Jimmy Garoppolo RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jimmy Garoppolo is “ready to roll” if needed

    Boston Herald "What constitutes a normal week for Jimmy Garoppolo might not align with that of your average backup quarterback. The uncertainty around Tom Brady’s Deflategate suspension left Garoppolo in maybe-he’ll-play-maybe-he-won’t limbo two summers in a row. Then he finally prepped as the presumptive,..." November 26

  • Belichick offers highest praise for Garoppolo

    NESN "In the middle of praising Tom Brady’s dependability, a quality Bill Belichick says is just as important as ability, the New England Patriots head coach threw a compliment Jimmy Garoppolo’s way. Brady played through a hard shot to his quad in the Patriots’ Week 10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks..." November 18

  • After fast start and injury that 'hurt like hell', Jimmy Garoppolo reflects

    ESPN "Much has changed for the New England Patriots now that quarterback Tom Brady has returned from a four-game NFL suspension, and arguably no player has been affected more than Jimmy Garoppolo. What a whirlwind it's been for the third-year quarterback who was thrust into the No. 1 role and..." October 13

  • Patriots to evaluate Jimmy Garoppolo

    NFL.com "The Patriots will evaluate quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's shoulder on Sunday morning before deciding between him and Jacoby Brissett, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Garoppolo was injured in the second quarter of a Week 2 victory over the Dolphins. Brissett, a rookie out of..." October 02

  • Jimmy Garoppolo (right shoulder) to start Sunday vs. Bills

    WEEI Boston "According to WEEI’s Kirk Minihane, Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will start Sunday against the Bills. Garoppolo suffered a reported sprained AC joint in his right shoulder the second quarter of the Week 2 win over the Dolphins, but didn’t play last week against the Texans. Sunday would..." October 01

  • Patriots Could Play Both Jimmy Garoppolo, Jacoby Brissett Vs. Bills

    NESN "Jimmy Garoppolo or Jacoby Brissett? That’s the question New England Patriots fans have been asking all week. Michael Lombardi offered an interesting answer Friday: Why not both? Lombardi, who worked as an assistant to the Patriots’ coaching staff during the 2014 and 2015 seasons, said on..." September 30

  • Garoppolo 'Still in Pain,' Does Not Have Mobility in Shoulder

    CSN New England "The Patriots had both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett on the field for Tuesday's practice. While many are hopeful that Garoppolo will be ready to go on Sunday, it’s definitely not a given at this point. According to CSN’s Mike Giardi, Garoppolo is “still in pain and does not yet have..." September 28

  • Patriots “All But Certain” To Have Both Jimmy Garoppolo & Jacoby Brissett In Week 4

    NFL Trade Rumors "ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Patriots are “all but certain” to have quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett available for their Week 4 game against the Bills. Schefter points out that New England did not bring in any quarterbacks for workouts this week, which is a good sign..." September 28

  • Report: Patriots ‘hopeful’ both Jimmy Garoppolo, Jacoby Brissett will be active

    Larry Brown Sports "Despite coming away from their Week 3 win with a very grim outlook at the quarterback position, the New England Patriots could have both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett available for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills. ESPN’s Ed Werder reported on Tuesday that the Patriots are..." September 27

  • Jimmy Garoppolo will reportedly be inactive barring ‘unexpected change’

    Larry Brown Sports "There are several conflicting reports about whether New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will be active for Thursday night’s game against the Houston Texans, but one person who is close to the team says he will not be. Shortly after a report claimed Garoppolo will be active but..." September 22

  • Jacoby Brissett to start

    NFL.com "It's Brissett time. Jacoby Brissett will make his first start for the New England Patriots on Thursday night, NFL Network's Courtney Fallon reported, per a source. His injured teammate, Jimmy Garoppolo, will be active, but will dress as Brissett's backup, Fallon added. The Patriots announced..." September 22

  • Jimmy Garoppolo Listed As Doubtful To Play Thursday On Patriots’ Injury Report

    NESN "Garoppolo suffered a reported AC joint sprain in the Patriots’ 31-24 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 2. If Garoppolo can’t suit up, wide receiver Julian Edelman would serve as the team’s backup quarterback. Here’s the Patriots’ full injury report. DOUBTFUL QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) " September 22

