Werder: Don't expect Patriots to trade Garoppolo

Werder: Don't expect Patriots to trade Garoppolo

Where will Jimmy Garoppolo play next season? Chicago? San Francisco? Cleveland?

One longtime NFL reporter’s money is on New England. 

Citing chatter from inside the Patriots’ organization around the time of Super Bowl LI, ESPN’s Ed Werder said he does not expect the Patriots to trade Garoppolo, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract. 

Last season, his third since being chosen in the second round of the 2014 draft, Garoppolo got the only two starts of his NFL career to this point. 

While filling in for the suspended Tom Brady, he led the Patriots to a come-from-behind Week 1 victory over the Cardinals in which he completed 24 of 33 passes for 264 yards with a touchdown. He then completed 18 of 26 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns in two quarters against the Dolphins before suffering a shoulder injury. 

Should the Patriots trade Garoppolo, it is believed they would be able to fetch a first-round draft pick in exchange for his services. The last quarterback traded for a first-round pick was Sam Bradford, who was shipped from the Eagles to the Vikings eight days before the 2016 season. 

Five things to watch for during Patriots-Texans: Who's in? Who's out?

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Five things to watch for during Patriots-Texans: Who's in? Who's out?

After a pair of joint practices against the Texans in West Virginia, the Patriots will take on the Texans tonight in Houston. Here are a few of the things we'll be keeping an eye on . . .Click here for the gallery.

 

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Could Jaguars pursue Jimmy Garoppolo?

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Could Jaguars pursue Jimmy Garoppolo?

0:43 - Drew Pomeranz left Friday’s Yankees game with back spasms. Meanwhile, the Red Sox are still waiting for David Price to come back. Evan Drellich checks in from Fenway Park to talk about this bullpen situation. 

08:03 - Rookie defensive end Derek Rivers is out for the season with a torn ACL. Tom Giles, Tom Curran, Michael Holley and Phil Perry decide if it’s time for the Patriots to look elsewhere for backup.

13:38 - Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone is not happy with the performance of his quarterbacks. Giles and Curran discuss whether Jimmy Garoppolo could end up in Jacksonville. 

18:15 - Holley and Curran take a look at the top free agents in the NBA right now and if the Celtics should be exploring any of them.