Browns to engage in Jimmy Garoppolo trade talk?

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The Cleveland Browns may attempt to trade for Jimmy Garoppolo, but I’m not sure what their chances of getting a deal done are.

It’s safe to say that the Houston Texans are not in the mix to trade for New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

But there are reports that the Cleveland Browns are still interested in making a deal for Garoppolo.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer believes the Browns will talk to the Patriots about Garoppolo at the NFL owners meetings this week.

"The seeds for plenty of personnel moves are planted at the Annual Meetings, and the Browns might have preliminary discussions here about trading for Garoppoloor McCarron. They might also try to find a taker for their $16 million quarterback Brock Osweiler."

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Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland also believes the Browns will talk to the Patriots about Garoppolo.

"According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, Belichick will leave the meetings after Monday to scout prospective draft picks.That doesn’t mean the Browns won’t have the opportunity to pursue a trade for Patriots backup Jimmy Garoppolo. But it does mean Belichick most likely won’t be available to comment."

The Browns certainly have the draft picks to make a trade for Garoppolo.

After acquiring the Texans second round pick, Cleveland now has a whopping 22 drafts picks over the next two years.  They have 11 in this year’s draft alone.

While the Patriots have made it clear they’re not trading Garoppolo, if the Browns are willing to give up a bunch of their draft picks, I’m sure the Patriots would  be more than willing to unload their back up quarterback.

Especially if the Browns include two first round picks in their offer to New England.

When it comes to the Texans, Tom Savage or Tony Romo will be their starter heading into next season as they groom a rookie quarterback.