Tom Brady “really happy” for Jimmy Garoppolo

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Jimmy Garoppolo stopped being a member of the Patriots when he was traded to the 49ers in October, but he had a hand in securing a first-round bye for his former team.

Shortly after the Patriots wrapped up a convincing win over the Bills, Garoppolo piloted the 49ers to a 44-33 win over the Jaguars on Sunday afternoon. That left Jacksonville with no way to finish ahead of New England in the AFC and gave Garoppolo four wins in four starts for his new team.

Both of those things have Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sending some love to his former teammate.

“He’s done a great job,” Brady said on WEEI. “You go in there and get the opportunity to play and win games, that is what we are all here for. It was good to see and good for them to beat Jacksonville, that really helped us. I am really happy for Jimmy and he’s worked really hard. It shows up when he goes out there and plays really well.”

Garoppolo’s in-season move to the 49ers starting lineup won’t end the same way as Brady’s in-season move to the Patriots lineup in 2001, but it has certainly sparked hope that better days are coming quickly.

36 responses to “Tom Brady “really happy” for Jimmy Garoppolo

  1. We Patriots’ fans knew JG was going to be a great QB. Too bad it wasn’t going to work out in NE, but not even the Pats could afford to keep him around for another 4-5 years when Brady retires.

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    Earlier in the season the 49ers were running the “11 zombies” offense and the “dawn of the dead” defense. Now, since Jimmy arrived, they’re flying around like the Blue Angels.
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  3. Jimmy G is a better quarterback for having been in New England and working with Tom Brady for 3.5 years. It had to be frustrating for him seeing a bunch of lesser players and rookies getting chances to lead teams while he remained a backup. Of course, Brady is happy for him. Brady’s also happy that his play into his 40s got Garoppolo traded.

  4. Still don’t understand why more teams were not bidding for Jimmy G. As a distant observer I knew this guy was highly regarded by the Hoodie and Co. So no one else in the league had a clue about this guy?

  5. It probably helped that he got mentored by the GOAT. Brady is the man. I hope he plays for at least 5 more years. You can hate Brady all you want but there’s no denying he’s the greatest. Good luck in the playoffs, Pats!

  6. Really happy that Brady’s happy for Jimmy G. He should also be happy…no ecstatic for Al Riveron and his five calls that gave Patriots wins this season.

  7. Very happy for JG. And don’t forget that upon Brady’s retirement there is a decent chance that York just trades him right back to NE in exchange for some magic beans and a used coloring book.

  8. rogobrothers says:
    Still don’t understand why more teams were not bidding for Jimmy G.
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    Jimmy G never really solidified an outside opinion of what he was going to be. So he played some preseason against 2nd and 3rd team defenses. And he didn't get much done when Brady was suspended. Before anointing him the next Tom Brady, let's see what he does next year.
    So far he looks pretty good. He's a good kid and I wish him well.

  9. Wow, Bradybot must have been updated, he can simulate emotions now?

    One of the least-likeable, most unrelatable people in sports. He has the charm of a cigar store indian, and the personality of tap water.

  10. Kid looks like a stud, I love it. If the Pats go in the tank when Belichick and Brady retire, and San Francisco has to become my surrogate sort-of-2nd-favorite team because Gillette isn’t selling enough tickets and the Pats games get blacked out on TV again like the late 80s and early 90s, while I wonder where my team can get a QB like theirs, then life will have really come full circle for me.

  11. The NFC West is shaping up to be one of the best divisions in football next year. With the Jimmy G Niners, a healthy Seattle squad and the powerful Rams, it should be appointment television. Hoping the suits on Park Avenue put a fair amount of the NFCW games on prime time TV instead of the usual dose of NFC East garbage

  12. rogobrothers says:
    December 26, 2017 at 9:23 am
    Still don’t understand why more teams were not bidding for Jimmy G. As a distant observer I knew this guy was highly regarded by the Hoodie and Co. So no one else in the league had a clue about this guy?

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    I think alot of teams are weary of the system in place in NE. Lots of teams have been burned by trading for guys that don’t succeed outside of that organization (i.e. Matt Cassel)

  13. People question the compensation the Patriots got for their investment in Garrappolo. They got a solid back up for 3 1/2 years, competition for Brady who was motivated to win two SBs with Jimmy in the rear view mirror and fast approaching, a second round choice (a top 40 pick in 2018), and a backup QB in Hoyer. Sure, it would have been great to have had kept both Brady and Jimmy but the salary cap era would not allow it. The Patriots did just fine. They might have been able to get more in the off season but they wanted the 2017 insurance at QB.

  14. If Belichick is so smart, Jimmy G. is so good then why not find a way to keep him? Either Belichick is not that good of a gm or Jimmy G is not that good in the eyes of Belichick. Or Jimmy G is good but Belichick is afraid to cut Brady out of fear of him being pissed and exposing their cheating ways. Billy boys loyalty to Brady may have cost them a good qb down the road.

