In a stunning turn of events to start the trade deadline, the New England Patriots have traded quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to the quarterback hungry San Francisco 49ers for a 2018 2nd-round draft choice.
Adam Schefter reported less than an hour ago…
Major QB shakeup: 49ers trading 2018 2nd-round draft pick to New England for Patriots’ QB Jimmy Garoppolo, sources tell ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 31, 2017
The Patriots were rumored to have a potential suitor in the Cleveland Browns during this year’s draft but decided to wait and test the waters for a better deal and settled with the one given to them by the 49ers.
The deal seems to be light on what the Patriots and fans were anticipating to get especially with the 2-time Super Bowl champions’ starting experience.
A prediction that could hold a lot of water is that the Patriots will use this pick as bait for a possible trade that could improve their roster as the Patriots have been linked to trade talks with the Pittsburgh Steelers about wide receiver Martavis Bryant.