Bill Belichick allegedly inquired about Redskins, Giants coaching jobs after the Jimmy Garoppolo trade
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick did not want to trade Jimmy Garoppolo. That much, everyone basically knew.
However, Belichick was apparently so irritated over the fact that the Patriots did it anyway that he apparently inquired about the Washington Redskins and New York Giants’ head-coaching jobs afterward, according to Gary Tanguay of NBC Sports Boston.
With Tom Brady under center, New England traded Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers for a second-round draft pick in October 2017.
Brady was 40 years old at the time, and Belichick seemed ready to pass the baton to Garoppolo at some point.
However, Garoppolo was in his fourth season with the Pats and was likely not going to be re-signed if the Patriots stuck with Brady, so Robert Kraft thought that moving Garoppolo was the best course of action.
And you know what? It probably was.
The Patriots went to the Super Bowl that year, and last season, New England won the whole thing, something the Pats probably would not have done if Garoppolo was the quarterback.
Remember: Garoppolo also tore his ACL early in his first full season in San Francisco.
Now, Brady is 42 years old, and Tanguay has also reported that the future Hall-of-Famer is already looking to move out of Boston.
How true these reports are obviously remains to be seen, as the Pats’ Wild Card Round loss to the Tennessee Titans is still fresh, but it’s always interesting hearing what may have gone on/may be going on behind the scenes. Either way, it would be odd to see Bill Belichick leave now.