After a summer of rumors involving first-round picks (plural) heading to New England for Garoppolo, the Patriots came away with just one second-round pick in the deal.
Garoppolo was drafted in the second round of the 2014 draft.
Hoyer entered the #NFL as a undrafted rookie with New England back in 2009 and played for the Patriots for three seasons until he was released at the beginning of the 2012 campaign.
In his conference call Tuesday, Belichick was asked about that comment regarding Brady's age and if the decision to trade Garoppolo three-plus years later is a reflection of Brady exceeding his expectations since that time.
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In 55 career games, Hoyer has a 59.3 percent completion rate with 9,853 passing yards, 48 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.
If Belichick does end his coaching career in a few years, it would resemble Tom Brady's timeline. "I met with him weekly, and again have a tremendous amount of respect for him".
In acquiring Garoppolo, general manager John Lynch, head coach Kyle Shanahan, and the entire 49ers organization hope they have finally found the franchise quarterback they have been in search of for years.
Dan Shaughnessy: Well, it's a news-making trade but [the Patriots] are trading a ghost, a potential, a someone that never was.
The comfiest quarterback room in the National Football League got significantly less cozy Monday. I would not count anything out with Malcolm Butler right now - he's gonna test the market next year, no question, but if he doesn't like the offers that are out there, I absolutely could see a scenario where he returns to the Patriots.
However, the Washington Redskins realize they've got a pretty good thing going down there in D.C. They've been unlucky with the injuries, but they've got great skill people. Is this a little bit of a gamble for New England? And it was going to be an easy 4-0. He's in his four season and has backed up Tom Brady all four seasons. The Patriots were reportedly willing to pay Garoppolo like a starting quarterback, even if it meant paying a high bill for having two starting quarterbacks on the roster.
Matt Citak is a producer for CBS Local Sports and a proud Vanderbilt alum.