As the 2017 NFL Draft draws ever-so-closer, the speculation on whether QB Jimmy Garoppolo could be dealt has been re-kindling a bit. However, one of the league’s top two most prominent reporters is doubling down on his report from February that the Patriots will not trade Garappolo:
ICYMI (in February): Jimmy Garappolo isn't going anywhere. His name continues to surface in trade rumors and speculation - not happening.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 23, 2017
For what it’s worth, Michael Lombardi responded to Schefter’s tweet with a “no.” When a fan asked Lombardi to clarify what that meant, he said “[Garappolo] is not getting traded.”
I will admit that in some of the draft preview coverage this week, I was tempted to write about me re-buying into the possibility of Garappolo becoming a member of the Browns this week. However, the fact that Schefter is doubling down on his original report kind of kills that thought again.