  15. Of course Brady is happy the 49ers helped the Pats secure a first round bye plus he seemed to actually help Jimmy more than previous backups because he saw his potential. Also for the previous poster Belichick made the call to trade Jimmy not Kraft.

  16. Of course he’s happy. He’s happy Jimmy G didn’t expose all of the cheating methods and HGH usage by Brady after getting traded to the team he wanted to go to, and not the browns. The exposed info Jimmy G could’ve leaked about all of the cheating he has witnessed would’ve had catastrophic consequences on cheating Brady and the Patriots

  17. To the guys that do their job quitely and effectively (e.g., Garoppolo, Brady, Belichick, Mueller, Riveron) but are constantly being attacked I want to say Merry Christmas and thank you.

    Facts matter. Performance matters. Perception is in the eye of the beholder and comes with all of the bias of that individual.

  18. Tons of teams wanted him. BB and the Pats shut them down. My understanding is at 1 point in the off the Browns offered their 1 and 3 and were declined. BB decided Grops destination as well as the compensation and he chose the 49ers because they were NFC and his high level of respect for John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan.

  19. vaphinfan says:
    December 26, 2017 at 10:44 am
    If Belichick is so smart, Jimmy G. is so good then why not find a way to keep him? Either Belichick is not that good of a gm or Jimmy G is not that good in the eyes of Belichick. Or Jimmy G is good but Belichick is afraid to cut Brady out of fear of him being pissed and exposing their cheating ways. Billy boys loyalty to Brady may have cost them a good qb down the road.
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    10% of the starting QBs in the NFL were drafted by Belichick. I bet Belichick feels comfortable that he can find another one.

  20. Don’t be mad Patriot Hater 🙂 Accept your inferiority. Accept that you will never be on OUR level. Accept that you weaklings will never deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as US.

    Acceptance after all is the final step to reality. 🙂

  21. It probably helped that he got mentored by the GOAT

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    It probably helped that he got mentored by the GOAT*

    Fixed it for you… Montana didn’t cheat.

  22. rogobrothers says:
    December 26, 2017 at 9:23 am
    Still don’t understand why more teams were not bidding for Jimmy G. As a distant observer I knew this guy was highly regarded by the Hoodie and Co. So no one else in the league had a clue about this guy?
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    I’m sure they are all kicking themselves now. How many owners of poor performing, QB hungry teams were on the phone with their GM’s on Christmas eve, or last week asking;, “Why the hell didn’t YOU get Garopollo?!?!, San Fran got him for a high 2nd round pick, we couldn’t have beat that offer?” LoL.

  23. This trade will haunt the Pats for years to come. Brady is looking very pedestrian, and the season isn’t even over yet. He better hope his personal “trainer” has some secret sauce for him to inject in the offseason.

  24. This trade will not haunt Belichick because we all know he wanted to keep him but Kraft wasn’t going to him franchise Jimmy G or trade Brady so Belichick traded Jimmy G to a team in the other conference that he felt would be best for his career….The trade should haunt Kraft because he chose his relationship with Brady then a business decision. I with Brady was traded in the offseason and Jimmy G would have been here for the next 10+ years but it simply wasn’t going to happen.

  25. 10% of the starting QBs in the NFL were drafted by Belichick. I bet Belichick feels comfortable that he can find another one.
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    Cherry picking stats. Brisset is only playing because the starter is hurt, he will go back to warming up the bench next season.

    Kevin O’Connell, Zac Robinson, Rohan Davey, Kliff Kingsbury, do those names ring any bells? Oh right they don’t because Pats homers love to cherry pick stats and names. Let me help you out on who they are, they suck!

  26. vaphinfan says:
    December 26, 2017 at 10:44 am
    If Belichick is so smart, Jimmy G. is so good then why not find a way to keep him? Either Belichick is not that good of a gm or Jimmy G is not that good in the eyes of Belichick. Or Jimmy G is good but Belichick is afraid to cut Brady out of fear of him being pissed and exposing their cheating ways. Billy boys loyalty to Brady may have cost them a good qb down the road.

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    Uh, or Pats don’t want to tie up $40+ million in QBs next year? So they kept the surer thing? that make sense?

  27. supra23 says:

    December 26, 2017 at 10:26 am

    I think alot of teams are weary of the system in place in NE. Lots of teams have been burned by trading for guys that don’t succeed outside of that organization (i.e. Matt Cassel)

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    Both Bledsoe and Cassel had better seasons AFTER they were traded from Pats.

  28. Patriots fans AREN’T happy to see Jimmy G’s massive success as it makes a mockery out of all the bragging they do about their “superior organization.” It’s hilarious to see them choke on it as they realize THEY got made the suckers this time. You could’ve been drafting at the top thanks to Cleveland but instead you got jack from San Francisco. Ha ha what a debacle! Now it’s San Fran that ends up looking like the organizational geniuses at the expense of the hapless Patsies.

    Oh and as for this dream that Brady’s gonna play another five years, sorry… not gonna happen.

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