I wanted to get this out right when it happened last night, but wifi was down all day yesterday thanks to the storm. Mother Nature can be a shitty parent, how am I supposed to chase a dream with no wifi?!? Now that it's back I can give my take to the tens of loyal DOL readers. About 15 hours have passed since the trade went down I still am kind of scratching my head.
Not because the Patriots traded him, but because all they got was a 2nd round pick.
I mean on the surface you'll end up getting a little more in return than what you gave up to draft Garoppolo (best part of about this trade is that I won't have to worry about learning how to spell Garoppolo correctly anymore) he was the 62nd pick in the draft, and I'd be absolutely shocking for this pick to end up higher than 40th since the 49ers are already 0-8. So your investment in Jimmy G is basically moving up 20 spots in the draft 4 years later, which you know makes it move for Belichick.
But given what you've seen out of Jimmy G, (granted it was a v small same size) the dude can ball. He upset the Cardinals on the road, Pats were a 9 point underdog in that game and he threw for 3 touchdowns in basically a quarter and a half before getting injured against the Dolphins.
I'm not going to lie, I may have gotten a little overzealous during that first half.
For about 45 minutes I was wondering if Brady was about to lose his job to Garappolo during the deflategate suspension. Obviously that didn't happen and we all know what happened next.
By trading Garoppolo you not only does the team get much lesson handsome collectively, but you also got worse for 2017. That's what really bothers me about the deal. They didn't get any sort of piece that can help them this season. Yeah a 2nd round pick for a QB you were gonna probably lose in free agency is pretty cool, and allows them to hypothetically use their franchise tag on Malcolm Butler, but it doesn't do anything for the 2017 Patriots who have been kind of decimated by injury. They've lost their #1 pass-catching up option in Julian Edelman, and heart of their defense in Dont'a Hightower for the season. I know the 49ers suck but they didn't have a single player on their defense that could maybe help? I know Brady has played incredibly this year, but he is 40 years old playing with a team decimated by injuries, and you know Gronk is going to get hurt at some point. I just wish they did something that helped this Patriots team.
This trade also means the Patriots now need a back-up QB. While I wish they'd kick the wheels on Tebow or Kaepernick, it appears all but certain they'll bring back Brian Hoyer, who was on the 49ers and waived once they traded for Jimmy G.