Jimmy Garoppolo Traded to 49ers; Patriots Receive 2nd-Round Pick

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 04:  Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the New England Patriots reacts before the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Gillette Stadium on December 4, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)Jim Rogash/Getty Images

The New England Patriots have arguably the best player in NFL history under center in Tom Brady, so his backup became expendable.

New England traded Jimmy Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers on Monday in exchange for a second-round pick, the 49ers announced on Tuesday. The trade is for the team’s original second-round pick, which will likely be one of the earlier selections in the round.

“We are thrilled for Jimmy to join the 49ers family,” 49ers General Manager John Lynch said in the release. “Jimmy is a player we have researched extensively since Kyle and I joined the 49ers. I am extremely pleased this came together today and we all think it is a big win for our organization. Albeit in limited game action, Jimmy has displayed the characteristics and traits that we believe are vital to being a successful quarterback in this league. He has had the rare opportunity to sit and learn from a future Hall

Article source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2690178-jimmy-garoppolo-reportedly-traded-to-49ers-patriots-receive-2nd-round-pick

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