Will QB Jimmy Garoppolo be in New England beyond 2017?

The growing belief is the Patriots will either extend his contract or place a tag on him.

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Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo

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Will QB Jimmy Garoppolo be in New England beyond 2017?


  • ESPN’s Adam Schefter believes the New England Patriots will find a way to hold onto Jimmy Garoppolo after the 2017 season. Garoppolo’s contract expires after 2017 which means the Patriots could only retain him via a tag or through a contract extension.
  • Over his first 3 seasons, Garoppolo has played just 228 total snaps. In 2016, Garoppolo started two games in place of suspended Tom Brady before he himself was injured.
  • Through the first two weeks of the 2016 season, Garoppolo was sixth in adjusted-completion-percentage (80.4 percent) which included ranking fourth while under pressure (73.3 percent). Garoppolo also ranked second in passer rating under pressure (106.0).
  • His best performance to date came Week 2 of last season where he earned an overall PFF grade of 85.5, the sixth best quarterback performance of that week. He finished 2016 with a 74.7 overall grade.

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  • crosseyedlemon

    Brady and Belichick will call it a career after this season. Look for the Patriots to sign Ryan Fitzpatrick next year to keep the Irish fans interested. Jimmy G will still have value as a backup guy though.

    • Steve Tesla

      …Wat?

    • McGeorge

      Sure they will.

      Brady will say “I wont miss football, I’m not really that competitive. I’ll just lie on a beach all day drinking and get fat.”

      Belichick will say “I’m bored with football, I’m going to retire and grow tomatoes. I wont miss football. I’ll just watch TV all day.”

      If Brady gets badly hurt, like an ACL tear, then yes.
      If Bray steeply declines, then maybe he’ll retire a year later.
      As for BB, who knows.

      I don’t think these 2 are the “Lets go out on top” kind of guys. They want yet another SB, and another. They are competitive.

      • crosseyedlemon

        It has nothing to do with going out on top or being competitive. Both of these guys have attained the significant goals that matter in the sport.
        At some point one reflects on all the sacrifices made by family through the years that allowed all this to become a reality. You want to show your appreciation for that support and you can only do that by stepping away from the game and creating more family time with those you care about.

        • McGeorge

          Somehow I can’t imagine Belichick or Brady saying this .
          They are ultra competitive, and aren’t walking away “on top”.
          Guys like Brady don’t walk away after a super bowl win.
          Now maybe if Brady wins a superbowl at age 45 he’ll walk away …

          >>”At some point one reflects on all the sacrifices made by family through the years that allowed all this to become a reality. You want to show your appreciation for that support and you can only do that by stepping away from the game and creating more family time with those you care about.”

  • Andre Taylor

    If you know anything about football, Bill Belchick and the Patriots organization, then the asinine comments about Bill Belchick retiring next year wouldn’t be posted. Living in Milford, MA for 2 years gave me a first hand look of the mindset, culture and thought process of that organization. For those who don’t think that Belchick doesn’t see, hear or pay attention to all the comments that he has only won with Tom Brady. Your sadly mistaken, per my late friend Marquis Hill who passed saving a lady after she fell im the water. He told me that Bill Belchick was the most egotistical person he had ever met, and that is saying something since he played for Nick Saban at LSU. Tom Brady may want to play for 5 to 6 more seasons, however it is entirely unrealistic to think that he will. Brady may play another year or so. That is why Belchick made the price too high to trade for Garoppolo, the price was high enough that if some team bit then he would look good accepting. If you look at the moves that New England is making, they got significantly younger all over the roster. Setting the team up for the short and long term, however Garoppolo will end up benefiting the most. Im well aware that Tom Brady is beloved in New England, but if you think for one second that when Bradys play slip’s or his production goes on the decline that Belchick wont cut or force him out. Your fooling yourself, Bill Belchick has done so with so many others. The list is so long, OLB/DE Wllie McGinnest, DE/DT Ty Warren, DE/DT Richard Seymore, OLB/DE Mike Vrabel, WR Wes Welker, CB Ty Law, DT Vince Wlifolk and many other’s. Sure some had gotten older and no longer performing at an elite level, but most were still playing at a high level and went on to have great success with other teams. Belchick will be out to prove that he can win with or without Tom Brady, what this article is suggesting is absolutely true. The Patriots will find away to keep Garoppolo. Also don’t sleep on last years 3rd pick either, after a few years in their system he just might end up being the guy and not Garoppolo. In any case, make no mistake Bill Belchick is loyal to one person and one person alone. Bill Belchick

    • Larry

      Belichick wants the best performance for the money. If a player has an ego problem and wants more money than Bill thinks he’s worth he will be on his way out of town. As an example he signed Stephon Gilmore for $14 million but puts the franchise tag and trading block on his super bowl saver Malcolm Butler because of his asking price.

      • Andre Taylor

        You can defend Belichick all you like, defend the cheating and the despicable way he has treated his guys who gave it their all, busted their ass, given blood, sweat and tears to that organization. Im sure you jumped on the bandwagon in 2002. I dont respect winning that way, its called honor and integrity.

        • Larry

          Not defending him. Just stating the facts whether you like them or not.
          I was on Belichick’s bandwagon when he was in Cleveland but there were no worse cheaters as you want to call him than the Steelers and their steroid buffoons.

  • VMI1998

    Am I the only one who thought that there would be more to this article?