Patriots backup Jimmy Garoppolo has started a grand total of two games in his three-year NFL career but if a quarterback-needy team is interested in his services this offseason, the price will be steep.

Appearing on WEEI, ESPN's Adam Schefter says the conversation begins with a first- and fourth-round pick for the former second-rounder, who still has one year left on his rookie deal.

If those numbers sound familiar they should: A first and a fourth is what the Eagles got from the Vikings in the Sam Bradford trade. It's also what the Patriots lost in the silly Deflategate ruling that also saw Tom Brady suspended for the first month of the season.

Either way, that's a steep price for an unproven player.