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Report: Patriots Still Open To Trading QB Jimmy Garoppolo “If The Offer Is Right”

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, citing a league source, reports that the Patriots are still open to trading backup QB Jimmy Garoppoloif the offer is right.

According to Cabot’s source: “Everything is still on the table.

Yesterday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Patriots are not expected to trade Garoppolo this offseason and instead plan to keep him.

However, Cabot’s source insists that the Patriots and HC Bill Belichick would trade Garoppolo as long as the compensation is right. In fact, Cabot mentions that one preliminary offer has been “floated” by she says that another is expected to come soon for a different team.

A trade is not expected to happen at the Combine, but Cabot believes the Patriots are most likely seeking a first-round pick and more for Garoppolo.

The Browns and 49ers have come up teams to watch for Garoppolo and Cabot doesn’t rule out the Bears getting involved at some point.

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.

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