Patriots Trade Rumor: Cleveland Browns Poised To Go After Jimmy Garoppolo Again
Here we go again, another New England Patriots trade rumor involving back-up quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. The initial trade rumor conversation started after the season ended with Jimmy’s high potential value on the current market.
But those initial trade rumors were all but shut down after ESPN’s football moves wizard Adam Schefter reported the Patriots would not move Garoppolo, and despite numerous reports saying otherwise the Scheftmister has stood by his report.
With the NFL meeting as a whole next week in Arizona at this years league meetings there is chatter that the Cleveland Browns will make another run at New England in the hopes of trading for Garoppolo. According to ESPN’s Tony Grossi who covers the Browns, he’s been told the Browns would make another run at trading for Garoppolo in Arizona at the league meetings given the two sides would be together at the same venue.
The Browns have a number of high draft picks both this year and next year, which could be attractive to the Patriots, especially since they don’t have a first or second-round pick in this year’s draft. Despite the Browns acquiring Brock Osweiler in a trade with Houston, the franchise reportedly is looking to trade or cut him, so they are still in the market for a quarterback, which has them still connected to Garoppolo.
If the Patriots are blown away by a trade offer from Cleveland it is hard to imagine New England turning that down, but if Belichick truly believes Garoppolo is the QB of the future he just might turn down a massive offer from the Browns and any other team that makes a run for Garoppolo.