There were rumors and reports pretty much all summer that New England would part with backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and it never happened. However, as the Tuesday trade deadline looms, the Patriots finally pulled the trigger and got a nice return from the 49ers as ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting:
And it would appear that it is the 49ers’ own pick rather than another that they’ve acquired:
While this is huge for Garoppolo as he will likely become the starter over C.J. Beathard in San Francicsco, it also means the Patriots are putting a lot of trust in the 40-year old Brady.
Garoppolo appeared in six games last year and started two while Tom Brady served his suspension from the “Inflate Gate” scandal. He recorded two wins as a starter last season and four touchdowns against no interceptions.