ESPN’s Adam Schefter, citing league sources, reports that Patriots are not expected to trade backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo this offseason.
Many assumed that the Patriots would try to trade him now to a quarterback-needy team and while that’s still possible, depending on the offers they receive in the coming months, New England clearly values Garoppolo a lot.
A few reports from recent weeks have said that New England won’t feel pressure to trade him this offseason, even though he’s entering the final year of his rookie contract.
Garoppolo has been mentioned as a potential target for the 49ers, Bears, Browns and Texans this offseason.
Garoppolo, 25, is a former second-round pick of the Patriots back in 2014. He is entering the final year of his four-year, $3,483,898 rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $820,077 to go along with a $75,000 workout bonus for the 2017 season.
In 2016, Garoppolo completed 68.3 percent of his passes for 502 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions for the Patriots over the course of six games.
We’ll have more regarding a Garoppolo trade as the news is available.