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2021年10月8日 Off

Revisiting the Jimmy Garoppolo trade: 49ers' big win gets even bigger after Tom Brady moves on from Patriots

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  • Night net 49ers Patriots American Football 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo saw his rookie season with the Patriots end with him getting his first Super Bowl ring as a backup to Tom Brady. If someone had said then that five years later, Garoppolo would be playing in his first Super Bowl as a starting QB, everyone would have assumed it would be for New England, succeeding Brady.Instead, in a serendipitous twist, at the exact time when Brady's time with the Patriots was ending, it was the 49ers who reaped the benefits of Garoppolo's winning play with a conference title. San Francisco had multiple chances to go in a different direction at quarterback. New England could have either kept Garoppolo stashed for Bill Belichick or found another trade partner.Let's revisit the events that led to the 49ers acquiring Garoppolo for a 2018 second-round draft pick on Halloween 2017 and the fallout of the trade that pushed the team to play for a champonship only two-plus years later. MORE: What if the Patriots didn't trade Jimmy Garoppolo?Jimmy Garoppolo trade detailsPatriots received: 2018 second-round draft pick (No. 43 overall)49ers received: QB Jimmy Garo[......]

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