The Cleveland Browns will be in search of their next quarterback during the offseason, and Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is reportedly on their radar.
According to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, the Browns’ interest in Garoppolo is “real” and they’ll “strongly consider” a deal for the 2014 second-round pick after putting together their draft evaluations on Mitch Trubisky and Deshaun Watson.
Garoppolo started two games for the Patriots in 2016, impressing in six quarters of work as Tom Brady's fill-in before suffering a Grade 2 AC joint sprain against the Dolphins in Week 2.
When asked about his future on NFL Opening Night, Garoppolo said, "I haven’t even thought about it to be honest, sorry.”
With Garoppolo heading into the final year of his rookie deal, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard potential Garoppolo-to-Browns talk .
The Patriots reportedly have acquired wide receiver and kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson in a trade with the Raiders.
Pardon My Take, a podcast by Barstool Sports, first reported the news.
Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal confirmed Patterson is in fact on his way to New England.
Ian Rapaport of NFL Network reports the Patriots sent a fifth-round pick to Oakland and received a Raiders' sixth-rounder along with Patterson.
More to come...
There's one gigantic hole to fill on the Patriots offensive line.
Replacing Nate Solder is no easy task and it's not exactly clear how the Pats will yet.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport was first to report the Patriots would like to bring back Waddle or Fleming.
It now appears that one of the former backup tackle is taking a serious look elsewhere, according to Ian Rapoport.
It's not the best offensive line free agency market this season, so the Pats may prefer to bring back a guy they are familar with.
If Fleming is off the board, Waddle still remains as an option for New England.