Jerod Mayo

QUICK SLANTS PODCAST: How far did Patriots, Garoppolo get in contract talks?

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QUICK SLANTS PODCAST: How far did Patriots, Garoppolo get in contract talks?

Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the Patriots trading Jimmy Garoppolo to the 49ers, and Curran explains that the Patriots did not even get to talk contract numbers with Garoppolo, they were only able to offer a ‘theoretical’ contract.

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QUICK SLANTS PODCAST: Why did Patriots decide to trade Garoppolo now?

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QUICK SLANTS PODCAST: Why did Patriots decide to trade Garoppolo now?

1:10 - Tom Curran and Phil Perry discuss why the Patriots decided now to trade backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

2:06 - Listen to Bill Belichick's opening statement in his conference call to the media about the trade.

5:08 - The issue that would have arisen if the Patriots decided to franchise tag Garoppolo, why they couldn't agree on a contract extension, and how he wanted to become a starting quarterback with another team.

12:11 - If Robert Kraft had a say in the quarterback situation, wanting to trade Garoppolo and keep Tom Brady.

17:46 - Could the Patriots have gotten more for Garoppolo? Would the value have been better if they traded him earlier?

23:50 - Curran and Perry wonder if the Patriots will draft a quarterback next year and if that player will be treated similarly to Garoppolo.

31:18 - Jerod Mayo joins to give his thoughts on the Garoppolo trade, Kraft's involvement, his own experiences with Garoppolo, why the offense is struggling in the red zone, and having the green dot on the defense.