The New England Patriots have been the frontrunners in free agency filling their roster with top notch talent including new wideout Brandin Cooks. In doing so, they have depleted the front end of their draft relinquishing 1st and 2nd round picks that leave a void at the top of their draft.
Many think this fits quite nicely with backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (who could command a first and may be a second) the hottest QB prospect, but also under contract and the team seems to be happy keeping him on this year.
According to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, don’t hold your breath that the Patriots will deal Garoppolo at any price.
Guregian says ESPN’s Adam Schefter has put the bottom line on this one:
“He’s not getting traded. People keep saying it’s to drive up the price. It’s for ulterior motives. The facts are the facts. Jimmy Garoppolo is going to be on the Patriots. But people continue to talk about it . . . there was another person connected with the organization who said, ‘Does Cleveland realize we’re not trading him no matter how many picks it takes?’ (I have) one person who said if they got four (No.) 1’s, they wouldn’t trade him. Believe what you want to believe . . . but they’re not trading him,” Schefter said.