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Adam Schefter: Patriots are not expected to trade Jimmy Garoppolo

03.01.17 at 9:08 am ET
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Jimmy Garoppolo reportedly will not be traded. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

Jimmy Garoppolo reportedly will not be traded. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Patriots are not expected to trade backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

Garoppolo is set to enter the last year of his rookie contract and Tom Brady is showing no signs of slowing down. With Jacoby Brissett showing he’s capable of being a decent backup, many assumed the Patriots would look trade Garoppolo so they could get something in return instead of him potentially walking next offseason via free agency and only getting a compensation pick in return.

It’s worth noting this should be taken with a grain of salt because the offers haven’t even come in for Garoppolo. Just say the Browns offered the No. 1 overall pick for Garoppolo — the Patriots are going to say no to that? Say they got offered a first, a second, and a third-round pick for him from a team — they’d say no to that too? There are teams desperate for a quarterback and with the 2017 draft class being weak at that position, this could be a way to drive the price up.

There are still roughly 60 days between now and the draft so a lot can change between now and then and the Patriots could get blown away by a trade offer and actually trade Garoppolo.

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