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Jimmy Garoppolo trade saga takes a Patriots twist

The New England Patriots are no for a longer period seeking a reunion with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, in accordance to a report.

The San Francisco 49ers moved up to the No. three position in the 2021 NFL Draft, presumably to pick a different signal caller, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter cited a resource Friday indicating that Garoppolo “is here to stay” and is “our dude this yr.”

ESPN’s Jordan Schultz tweeted Sunday the Patriots “are not pursuing” Jimmy G, who served as Tom Brady’s backup for a few seasons ahead of a 2017 trade to the Niners.

“No Jimmy GQ reunion for the Pats in foreseeable long term,” Schultz added.

The Patriots re-signed Cam Newton to a just one-yr deal value $5.4 million with incentives based on online games started off and a probable playoff physical appearance, but Invoice Belichick even now could insert a different quarterback to the roster this offseason. They presently have the No. fifteen decide in the draft soon after finishing previous year 7-nine, lacking the postseason for the initial time due to the fact 2008.

Garoppolo appeared in just 6 online games previous year due to an ankle harm soon after major the Niners to Tremendous Bowl LIV the earlier yr. He’d also suffered a torn ACL in his remaining knee early in the 2018 year.

The Patriots have moved on from Jimmy Garoppolo trade
The Patriots have moved on from Jimmy Garoppolo trade
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The Boston Sports Journal reported earlier this thirty day period – ahead of Newton’s signing — that investing for Garoppolo was “Plan A” for the Patriots this offseason. But the outlet’s Greg Bedard reported in a radio interview previous 7 days that New England has “moved on” since the 49ers “won’t engage” in substantive trade discussions.

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is projected to be chosen by the Jaguars with the initial decide in the draft, with the Jets more and more probable to tab BYU’s Zach Wilson second total. Ohio State’s Justin Fields, North Dakota State’s Trey Lance and Alabama’s Mac Jones also are projected to be drafted early in the initial spherical.