Report: Patriots not expected to trade Jimmy Garoppolo

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Jimmy Garoppolo looking like less of an option for the Houston Texans.

ESPN NFL insider Ed Werder is reporting that the New England Patriots are not expected to trade quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.  This of course means he won’t be headed to the Texans

I believe Garoppolo was a long shot to end up with the Texans anyway.

It all comes down to the fact that the Patriots want way too much in return for Garoppolo, which is likely why they won’t be trading him away this year.

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The Texans made it clear during Super Bowl week that they will look into drafting a quarterback.

It would have been nice to acquire Garoppolo this offseason. But if New England does keep him until next year at this time, the Texans could either sign him as a free agent if the Patriots let him walk.  Or Houston could always trade for Garoppolo in 2018.

I would bet on the latter happening because I don’t there’s any way the Patriots will be letting Garoppolo leave as a free agent. The key thing that would help the Texans get Garoppolo is the fact that they can released Osweiler next year.  This would allow them to sign him to a long-term contract.

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