49ers GM John Lynch, when initially rebuffed in his attempt to acquire Jimmy Garoppolo, asked Bill Belichick about the availability of the Patriots' other quarterback in a trade, according to FOXSports' Jay Glazer.
Want to guess what Belichick's answer was?
Eventually, Lynch must've worn Belichick down on Jimmy G - and somehow couldn't sell him on trading Tom Brady - as the Patriots and 49ers completed a deal Monday that sent Garoppolo to San Francisco for a second-round pick.
As for Garoppolo's future in San Francisco, it depends on who you read. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that sources tell him that if the Niners turned around and traded Jimmy G, they could "possibly get more back than the second-round pick they surrendered." However, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reports that Garoppolo could have a long-term deal with the Niners before he takes a snap for them.
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.
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.
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.