  • Report: Patriots 'putting pressure' on Garoppolo to play Thursday

    Boston Herald "There is still little reason to believe quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will be available to start Thursday night against the Texans due to a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder. However, the Patriots are putting pressure on Garoppolo to be ready as quickly as possible, even reminding him Tom..." September 21

  • Report: Patriots hopeful Garoppolo can play through pain

    Larry Brown Sports "The New England Patriots have not yet ruled out Jimmy Garoppolo for Thursday night’s game against the Houston Texans, and the quarterback’s status could ultimately come down to pain tolerance. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the Patriots are still hopeful team doctors can get Garoppolo to a..." September 20

  • Patriots to decide Monday if Garoppolo can play this week

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots beat the Dolphins on Sunday despite a shoulder injury to quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and they don’t have much time before getting back on the field for Week Three. The Texans will be in town on Thursday night, leaving the Patriots with a need to make a quick call on whether..." September 19

  • Garoppolo Reportedly Won’t Play Vs. Texans, Could Return Week 4

    NESN "There isn’t much consistency in the reports on Jimmy Garoppolo’s injury. Garoppolo is in “tremendous pain” and is unlikely to play Thursday against the Houston Texans, a league source told ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio, who added it’s “simply too early to know” if Garoppolo can play in Week 4...." September 19

  • Jimmy Garoppolo questionable with shoulder injury

    NFL.com "Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is headed to the locker room with a right shoulder injury after taking a hit from the Dolphins in the second quarter. He is questionable to return. Taking over at quarterback for New England is rookie Jacoby Brissett, who was taken in the third round out of..." September 18

  • Jimmy Garoppolo Leaves Patriots Game; Won't Return

    NESN "The New England Patriots were forced to turn to their third-string quarterback Sunday after Jimmy Garoppolo went down with injury during the second quarter of their game against the Miami Dolphins. After evading a Dolphins pass rush and finding wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell for a first down,..." September 18

  • Jimmy Garoppolo is in the hospital for further evaluation

    Number Fire " New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is in the hospital for further evaluation. What It Means: It's not a guarantee that Garoppolo has suffered a serious injury, but things are trending in the wrong direction. " September 18

  • Early indication is Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to miss 6 weeks

    Boston Herald "Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo might have made his final start in place of Tom Brady. Garoppolo is still undergoing a full battery of tests on his ailing right shoulder, but the early indication is the injury could take six weeks to heal, according to a source. At minimum, the Patriots know he..." September 18

  • Pats didn't change a thing on offense with Garoppolo at QB

    ESPN "In his first career start, New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 72.7 percent of his passes (24-of-33) for 264 yards and a score in the Week 1 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Those numbers -- along with a Total QBR of 73.0 -- mesh with the tape on the young quarterback...." September 13

  • Bruce Arians compares Jimmy Garoppolo to Tony Romo

    Sportsnaut "Bruce Arians and the Arizona Cardinals have the odd task of having to prepare for a New England Patriots team that won’t have Tom Brady under center this week. It’s just the 18th time since Brady took over the full-time starting job with the Pats back in 2001 that he will not be suiting up for..." September 07

  • Coaches, players ready to offer support to Jimmy Garoppolo

    Boston Globe "Julian Edelman, who used to be one, has a soft spot for quarterbacks. He can’t be Tom Brady’s security blanket until Week 5, but the Patriots wide receiver was able to offer some praise for Jimmy Garoppolo, who will be targeting him in the interim. “As far as evaluating him, you know, I..." September 05

  • Jimmy Garoppolo’s insane confidence: I could take Tom Brady’s job

    New York Post "You can’t question Jimmy Garoppolo’s confidence. The Patriots quarterback was asked this week what he envisions his role being when Tom Brady returns from his four-game Deflategate suspension. “I’m going out there with the mindset, ‘I’m the starter,’ ” Garoppolo told WEEI on Tuesday. “It’s a..." August 31

