Garoppolo started two games for the Patriots – two – and got a 449-word sonnet on his way out the door. Brady won six Super Bowls and got what amounted to a form letter.
And another team has reportedly backed out of the Tom Brady sweepstakes.
Systems like the ones run by McVay and Shanahan are designed to make decision-making easier for relatively inexperienced NFL quarterbacks, but they are also restrictive. And when it inevitably comes time for the quarterbacks to make a play – to make a snap-decision – they have proven incapable, at least in part because Daddy has been protecting them and making all of the decisions for them. Welcome to the world of helicopter coaching.
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How many people are expecting Patrick Mahomes to falter in the Super Bowl? The answer is not many, which means a failure will be far more damning for a player now universally regarded as the best in the NFL.
Next Sunday will be Jimmy Garoppolo’s third Super Bowl appearance, although it will be quite unlike the previous two.
It'll be the 49ers against the Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV.
In the interim, here’s a question that is worth asking: do the Patriots really want Brady back? Does Bill Belichick? Does the Kraft family? This past offseason, Brady wanted the right to become a free agent, asking the Krafts to forfeit the right to use the franchise tag on him. And they gave it to him.
So here we are now, in Week 16 of what could be Tom Brady’s final season in New England, and the Patriots have one final hurdle to clear in the regular season: the Bills. Buffalo might effectively sit between Brady and The End, between New England and a final Super Bowl run or the Patriots and an ominous appearance on wildcard weekend.
Does that mean the Patriots erred in trading away the man whom many (including Belichick) deemed Brady’s successor? No. Garoppolo still comes with lots of questions, durability first among them. But if there’s anyone out there still suggesting that Garoppolo was some sort of flash in the pan … stop. Don’t embarrass yourself. He can play.
A great deal has to happen between now and February for Brady and Garoppolo to meet in the Super Bowl. But it's also fun to discuss.
Woof. It was a tough night back at the office for 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
The 49ers fear that quarterback and former Tom Brady understudy Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a torn ACL in their Week 3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com Let me be clear: It would have been great had the New England Patriots had been able to successfully, peacefully, and naturally transition from Tom Brady to Jimmy Garoppolo. Think about it, the Patriots would have secured themselves (an unheard of) 30-year window of competent play from the most important position…
Jimmy Garoppolo and Tom Brady had a unique relationship, to say the least.
The former Patriots backup spoke of his quiet confidence during his time in New England.
Jimmy Garoppolo reacted to a "weird" video of him taking verbal cues from Tom Brady.
In addition to bringing back offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and special teams coach Joe Judge, the Patriots are also reportedly planning to keep assistant quarterbacks coach Jerry Schuplinski in the fold.
Adam Jones: Tom Brady's Threat that Wasn't Made
After Jimmy Garoppolo’s recording setting contract on Thursday, it just goes to show how desperate NFL teams are to find and retain a “good-to-great” quarterback.
Jimmy Garoppolo is about to be the highest paid player in the NFL, according to a report out of the Bay Area. RELATED: Massarotti: Jimmy Garoppolo Trade Ignored "The Patriot Way" Raj Mathai of NBC Bay Area tweets that the San Francisco 49ers have reached an agreement with the former Patriots backup quarterback. Highest Paid…
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Jimmy Garoppolo has a chance to earn up to $191,000 in bonuses if the Patriots win the Super Bowl.
Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers lit up the vaunted Jacksonville Jaguars defense earlier this season. Did they provide a blueprint for Tom Brady and the Patriots?
The Cleveland Browns dominated Jimmy Garoppolo trade talks in the offseason. Now, with Jimmy G. in San Francisco, they're somehow popping back up again. That's because a new report suggests they would've given up much more for Tom Brady's former backup - and never even had a chance to offer it.