by COOPER ROSS
Patriots backup quarterback, 2nd round pick Jimmy Garoppolo, has been dealt to the San Francisco 49ers for a second round pick. This trade has sent waves through the NFL as it is apparent that Tom Brady will continue to be the Patriots quarterback for years to come. Coming into the season many speculated that Garoppolo would be Brady’s successor after he retires, or after he was traded. After showing promise in the first two games of Brady’s “deflategate” suspension a Montana to Young or Favre to Rodgers situation was in the mix. For the Patriots, trading away all your backup quarterbacks and going all in on your 40 year old does not seem like the brightest idea, but Belichick has done crazier things and had them prevail.
The current Washington Professional Football Team’s quarterback, Kirk Cousins, seemed to be a lock to sign with the 49ers in the offseason and reconnect with his former OC and current 49er head coach, Kyle Shanahan. Now, this is more than likely not going to happen unless Garoppolo is traded for assets after the season. Captain Kirk returning to the market has NFL teams licking their lips to pick him up. The destination that makes the most sense is Denver. After experiencing the failure of Siemian, Osweiler, and Lynch within less than a year’s time Elway needs to address the gaping hole at QB and sign the Michigan St alum.