Jimmy Garoppolo trade reportedly “not happening”

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Last week, Patriots V.P. of player personnel Nick Caserio didn’t slam the door on a possible trade of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Adam Schefter of ESPN now has.

Per Schefter, a Garoppolo trade is “not happening.”

This doesn’t mean the Patriots would have never traded Garoppolo under any set of circumstances. It means that none of the potentially interested teams (like the Browns, or maybe the Browns) will be making the Patriots an offer they can’t refuse.

As PFT understands it, Patriots coach Bill Belichick has decided that, for 2017, he wants Garoppolo to serve as Tom Brady’s No. 2, and that Belichick will worry about 2018 when 2018 comes. As a practical matter, however, Belichick would have to at least consider whether to depart from that plan if offered enough to get him to stop and think. Appearing last week on PFT Live, Tom Curran of CSN New England said that it would take multiple first-round picks to get Belichick to change his plans.

So if none the potentially interested teams (like the Browns, or maybe the Browns) are willing to put multiple first-round picks on the table, a trade isn’t happening. Which means that, come next year, Belichick will have to decide whether to let Garoppolo walk via free agency, whether to try to sign him to a bridge deal pending Brady’s retirement, or whether to use the franchise tag, either to keep Garoppolo for 2018 or to set up a Matt Cassel-style trade.

These decisions are all being made against the backdrop of the possibility that Father Time will at some point in the next 12 months whack Tom Brady over the head with Father Time’s weapon of choice (I can never remember what it is — sickle, scythe, big-ass hourglass, chainsaw, and/or nunchucks).

56 responses to “Jimmy Garoppolo trade reportedly “not happening”

  1. Good…. Tired of hearing about it….
    Whoever may want him has to REALLY step up & make a FRANCHISE OFFER TYPE DEAL…..
    An example of that type offer would be the Browns offering:
    1st & 2nd this year
    &
    1st & 2nd next year….. Or maybe in the Browns case 2 2nd rounders & a 3rd next year…. The Browns do have 3 2nd rounders next year….
    ANYTHING less than that isn’t a serious offer

  2. unbreakable02215 says:
    Apr 23, 2017 7:36 PM
    Anyone ever consider (as sacrilege as it may be) that it’s Brady who will be traded in 2018 for multiple picks ?

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    No one is trading multiple picks for a 41 year old QB, even if he is Tom Brady.

  3. When Brady gets his 6th Lombardi this coming year he will probably call it a career….. Putting Jimmy in the drivers seat for the next 12-15 years…..

  4. TB12 is more popular in Boston than Kraft is, so he can play until he doesn’t want to anymore. The Browns would be smart to parlay a few draft picks into a QB that has been in the on field and off field situations that JG has, and has the talent to move the bar in Cleveland. This isn’t as complicated as it has been spun up. Calmer heads will be present on both sides come Thursday.

  5. If there’s one thing anyone that’s paid attention over the years has learned from watching how Belichick has done things when it comes to roster building it’s that his tinkering and trading is never over until it is over and in this case that will be when the trading deadline passes. At this point nothing he does should surprise anyone.

  6. .
    If Brady were to be injured, the Patriots would still have an opportunity to win the Super Bowl behind Garopollo. It’s highly unlikely that they could win with a still raw, Jacoby Brissett.

    Lack of depth at QB is a league wide problem. For most teams, their season ends if their starting QB goes down.
    .

  7. Franchise tag next year, if they don’t get extension completed. For now, teams can just relax about Jimmy and focus on what else is out there and available.

  8. the aren’t trading him because they know even the browns aren’t that stupid. he has shown nothing to warrant multiple 1st round picks…..lets put the giants in the pats division and make things interesting.

  9. If Brady were to be injured, the Patriots would still have an opportunity to win the Super Bowl behind Garopollo. It’s highly unlikely that they could win with a still raw, Jacoby Brissett.

    Lack of depth at QB is a league wide problem. For most teams, their season ends if their starting QB goes down.
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    LMAO,,,just stop it.

