Jimmy Garoppolo doesn't rule out signing an extension in New England

Posted June 08, 2017

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10).

Garoppolo and the Patriots agreed to a four-year rookie contract worth a maximum value of just under $3.5 million. But there has been speculation the team could franchise the backup next February and Garoppolo was even asked if he might entertain the possibility of signing an extension with the team. "I don't know, like I said, I'm not really thinking about too much right now".

Although it's just minicamp, it shows the attention to detail Brady has, and also is a sign for Allen to get things together for when training camp and the preseason comes around.

"It's always important whenever I get a little setback like that that happened, just get back to where I need to be and I feel like I am, doing everything out here, and competing". Well to be honest Tom Brady would not be an exception, because Belichick has a system in place and he plans to keep it that way.

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But would the Pats think about franchising him in 2018?

"Obviously, I want to play", Garoppolo said to Reiss. As a quarterback nearing his prime, Garoppolo is much better off going elsewhere to start and cash in. Finding a flawless marriage of player and coach can go a long way towards career longevity and earnings, and perhaps it'd be worth waiting an extra year or two behind Brady before embarking on a 10-year career as a starter, versus cashing in with a bad team as soon as possible.

Think about it, the safest thing for Garoppolo's National Football League career may be to stay in New England and wait out Brady. We're competitors at the end of the day. "If you go out and earn it, it's yours". "There's good people all around the building from support staff to the lunch ladies and everything".

"I love it (here)", Garoppolo said. "I know it sounds insane, but it's just a good group of people and it rubs off on each other".

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"A very fortunate situation", said Garoppolo.

If Garoppolo were to leave the Patriots, it isn't like he would be going to a team in a great position to win.

Garoppolo would be wise to think about an extension in New England, especially if the team is willing to give him cash upfront, or at least money reasonably close to what he might receive on the open market.

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