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Pats Unhappy With Garoppolo Offers

The New England Patriots have one of the top trading chips in the league in Jimmy Garoppolo. The team has listened to offers for their backup quarterback, but nothing has happened yet. According to the Boston Herald that’s because no team has come close to meeting New England’s demands.

The Patriots are believed to be asking for a first-rounder and a second-round pick. While Garoppolo is likely better than the draft class of quarterbacks, he’s also going to be more expensive. Entering the last year of his contract, he’s probably looking at more than $16 million per season next year.

The Browns have two picks in the top 12 this year and are a possibility, while the 49ers aren’t going to move No. 2 overall. The Bears are expected to move on from Jay Cutler, but it’s unlikely they’ll part with No. 3 overall for Garoppolo. It’s no coincidence the top three drafting teams are in search of quarterbacks.

The Bears are believed to be the front-runner for Mike Glennon, even though they’ve admitted to liking Garoppolo quite a bit. The difference is Glennon won’t cost them a thing other than money, as he’s a free agent. The Bears have also been linked to Brian Hoyer, but he’s behind Glennon and Garoppolo when it comes to preference.

Buffalo, which picks No. 10, would be an ideal spot, but the Pats may not want to trade Garoppolo within their division.

A more reasonable option may be to get this year’s second-round pick from Chicago, San Francisco or Cleveland and next year’s no. 1 pick. The 49ers may be players for Jay Cutler, who will cost much less.

The Patriots are in no hurry to trade Garoppolo if they don’t get the offer they want. Still, they do risk losing him for nothing next year so it’s a bit of give and take.



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