sully00 wrote: cloverleaf wrote:
sully00 wrote:I don't think Bill wanted to necessarily dump Brady for Garapollo. While I am sure there is something to all the palace intrigue I don't think that is what forced Bill to trade Garapollo. To think this means you have to forget everything you know about Bellichick and assume he pissed his pants in the biggest decision of his career, I am still pissed with him about Butler and the SB but again I am not believing that guy does anything he doesn't want to.
I think Bill planned on trying to franchise Garapollo but I think he got wind of the salary cap jump coming this off season and knew that JG's franchise tag would be 23 mil for '18. The fact that Brady's number was a 3rd of that is one problem but no way Bill is interested in paying that for him to ride the pine or interested in dealing with SF lurking to give the guy the highest conract in the history of football.
The truth is yes Bill could have gotten more on paper by holding on to Jimmy, Franchising him, and then either working a deal with SF or forcing the full 1st and 3rd compensation. But it would have blasted a 23 mil dollar hole in salary cap this off season, and he likely would have gotten a 2019 1st and 3rd instead of 2018 2nd.
Bottom line is you can't give up a chance to go to the SB. Garapollo looks like a decent starter but I think the guy has about a 10% chance of playing in SB as a 49er on his current 5 year deal. Modestly Brady has a 60-80% chance of playing in the Super Bowl this year. I will take one year of greatness over 5 years of mediocrity every time.
The Pats are going to have to replace Brady someday but the reality is they are probably going to need someone better then Garapollo to win a another SB.
Better than JG? He's probably the best young QB in the game. Bill presumably was totally overruled by sentimental Robert, which is a shame. He didn't walk over it, but it wouldn't surprise me if Kraft's position has shortened Bill's tenure here too.
My head no he isn't. Watson, Wentz, Goff are all better and have been in the league less time. Jimmy looks like a middle of the road kind of guy he will put up some nice numbers, he will have some tough weeks and has a tendency to get hurt. He may become better than that I am just talking about what I am seeing to this point. He is also going to have a massive bullseye on his back with that contract and the all hype.
As for the palace intrigue like I said I have a hard time believing that Kraft told Bill he had to trade JG. Now I have no doubt he told him he can't trade Brady.
I don't think Goff is better than Jimmy. Both now and for the future. I'd take Jimmy over Watson as well... where Watson is slightly more mobile, Jimmy sees the game much better IMO and its hard to teach football IQ (this is not to say Watson isn't good, but Jimmy really impresses me in this respect). Jimmy's completion percentage of 68/67% the last two seasons and ability to translate minimal offensive talent around him wins in SF has been impressive, even if you believe teams will be better suited to defending him this season with more tape on him. He led them to a win against the best defense in the league with JAX.
Jimmy called an audible for the opening TD at ARZ two seasons ago when Brady was suspended, and everything about him screams elite (accuracy, decision making).
I honestly expected Jimmy to be the Young to Montana for Brady FWIW.. that first half vs MIA in week 2 of the 2016 season was a clinic.. everything about Jimmy screams Steve Young to me.