Patriots Are Reportedly Still “Sniffing Out” Trade For Jimmy Garoppolo

On Friday, the San Francisco 49ers pulled off a blockbuster trade with the Miami Dolphins, trading three first round picks to move up from No. 12 to No. 3 in next month’s 2021 NFL Draft.

The move signals the 49ers desire to draft one of the quarterback’s whether that be Zach Wilson, Justin Fields or Trey Lance is yet to be determined.

But one thing that is determined is Jimmy G’s days as the 49ers starter are numbered and according to one NFL Insider, Garoppolo could be traded sooner rather than later.

Appearing on ESPN’s “Get Up”, ESPN NFL Insider Dianna Russini stated that league sources are telling her that the Patriots could still make a play for Jimmy G:


“Just recently I was talking to somebody in the league who I really trust,” Russini said. “He’s got good information. He said, ‘Do not take the Jimmy Garoppolo trade off the table.’ That is something New England is still sniffing out. Bill doesn’t like to put his cards out on the table so most think if we all know about that it probably won’t happen, but there is definitely a tone in the league that it could still go down.”

Garoppolo, who was selected by New England with a second-round pick in the 2014, has a 24-8 career record. The Patriots traded Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers in 2017, and he went 5-0 in his starts the rest of that season. Injuries have slowed Jimmy G down as the Eastern Illinois product appeared in three games in 2018 and six games in 2020.