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Draft Scout Jimmy Garoppolo News
08/24/15 - QB Jimmy Garoppolo avoided a sack and threw a 24-yard touchdown pass near the end of the first half of Saturday night's comeback win in New Orleans. The play displayed the second-year backup's athletic ability, one area where he's more skilled that starter Tom Brady.
The type of scramble is something he has shown in practice, but according to coach Bill Belichick it's another thing all together to execute such a successful play in a game setting.
08/12/15 - QB Jimmy Garoppolo took all reps with the first-team offense on Tuesday. That's likely not only due to Brady's absence but the likelihood that the second-year backup will get the start Thursday night against Green Bay. Garoppolo can use all the reps he can get based on what has been a pretty poor performance this summer on the practice field.
09/29/14 - QB Jimmy Garoppolo saw his first NFL game action Monday night against Kansas City, and he completed six of his seven passes for 70 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown pass to TE Rob Gronkowski. Garoppolo also connected on a 37-yard pass play with WR Brandon LaFell.
05/12/14 - Garoppolo will now be backing up a guy he's followed pretty closely from afar. The second-round pick was clearly excited to be joining a depth chart behind Brady. "He was always the guy I emulated my game after," Garoppolo said of his favorite player. "It's crazy being able to go to Boston and learn from Tom, learn from coach Belichick and all the coaches and all the players. It's a great opportunity for a guy like me, a young player. I still have a lot to learn and I know that and I'm excited about it."
Garoppolo's situation in New England has drawn some comparisons to Aaron Rodgers' time backing up Bret Favre in Green Bay. The young passer is aware of how that worked out for the eager understudy. "I remember when that happened, (Rodgers) sitting in the draft room and everything - he waited a little while. It's a very similar scenario and it worked out very well for Aaron, so hopefully it will work out the same way for me," Garoppolo said. - The Sports Xchange
05/12/14 - Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo arrives in New England as the team's highest draft pick at the position since Drew Bledsoe was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1993 NFL Draft. As a second-round selection, but from a smaller school like Eastern Illinois he'll clearly be given time to develop in the shadows of Tom Brady. But, for the first time head coach Bill Belichick acknowledged that the depth chart at quarterback is being formulated with the idea in mind that Brady won't be manning the starting role forever. "With the situation we have at quarterback, I think that we felt as an organization that we needed to address that to some degree in the future, so we'll see how all that works out but I think you're better off being early than late at that position," Belichick said after the Garoppolo selection.
Ryan Mallett has been Brady's backup for the past two seasons, but is heading into the final year of the rookie deal he signed as a third-round pick in 2011. Garoppolo clearly has a chance to vie for the primary backup job within a year and maybe much more than that down the road in Foxborough. "We know what Ryan's contract situation is. We know what Tom's age and contract situation is," Belichick said. "I don't think you want to have one quarterback on your team. I don't think that's responsible to the entire team or the organization." - The Sports Xchange