On Monday morning, it was announced that the New England Patriots and Tom Brady had agreed to a 2-year extension, which will keep the greatest quarterback-of all-time under contract until he is 42-years-old.
With two years left on his current deal, Jimmy Garoppolo has not even been able to sniff the field behind Tom Brady. Garoppolo, who was a second-round pick two years ago, has shown flashes of perhaps being the heir apparent to the New England Patriots throne, but has also shown that he will not be threatening Tom Brady for the starting quarterback position (in case anyone thought that was ever going to happen).
If you're a quarterback-needy team in this year's draft, there aren't many good options out there. Carson Wentz and Jared Goff have potential, but I would be very surprised if they turn into legitimate Pro Bowl quarterbacks. Connor Cooke? Give me a break.
So, if a team like the Cleveland Browns, LA Rams, Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers, (noticing a trend here?) etc., then it may behoove you to look elsewhere than this year's draft.
With two years under the greatest quarterback to ever play the game, Jimmy Garoppolo has gained some invaluable experience in more ways than one. With flashes of brilliance, a team that is desperate for a quarterback could be offering a high second-round pick, or perhaps even a 2017 first-round pick, for Garoppolo's services.
Personally, I love the idea. I don't see Tom Brady declining in the next couple of years, which would make Garoppolo more than available. I could even see the Patriots drafting a quarterback, like Jake Coker out of Alabama, in the middle rounds of this year's draft in an attempt to find another Brady backup. Garoppolo could be a good quarterback some day, but I live and die with TB12.
Long live TB12 and the Evil Empire.