REPORT: Tom Brady Went To Robert Kraft To Force Bill Belichick To Trade Jimmy Garoppolo

The New England Patriots have been one of the most storied, well-run and stable organizations in all of professional sports in recent decades mainly due to the trio of owner Robert Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady.

Five Super Bowls later, it appears as if the dynasty may be close to falling.

According to Boston Sports Media Watch’s Bruce Allen, ESPN will publish a piece Friday morning detailing the rift and power struggle that’s developed within the organization.

Allen also noted that quarterback Tom Brady went to Kraft to have him force Belichick, who’s also the team’s general manager, to trade Jimmy Garoppolo.

Ironically enough, if anyone knows a backup can take the reigns of a franchise it’s Brady, who in 2001, was granted the Patriots quarterback job only because of an injury to previous starter Drew Bledsoe, who never started another game for the team.

FOX Sport’s Colin Cowherd alluded to a nearly identical theory earlier this week on his radio show, explaining that Belichick wanted to start Garoppolo under center and the move by Kraft to have force Brady as the starter will push the head coach out of town.

Additionally, Belichick has begrudged his coordinators traveling to interview with other teams for head coaching positions, which has changed this year.

If Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniels both end up elsewhere next season and the rest of the theory is true, Kraft will be left with a 41-year-old quarterback one hit away from retirement with no coach, no coordinators, and no quarterbacks in waiting all why Jimmy Garroppolo is showing signs of stardom in San Francisco.


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