Published: Thu, March 09, 2017
Sport | By Noel Norman

Pats want 2 first-rounders for Jimmy G

Pats want 2 first-rounders for Jimmy G

One of the most intriguing subplots for the Patriots during the off-season continues to be the fate of backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Even trading anything for Garoppolo is a risk.

"But if New England will accept their No. 12 overall pick and maybe another later selection, I think the Browns would strongly consider that".

First of all, it's a quarterback-driven league and Garoppolo was very impressive in his two relief starts for the suspended Brady, with wins over Arizona (the league's second-ranked defense in 2016) and Miami at the beginning of last season.

Until we know whether or not Garoppolo wants to play for the Browns, we can't know how likely a trade is. As Garafolo notes, the Patriots could use the franchise tag on Garoppolo next year and then deal him.

The Browns also hold the Philadelphia Eagles second round pick in next year's draft. The man is driven to be the best ever and to constantly remind the entire National Football League that he never should have lasted until the sixth round of the 2000 draft.

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"What many people are missing here is that the Patriots aren't looking at this year as a deadline".

Then, we got a report today that the ante to sit at the trade table is two first-round picks.

That, however, would probably not be enough for the Patriots to give up Garoppolo.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns are hoping to walk out of the first round with two players on April 29: Myles Garrett and Garoppolo. He said there has been interest, but the Patriots, "won't unload Garoppolo unless a team meets their price".

Garoppolo has been connected to a variety of teams, but the Patriots appear to be playing hard ball in any deal. And just when it's hit the "first rounder and another pick" hype?

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