  10. .
    @jameyjam

    It’s a tough life for you embittered Seahawks fans. However, you probably shouldn’t have publicly announced that you were going to win a dozen Super Bowls in a row before repeatedly spitting the bit in the playoffs for the last three years.

    If it weren’t for the futility of Seattle’s competitors in the NFC West the Seahawks would be Jacksonville NW. The Cardinals, Rams and 49ers totaled 13 regular season wins last season. The Patriots had 14.
    .

  11. Well really as soon as the schedule came out and before the dates were set you knew Jimmy Grappolo wasn’t getting traded.

    It wouldn’t have mattered if the Browns overed 1st and 2nd round picks.

    I think it’s 6ball that posted hit it. Braby goes down in this scheduale the season is pretty much a wrap for the Patriots.

  12. “An example of that type offer would be the Browns offering:
    1st & 2nd this year & 1st & 2nd next year… ANYTHING less than that isn’t a serious offer”

    Your dealer is really hooking you up with some good crack.

  13. What a fabricated story this has been…..there is zero evidence that the Browns have ever offered anything…..just ESPN and other media trying to create a story. Now they’re just trying to put a bow on it and not look like idiots.

  14. How frustrating is that?!

    Belichick has already won more championships than any coach in history, is the current champion, and has an extra QB on the bench better than 28 of the 31 opponents’ starters (Seattle, Green Bay, Pitt, and maybe Indy excepted).

    All this after years of trying to screw him over with rule changes, stolen draft picks, premeditated playoff harassment distractions, bogus suspensions, and character assassination.

  15. TB = GOAT. Deal with it detractors.

    Facebook and freaking social media have decried the best, most committed player to every play the game.

  16. ibillwt says:
    Apr 23, 2017 9:35 PM
    How frustrating is that?!
    Belichick has already won more championships than any coach in history, is the current champion, and has an extra QB on the bench better than 28 of the 31 opponents’ starters (Seattle, Green Bay, Pitt, and maybe Indy excepted).
    ++++++++++++=

    You shouldn’t sink the trolls level of foolishness, they will only beat you with experience. With what little we’ve seen it’s safe to say Jimmy G is the 2nd best QB in the AFC east. He’d be the 3rd best in the AFC south, tied for 2nd in the AFC north and 2nd in the AFC west. When you stop and think we’ve only seen him for a game and a half that’s not too shabby. More than enough for the trolls to choke on without descending to their level.

  17. dimi1919 says:
    Apr 23, 2017 10:01 PM
    Good thing you have the pats. Cuz the bruins were just dismissed.
    ==================================
    All four of our teams made the playoffs (Sox, Pats, Bruins, and Celts). How many cities can even say that?

  18. dimi1919 says:
    Apr 23, 2017 10:01 PM
    Good thing you have the pats. Cuz the bruins were just dismissed
    +++++++++++++++++

    This is how good it is to be a Pats fan. The trolls are left with trying to diss their BACKUP QB’s trade value and the rebuilding and injury depleted Bruins losing yet another OT game to get bounced from the playoffs.

  19. “…set up a Matt Cassel-style trade.” Only that idiot Pioli was stupid enough to make that style of trade.

  20. dimi1919 says:
    Apr 23, 2017 10:28 PM
    Today we have learned that 2 starts in the NFL gets you in the hall of fame.
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    Well, you do have to start somewhere…. Might as well be with 2 victories…..2-0…. Not to shabby of a start to begin that HOF career…

  21. This is how good it is to be a Pats fan. The trolls are left with trying to diss their BACKUP QB’s trade value and the rebuilding and injury depleted Bruins losing yet another OT game to get bounced from the playoffs.
    ****

    Other than your tainted rings, nothing else.

  22. I love the 2 yard Tom comment, especially since he passed for 466 yards in his 5 th super bowl victory, so he threw 233 times??

    It is amusing reading the same lame comments from the same posters, I love the fact that the Pat’s occupy so much of their time!

  23. Well there’s two possibilities here – either this report is true, or it’s false – given the fact that we’re in pre-draft trade spin mode.

