Former NFL Quarterback Explains Why the Patriots Shouldn’t Trade for Jimmy Garoppolo

Published 03/29/2021, 3:21 PM EDT
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 01: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts from the sidelines in the third quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on November 01, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)


The future of Jimmy Garoppolo is still uncertain. After the San Francisco 49ers made a trade to get the 3rd overall draft pick, there is speculation about his time there.

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Garoppolo has been an inconsistent part of the 49ers franchise, despite having lead them to a Super Bowl. But one former quarterback believes that he isn’t the answer for the New England Patriots anymore.

Former NFL quarterback Dan Orlovsky addressed the rumors linking Jimmy Garoppolo back to the New England Patriots. He believes that there is a degree of inconsistency with Jimmy G that no one seems to consider.

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He gave the example of Carson Wentz, and how critical the world has been of him. Orlovsky believes we should hold that same standard toward Garoppolo.

MIAMI, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 02: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after a touchdown of his team against the Kansas City Chiefs during the third quarter in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

“Is Jimmy Garoppolo done in San Francisco? It depends on who they draft. Mac Jones? He’s gone. If they draft Trey Lance, I could see them keeping Garoppolo until Trey Lance is ready.

“That being said, Garoppolo has missed 23 games in the last three years. If we are going to hold Carson Wentz to fire for missing games and lack of dependability or availability, we’ve got to do the same thing for Garoppolo.” 

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Orlovsky pointed out that Garoppolo had a poor interception record, and that would only spell trouble for the New England Patriots.

Similarly, he compared the criticisms that Jameis Winston receives on a regular basis for his poor interception record. Orlovsky noted that the New England Patriots would not be excited to bring back Jimmy G, especially given his inconsistency.

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“In the last three years, he’s got the third-worst interception percentage in the NFL. If we are going to continuously kill Jameis Winston for turnovers, we’ve got to do the same thing for Jimmy Garoppolo so I don’t think the Patriots are like, ‘oh my goodness Jimmy Garoppolo could be available, he’s missed 23 games the last three years, he throws too many interceptions’.”

Should the New England Patriots bring in Jimmy Garoppolo? They are currently moving forward with plans to make Cam Newton their starting quarterback.

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However, they will find themselves tempted to bring Garoppolo back. He never got a fair chance because of the presence of Tom Brady, but he could be looking to show what he can do in New England.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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