NFL veterans have crumbled under the pressure of learning the New England Patriots playbook. Receivers have lost Tom Brady's trust because they couldn't grasp the intricacies.
New England rookie Jimmy Garoppolo, however, doesn't seem to be phased by the challenge. In fact, his teammates are impressed with his early grasp.
"He’s a smart player," says Danny Amendola. "He’s picked up the system really well. I know he’s been putting in his time and his work, getting in the books… he’s been doing well so far."
Garoppolo was selected in the second round of this year's NFL draft.