Now that the 2017 regular season is over and Jimmy Garoppolo went 5-0 in his starts with the 49ers, many in New England are wondering why the Patriots only got a 2018 second-round pick in return, which will be either No. 41 or 42 overall.

Appearing on The Dan Patrick Show Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter said there really wasn't much of a negotiation between the two sides and added the Patriots now have long-term questions at the quarterback position.

“Well, I think that is a complicated question, but basically you have a situation there where ultimately in the end this was not a negotiation," he said. "This was not something where the Patriots went back-and-forth with San Francisco — ‘OK, San Francisco, if you don’t give us what we want then we are going to go to Cleveland,’ which would have paid whatever it took to get Jimmy Garoppolo. Look, they were willing to give up a two and a three (round pick) for A.J. McCarron, so what is Jimmy Garoppolo worth? I think they woke up that morning, that Monday morning, the day before the trade deadline on Oct. 30 and made the decision, however they did, that they were going to trade Jimmy Garoppolo. I believe it was as simple as a simple phone call to the Bay Area. ‘Do you want Jimmy Garoppolo? Yeah, OK, it’s a two. OK, end of trade discussion. Deal agreed to. Let’s work it out. Let’s let the appropriate people know.’

"I don’t think it was something they wanted to do, I think it was something they felt like they had to do. Jimmy Garoppolo to me is already a top-10 quarterback, one of the best players in the league, and with him there in San Francisco, the 49ers are set for a long time, and I think the Patriots have questions long-term now without Garoppolo in the fold now.”