Former 2nd round draft pick. Developed and learned behind Brady for 3 years. 21-5 career winning record. Career QB Rating of 100. Still only 28 years of age. And now he's on his way to the Super Bowl. And he's on his way to the Super Bowl during a time in which their 42 year old quarterback in Tom Brady could be on his way out the door in N.E all while Jimmy G is beginning to appear in SB's as the face of the 49ers; ouch. You remember those reports of Bill Belichick being frustrated and wanted to keep a much younger Jimmy G even over Tom Brady? Well, this was why; because Jimmy Garoppolo is now Super Bowl bound (while Brady is on the verge of leaving). New England had an opportunity. A San Francisco/Green Bay opportunity. A Joe Montana to Steve Young type of opportunity. A Brett Favre to Aaron Rodgers type of opportunity. A Tom Brady to Jimmy Garoppolo passing of the torch opportunity... But they blew it. The messed up. Big time. And now? They're on the verge of joining the likes of the Jets/Bills/Dolphins ala franchises (still) in search of their next Franchise QB since dating back to Joe Namath, Jim Kelly and Dan Marino. Everyone always talks about historically speaking Pittsburgh Steelers getting rid of their own players at the "right time". Well then New England got rid of Jimmy Garoppolo at the wrong time. A 42 year old Tom Brady is on his way out the door - while a 28 year old QB in Jimmy G is on his way to the Super Bowl. In the long run? ******Cheaters****** never win. And they lost this one. They lost out on the Jimmy Garoppolo sweepstakes. Just go and ask the San Francisco 49ers. They are on their way to the big game, compliments of N.E's front office. San Francisco gave up a 2nd round pick for Jimmy Garoppolo and in return they received a great Quarterback and now a SB QB. If Jimmy Garoppolo beats Mahomes and the K.C Chiefs and wins a SB? Unlike ******Tom Brady's****** name - there will be no asterisks around Jimmy Garoppolo's name or accomplishments. Who did N.E receive in San Francisco trade of Garoppolo? Begining to go down as one of the worst NFL trades of All time. I hope Brady leaves Bill Belichick this off-season high and dry while leaving Bill Belichick without a Quarterback @ the same time. The next conversation between Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft would be an epic one. New England messed up. They shit the bed on this one.