Garoppolo earns pay day with Patriots win over Titans


Garoppolo earns pay day with Patriots win over Titans

Jimmy Garoppolo is sitting at home during this year's playoffs, but he's still getting paid. 

For the first time in his pro career, Garoppolo will miss out on the postseason, yet if the Patriots stay alive -- as they did Saturday night in the Divisional Round against the Titans -- he'll watch his bank account get a little boost.

As Joel Corry pointed out on earlier this month, if the Patriots win the Super Bowl, Garoppolo will pull in $163,000 even though he's now with the Niners. Because Garoppolo was with the Patriots for eight games before being traded to the NFC, he's eligible for a full playoff share. (That means former Patriots defensive end Cassius Marsh, nine games with the Patriots before being released, is also eligible.)

When the Patriots beat the Titans, Garoppolo picked up an extra $51,000 paid to players whose teams make the conference title game. If the Patriots get to the Super Bowl and win, Garoppolo will get $112,000. If they get to Minnesota and lose, he'll still make $56,000.

Sure, it won't be the kind of bump he receives this offseason. But for watching the games on TV? Not a bad gig if you can get it. 

David Harris retires after 11 seasons with Jets, Patriots

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David Harris retires after 11 seasons with Jets, Patriots

David Harris's 11-year run in the NFL has come to an end. 

On Friday, the linebacker announced his retirement from the game of football after spending 10 seasons with the Jets and one with the Patriots. 

The Jets drafted Harris with the 47th pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, he racked up 5 sacks and 127 total tackles. His breakout rookie season was an clear indication of the solid player he would become over the course of his career. 

Although he neither won a Super Bowl, nor made it to a Pro Bowl, the linebacker served as a focal point on a Rex Ryan defense that appeared in two AFC Championships in 2010 and 2011. 

When he was released in 2017, the 34-year-old made a career choice to sign with the Patriots to compete for a Super Bowl.

He didn't go out a champion, but a trip to the Super Bowl was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for one of the most underrated linebackers of the past decade. 



What was Odell Beckham Jr. telling Kyrie Irving?

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What was Odell Beckham Jr. telling Kyrie Irving?

Admittedly, the audio is poor but the idea is no less intriguing.

Was Odell Beckham Jr. telling Kyrie Irving at NBA All-Star Weekend that he's trying to go to the Patriots? Or to Boston? Or New England? 

It's 23 seconds into the video below: 

Isaiah Houde of USA TODAY's PatriotsWire interprets it as: "You went to the Celtics and I’m trying to go to New England."

Beckham has had a few Instagram posts about Brady recently, including an exchange of rap lyrics back in December. 


A post shared by Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) on

Unless there's a trade between the Patriots and Giants, Beckham, 25, the three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, won't be free to join Kyrie in New England - or was it Boston? - until the four-year deal he signed in 2014 ends after this season. Oh, and as he enters that 2019 season, Tom Brady will be 42.