Patriots Fans Are Not Happy With What Team Got In Return In Jimmy Garoppolo Trade

Bryan Brandom
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The contract of New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will come to a close at the end of the season. And, because according to Tom Brady the team’s signal caller slot will be filled for another five years or so, they were running out of time to trade their backup for a decent haul.

On Monday, Bill Belichick and Co. shipped Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers for just a second-round pick.

Before the season began, the Patriots were asking for a Sam Bradford-type return: a first-rounder and a fourth-rounder.

While no one offered that for the man who could be the next franchise quarterback but could also be the next Matt Cassel, the Browns offered more than San Francisco would this week.

Not only is the return less substantial than what Patriots fans were expecting, it leaves the team without a backup quarterback.

New England fans, known for their measured perspective on sports, took the news well.

Non-Pats fans, naturally, were more than happy to roast Patriots Nation over the deal.

The 25-year-old Garoppolo has two NFL starts to his name, completing 71.2 percent of his passes for 496 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions en route to wins over the Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins a year ago.

We’ve seen plenty of Brady’s backups excel with New England only to fall on their faces elsewhere, so time will tell who won this trade.