Jimmy Garoppolo traded to 49ers
We can’t exactly call Tom Brady old, with the Patriot’s signal caller is getting younger by the year, however it looks like we’ll be having Brady in Foxborough for the foreseeable future. On Monday, the Patriots traded Jimmy Garoppolo to the 49ers for a second round draft pick in next year’s draft. Garoppolo has been Brady’s backup QB since joining from Eastern Illinois in 2015. But what does this mean for a locker room that has a single 40 year old at the helm?
This week is going to be busy for the backroom staff in New England with a backup to Brady being the main target. With Brian Hoyer being released from the 49ers following this trade, he looks like he could be making the move across the country. He knows the system in New England well following his signing as an undrafted free agent after the draft in 2009. There are another couple that could be in the mix, with a few having worked out with the Pats earlier this month. Garrett Grayson was trialled earlier this month and has since been signed to the Atlanta Falcons practice squad with Taylor Heinicke in the New England practice squad earlier this season, also being an option. It makes sense that Hoyer is the sensible pick but with this Garoppolo move being a confusing one already, who knows what Bill Belichick is thinking.
The 49ers have come out well from this trade. Around 6 months ago, Garoppolo was at least a first round pick and potentially more, however during pre-season and 7 games has dropped to a second round. The 49ers now have the franchise QB that they were after but the curse of the Brady backup may strike again once leaving Foxborough.