it after the season, if Kraft would let him. With playing in a beautiful city, a new stadium, all the cap space, the pieces they have I’m place, if they added Brady, who probably has a few gpod yrs left, they wouldn’t be yrs away from contention. That’s ok, they got a good one.

  11. That is one of the stupidest ideas I’ve ever heard.

    Like even if Bill said yes what was the grand plan for the 49ers? This year is clearly done even if the somehow won out, 8-8 isn’t making the playoffs. Then you have a 41 year old Brady with a trash team that you have to bring to Super Bowl contendership within 2 years before he likely retires.

  12. If John Lynch had asked Josh McDaniel that question, he might have
    received a different response. No one has asked him directly.
    Just ask.

  13. Wish there was a camera on Belicheck when he asked that. Would have been the first time I’ve seen him laugh hysterically.

    That said I guess it never hurts to ask.

  14. wib22 says:
    November 5, 2017 at 4:36 pm
    Belicheat again is a terrible gm.

    See the chandler jones trade
    —————————
    2 Super Bowl Championships later, excellent cap situation & 1st place @ 6-2 in their division…..yeah, that Chandler Jones trade was JUST STUPID!!! Lol

  15. How many times does the “old” QB win these things and keep the “heir apparent” at bay for a few years, and ultimately force him to be traded?

    How many times does the “old” guy not get traded by Bellichik?

    Like him or not, you have to admire Brady’s game ON and OFF the field- subtle part football fans don’t always see.

  16. The 49ers will move on from Glassopolo before they contend again.

    You heard it here first. Book it!

  17. Face it, Brady would much rather have played in San Francisco, his homeland, following Montana’s legacy, than in NE. In his heart he knows it true too. Although he’d not be nearly as lucky winning the most SB’s by 3 points, and not having a single blowout win in the SB.

  18. skawh says:
    November 5, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Face it, Brady would much rather have played in San Francisco, his homeland, following Montana’s legacy, than in NE. In his heart he knows it true too. Although he’d not be nearly as lucky winning the most SB’s by 3 points, and not having a single blowout win in the SB.
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    Yeah- because 17 years of great play and 5 SB wins in 7 appearances is of course “luck” right?- idiotic.

    Or, how about 49’s draft Brady and have a great quarterback for 17 plus years instead of the constant revolving door flow of first and second round bums they’ve had. Harbaugh/Brady certainly would have been a winning combo.

    I guess 5 SB wins don’t count unless you win by a certain amount now- when did that become a parameter? Oh yeah it’s Brady so lets say anything to try and make him look bad.

    Blowout SB wins almost always come from a QB facing bad defenses. Montana never faced a great defense in the SB- and certainly nothing like the Seahawks. The worst defense Brady played was the Falcons, and they were better than anything guys like Montana faced.

    I’m pretty sure coming back from 28-3 in the 4th quarter would be considered to be a greater achievement than any ‘blowout”

    Brady’s all about luck right? Sad when people can’t admire a guy who has worked his butt off to achieve greatness far beyond what his natural abilities should allow.

  19. Skawh: still upset TB12 the GOAT beat your team I see! Still can’t admit he’s the best I see too!! Please ,after his last & 5 th record breaking Super Bowl , your envy & jealousy are showing!
    Roger that!!

  20. The 49ers long term strategy is to make short term splash moves. There are several QBs coming into the next draft that are better than Garoppolo. Hopefully John Lynch has what it takes to find him. Lynch is a TV guy who talked himself into a GM job. They’re 0-9.

  21. skawh says:
    November 5, 2017 at 8:03 pm
    Face it, Brady would much rather have played in San Francisco, his homeland, following Montana’s legacy, than in NE. In his heart he knows it true too. Although he’d not be nearly as lucky winning the most SB’s by 3 points, and not having a single blowout win in the SB.

    Last I checked you only need one point to win. It’s not like you get a bigger trophy for a blowout. Sorry your team couldn’t find a way to score on that 4th & 2 from the 2.

  22. charliecharger says:
    November 6, 2017 at 7:38 am

    “There are several QBs coming into the next draft that are better than Garoppolo.”

    Short sighted comment.

    Who? How so?

    At least with Jimmy you know something of his work ethic, know he’s had 3 years of excellent NFL level coaching,and 6 quarters of what was lights out play that showed he can read defenses, be mobile/elusive, and has a good arm with a quick release.

    Why on earth wouldn’t a perennial quarterbackless team expend a second round pick, and if you don’t like what you see you do not have to pick up his contract nor pay any college QB signing bonus.

    How can this possibly be seen as a bad move?

    And what college quarterback can beat this scenario?

  23. It just might be that Lynch was smart enough to ask the question so he would know if the Patriots had an option to keep JG. If not, they couldn’t keep both, it would take less to get JG in a trade.

  24. Could be part of a prearranged deal for the Redskins and 49ers to sign and trade their QB’s after the season in an effort to guarantee that the 49ers land Cousins and the Redskins have a new franchise QB to replace him. Cousins would be much more willing to agree to a contract that would ultimately be with the 49ers via the Redskins and the Redskins are much more willing to let him go if they have another QB lined up who will agree to a much more team friendly contract. If this is the case, expect to see Garoppolo sit for the better part of the remaining 8 games.

    This would be a smart arrangement for all involved so it’s probably not true though..

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