    The Pats of course are wise to play this card – this draft is exceptionally weak in QB. Most GMs are convinced there’s not a franchise QB in the bunch. So this year especially is going to mean that the best QB in the draft (Garoppolo) is going to fetch something worth the #1 pick and then some.

    Add into that the fact that Garropolo has proven NFL success and has learned beside Brady and Belichick – it’s no wonder Belichick would want a premium.

    Add to that the fact that he’s under contract for another year at less than $1 million for a no risk try out with his team, and I think we’ll likely see Cleveland realize they should go with the proven QB with their #1 pick – in fact the notion they’d use their #1 pick on a QB is possibily preparing their fan base for exactly this trade

    Then again, maybe Belichick DOES think he has Brady’s successor – GMs will be second guessing themselves for the next few weeks for sure.

  24. I don’t understand the hype for Jimmy anyway. He’s done nothing to prove he can be a long term starter in this league. He filled in nicely for 6 quarters or whatever it was this last season, but who cares. BB won 11 games with perennially below average noodle arm Cassel. The Browns are smart not to give up a bunch of picks for an unproven guy. They’re better off drafting an unproven guy and keeping the rest of their picks.

  25. People saying Garropolo has “proven success” what “proven success does he have?

    He’s started 2 games in his career and thrown for 690 yards in 3 seasons.

    Brock Osweiler had “proven success” at Denver and look at him now.

    Belichick got extremely lucky with his 6th round selection of Brady, he got even more lucky when Bledsoe went down with an injury, and he hasn’t had a decent QB prospect since.

    Cassel, Mallett, O’Connell, Davey? Meh..

  26. The Patsies will do what they always do. Get Jimmy G to sign a deal well below fair market value in exchange for his getting the keys to the kingdom whenever Tommy B retires. Other teams need to wake up, start using the Patriots proven winning salary cap scheme and start luring players who put team above themselves. Otherwise the Patsies will continue to dominate.

  27. History says that Brady is going to hit the time wall soon. Maybe not this year or next year but soon.

    If its this year Bill will be equipped and if it’s next year of afterwards I’m sure he’ll have someone in place to replace Tommy.

  28. kissmysandwich says:
    Apr 23, 2017 11:34 PM
    I don’t understand the hype for Jimmy anyway. He’s done nothing to prove he can be a long term starter in this league. He filled in nicely for 6 quarters or whatever it was this last season, but who cares. BB won 11 games with perennially below average noodle arm Cassel. The Browns are smart not to give up a bunch of picks for an unproven guy. They’re better off drafting an unproven guy and keeping the rest of their picks…..
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    Nice CONTRADICTION there….you say he filled in nicely as a starter in the NFL & then say he’s unproven…..& go even further to compare him to QB’s that haven’t even sniffed an actual offseason in the NFL yet….& Cassel was a career back up in college compared to Jimmy G who was a career starter & broke some guy by the name of Drew BREESE’s records while playing there….. Jimmy G was a second round pick, has learned from the GOAT ( both Brady & BB ) for 3 years no less,…do some research before you post….Jimmy G IS a proven commodity compared to ANYONE coming out in this years draft

  29. If Jimmy G is a franchise QB, it makes more sense for the Patriots to trade Brady. Franchise QBs are hard to come by so why let one walk out the door when you can have stability at the most important position for the next 10-15 years?

  30. Belichick likes his value and it’s hard to say JG’s value could be higher, in the media at least, who knows how GMs and coaches actually feel. It’s true, two starts and finished one. College success isn’t an accurate metric. Trade him for the house! Brady is good for another year or two.

  31. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Apr 24, 2017 3:03 AM
    If Jimmy G is a franchise QB, it makes more sense for the Patriots to trade Brady. Franchise QBs are hard to come by so why let one walk out the door when you can have stability at the most important position for the next 10-15 years?
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    LOL……I like the idea of keeping them both….Brady for 2-3 more years as the starter w/Jimmy backing him up & there in case Brady does get injured…ready to take the reigns if & when called upon
    What a great problem to have for us Patriot fans, wouldn’t you agree??!!
    Being set by having 2 FRANCHISE QB’s on the roster & out of the hands of EVERY OTHER TEAM…. Life is GOOD, & with BB running things on top of that, I just don’t see an end in sight for DOMINATING the NFL…. Imagine 6-8 more Lombardi’s over the next 10-15 years??!!

