Patriots trade Garoppolo to 49ers

  • Patriots trade Garoppolo to 49ers

Patriots trade Garoppolo to 49ers

The 49ers are 0-8 on the season and have used two different quarterbacks this season.

"We are thrilled for Jimmy to join the 49ers family", Lynch said.

45 games played as Eastern Illinois' starting quarterback.

The 49ers now control the soon-to-be 26-year-old quarterback's rights and have the ability to place the franchise or transition tag on him if a long-term deal is unable to be reached.

Garoppolo started New England's first two games last season while Brady served a four-game suspension. The young quarterback completed 42-of-59 passes (71.2 percent) for 496 yards and four touchdowns in just a game and a half before having to leave during the second quarter of New England's 31-24 Week 2 win over the Miami Dolphins with a shoulder injury.

Belichick complimented his former signal caller and his new situation with the 49ers under Shanahan. "I couldn't ask for him to give us any more than he has given us".

"The point I think people have discussed the most is whether or not the Patriots got enough, and whether or not they could have gotten more if they would have traded Jimmy Garoppolo earlier on this offseason". That could lead the team in quarterback limbo next season, something they could've avoided if Garoppolo was an option. "And they're getting a good quarterback". He's a talented individual. He is a great person to coach. I met with him weekly, and again I have a tremendous amount of respect for him.

Friends of Bill Belichick believe he may coach in the National Football League for two or three more years.

Having already moved on from Brian Hoyer (who was first benched and then released Monday) and now rookie C.J. Beathard (who is still expected to start Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals), the 49ers accomplished a couple of things with the Garoppolo deal. He's throw from 690 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Patriots still have just one quarterback on their roster. The team traded away third-stringer Jacoby Brissett to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for wide receiver Phillip Dorsett on September 2.

If Belichick does end his coaching career in a few years, it would resemble Tom Brady's timeline.

Belichick said he "did what was best for the team" in making the deal, which netted a second-round pick in next year's draft. "It's just not sustainable given the way that things are set up. It's definitely not something we wanted to walk away from, and I felt we rode it out as long as we could".

No matter how you slice it though, today was a good day for the Jets as one less QB hungry team will be in the top 10 and the possibility of landing Cousins, should he hit free agency, increased significantly.

The Patriots could try to bring back Hoyer. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the move had not been announced.