  • Jimmy Garoppolo to start for New England Patriots Friday, Tom Brady will also play, per report

    Mass Live "Jimmy Garoppolo will get the start for the Patriots Friday against the Panthers, but Tom Brady will also play, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss. Bill Belichick faced a unique dilemma all week, as Brady clearly has made it known that he'd like to play. This might be Belichick's best compromise:..." August 26

  • Jimmy Garoppolo on D&C: ‘Your guess is as good as mine’ on where Tom Brady is

    WEEI Boston "Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo made his weekly appearance on Dennis & Callahan with Minihane on Monday to talk about the huge losses to injury on the Patriots offense and the status on Tom Brady. To hear the interview, visit the D&C audio on demand page. Life has been made much tougher..." August 22

  • Jimmy Garoppolo has no idea whether he’s starting Thursday

    Sportsnaut "The New England Patriots are set to take the field Thursday for their first preseason game of the year. However, backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is quite clueless as to whether he will start said game. “Your guess is as good as mine,” the third-year quarterback said when he was asked if..." August 10

  • Patriots notes: Jimmy Garoppolo not sharp with first-teamers

    Boston Herald "After a rough day Friday, Jimmy Garoppolo worked with most of the first team offense yesterday during another intrasquad scrimmage. Along with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Dobson, Jimmy G was handed Chris Hogan, Martellus Bennett, Malcolm Mitchell, LeGarrette Blount and James Develin to try and..." August 08

  • Jimmy Garoppolo “very excited” about chance to start

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots held their first practice of training camp on Thursday, which means we got our first chance to see how the team will be divvying up the reps at quarterback between Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo. Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports that it was an even split between the two quarterbacks..." July 28

  • Bill Belichick: Priority now is to get Jimmy Garoppolo ready

    ESPN "Leaving no opening for the possibility of a quarterback controversy, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick commented publicly for the first time on Tom Brady serving a four-game suspension to open the season. "We had, finally, some definition with Tom's situation, so our priority now is to..." July 27

  • Rob Gronkowski: 'We got a lot of confidence' in Jimmy Garoppolo

    247 Sports "The last time Rob Gronkowski caught a touchdown pass from Jimmy Garoppolo, the New England Patriots were trailing the Kansas City Chiefs by 34 points in September of 2014. Garoppolo, then a rookie second-round pick, has yet to throw another in regular-season play. But that’ll soon change when..." July 23

  • If Jimmy Garoppolo shines in 4 games, who in NFL would make push for him?

    Yahoo! Sports "This time one year ago, the NFL at large barely knew Brock Osweiler. Buried behind the Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning, his draft dossier was collecting dust in opposing personnel departments, slowly decaying until an unexpected break changed everything. But a few solid games and timing carried..." July 20

  • Jimmy Garoppolo's leadership, command of Patriots' offense grows

    ESPN "It happened so quickly that it would have been easy to overlook, which is the way a lot of things unfold with the New England Patriots' fast-paced offense. It was no-huddle work at practice, players aligning quickly, running the play, and then hustling back for the next one. The purpose seemed..." July 15

  • Calais Campbell excited to face Jimmy Garoppolo

    Pro Football Talk "There’s still a chance that an appeal to the Supreme Court will work out for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, but the prospect that he’ll miss the first four games of the season became likelier with Wednesday’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to reject his request for a..." July 13

  • Can Jimmy Garoppolo keep Patriots afloat if Tom Brady's suspension stands?

    USA Today "Jimmy Garoppolo has never started an NFL game. Half of his 20 career completions came in a meaningless Week 17 game in 2014. His lone touchdown pass occurred in garbage time on a night when his New England Patriots were blown out 41-14. But when it comes to preparations for temporarily..." July 13

  • Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo grabs more of the spotlight

    Boston Herald "It’s still Tom Brady’s show, but the Patriots are asking him to share the spotlight for the time being. Backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo split the first-team reps with Brady throughout this week’s three-day minicamp as the Pats continue to stare down the barrel of the starter’s four-game..." June 10