  32. They aren’t trading him because they have over leveraged their position. No one is going to trade 1st round pick, probably not even a 2nd round pick, for a guy that is going to be a free agent next year and still have a chance to be a bust. The Pats aren’t going to franchise Jimmy G for 20 million next year, and everyone knows it except for the talking heads.

    NFL teams that need a QB know it too. They’ll draft the guy they want this year and then just wait until the FA period next year. Even in the cap world, a team can put together a somewhat cap friendly deal knowing they can cut Jimmy G. if they need to but they don’t want to give him the money and the Pats a draft pick.

  33. jjackwagon says:
    Apr 23, 2017 10:32 PM
    “…set up a Matt Cassel-style trade.” Only that idiot Pioli was stupid enough to make that style of trade.
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    10 years later Cassel is still in the league. He was a pro bowler at KC. What’s your point?

  34. 5 years from now JG will be leading the Patriots to another Super Bowl . The Browns will be on their 10 Qb 4th manager and 3rd GM.

    The fans will still be lamenting the opportunity the Browns had and didn’t take. the rest of the fans will still be calling the Patriots cheaters,

  35. firemarshal1 says:
    Apr 24, 2017 6:35 AM
    Jimmy G is a third round prospect at best.

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    He was drafted in the second round when he was a nobody.

  36. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Apr 24, 2017 3:03 AM
    If Jimmy G is a franchise QB, it makes more sense for the Patriots to trade Brady. Franchise QBs are hard to come by so why let one walk out the door when you can have stability at the most important position for the next 10-15 years?

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    How did that work out for the Colts?

    Manning went to Denver, won the division every year and went to two Super Bowls and won one.

    Luck has just gotten smashed over and over again by the Patriots.

    You don’t get rid of an all time great for a prospect unless the wheels fall off on the all time great.

    Lots of good franchise QBs have come and gone and won nothing.

  37. has an extra QB on the bench better than 28 of the 31 opponents’ starters (Seattle, Green Bay, Pitt, and maybe Indy excepted).
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    Apologies to Atlanta. How could I forget Ryan; second only to Brady right now and maybe the next dominant QB when father time finally claims the Alltime Greatest One.

  38. If Jimmy G is A FRANCHISE ,then why aren’t anyone screaming to trade for him. This notion that the browns should trade for him at all cost is ridiculous. The Texans are loaded on defense/offense. They can afford to risk 1 or 2 #1 draft picks for a couple of years. The browns are not a team that one piece away. If SASHI trade a single 1 OR 2 for this guy then fire him. Jimmy G is a product of Bill system.

  39. pastabelly says:
    Apr 23, 2017 10:14 PM
    dimi1919 says:
    Apr 23, 2017 10:01 PM
    Good thing you have the pats. Cuz the bruins were just dismissed.
    ==================================
    All four of our teams made the playoffs (Sox, Pats, Bruins, and Celts). How many cities can even say that?
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    The Revolution…Don’t forget the Revolution!

  40. kissbillsrings says:
    Apr 24, 2017 7:19 AM

    Imagine 6-8 more Lombardi’s over the next 10-15 years??!!

    ————-
    Let’s not get hysterical. As TB12 has said, the only ring that matters is the next one. And given all the pre-draft moves Belichick has made this off-season, the Pats have a solid chance to repeat.

    But what I’m *really* looking forward to is Goodell’s visit to Foxboro on Sept 7—if he still has the stones to show. That pos deserves every profanity-laced love letter he’s gonna get from Pats fans.

  41. If the nfl bans the supplements he and others use to turn fat into muscle and add that to his super diet plan.Brady might play one or two years at most.

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