Should the Patriots trade Jimmy Garoppolo? | The Tylt
The Patriots allegedly have no plans to trade backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, but that hasn't stopped the rumors. Star quarterback Tom Brady is not slowing down, and Garoppolo is not on his level. The Cleveland Browns would trade their 12th overall pick for Garoppolo. For the right price, the Patriots might let him go. Should the Patriots trade Garoppolo? 🏈
Should the Patriots trade Jimmy Garoppolo?
There's one more year left in Garoppolo's contract, but he'll be a free agent in 2018. Should the Patriots lock up the future star, or let him go free with another team?
For an offer they can't refuse and two first-round picks, the Patriots might let Garoppolo go.
Cleveland's Mary Kay Cabot reported:
Despite a report by ESPN that the Patriots won't trade Jimmy Garoppolo, I'm told that nothing has changed and that teams -- including the Browns -- will still try to land him.
One source told me he believes it might take as much as a No. 1 this year and No. 1 next year -- which I'm sure the Browns won't be willing to do.
Fox Sports' Chris Chase argues that Garoppolo has potential, and the Patriots should keep him.
This is New England's problem. It appears to believe it has Tom Brady's heir on the roster, but since the king isn't ready to abdicate his throne, the Patriots are at an impasse. Garoppolo will be an unrestricted free agent next year, and there are only two real ways of bringing him back. The first -- giving him the long-term deal he'll seek -- is untenable if Brady is still around. Though he's playing far below his own market value, Brady is still scheduled to count $22 million against the cap in 2018. There's nothing New England could offer Garoppolo to keep him around playing understudy. The starting role would have to be his.
It's smart to hang on to Garoppolo and build him up in case Brady is out.
Fans agree Garoppolo has too much potential to trade.
It's best Patriots don't trade Jimmy Garoppolo and save a team from getting Casseled— Exavier Pope (@exavierpope) March 1, 2017
The Browns might not be the best choice for Garoppolo anyways.
But critics think it's a strong possibility the Patriots will trade Garoppolo.
If the Patriots don't trade Jimmy Garoppolo, they must have high hopes for him. Seems stupid not to turn him into another 1sr round pick.— Harris Decker (@harrisdecker) March 1, 2017