The NFL off-season can be a funny place sometimes. There are rumors galore that you just can't help but laugh at and stay tuned in to at the same time. We know that Tom Brady is dominating the headlines as he enters free agency for the first time in his long NFL career. We've heard the rumors so far this off-season with Brady. The Chargers will probably make a big pitch to him. The Raiders might say good-bye to Derek Carr and try to welcome Brady to Vegas with open arms. Even a surprise team like the Buccaneers can shock us with a recruiting pitch. But, there is one team new to the picture, and that's the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers were Brady's favorite team growing up. Also, there's a certain quarterback named Jimmy Garoppolo who just led the 49ers to a Super Bowl appearance. This thought could be entertaining and here's why.
Belichick Always Loved Garoppolo
Bill Belichick was always a fan of Jimmy Garoppolo. He always had nothing but positive things to say about the young quarterback. It killed Belichick to have to trade Garoppolo to the 49ers. At the same time, it was an understandable situation. You still got two Super Bowl wins with Tom Brady and Jimmy G got to be a starter for the first time in his career. This move would be great, as the Patriots can finally move on to the post-Tom Brady era and can bring back an old friend that knows a thing or two about playing for the Patriots. Is it a perfect move? Not necessarily, because no move is ever really "perfect". But, it would put a smile on Bill Belichick's face for sure. That's hard enough to do as we currently speak!
Garoppolo Knows The Patriots Offense
Any new quarterback coming to a new team has a lot to learn. There's different offensive schemes, sets, basically it's a whole new learning curve. It's like if you've ever transferred schools before. You have to get to know the campus, where your classes are, the dining hall, etc. But if Jimmy G was back in the fold the Patriots wouldn't be at square one completely. Garoppolo was under Tom Brady for three and a half seasons. He's studied the playbook and knows what Josh McDaniels calls in the offense. Especially if you have guys like Julian Edelman, N'Keal Harry, and others still around, then it makes things much easier.
Brady Can End His Career With His Hometown Team
Hey, Joe Montana didn't finish his career in Kansas City, right? Tom Brady's storybook ending would be staying in New England and winning one more Super Bowl. But if that can't be done, ending with the 49ers would be a close second. It makes too much sense. Brady is a California native. He loved the 49ers as a little kid growing up. Why not go to the 49ers, who have solid offensive pieces as well as a top 10 defense in the NFL? As much as Patriots fans might hate to admit it, it wouldn't be far fetched for Brady to go across the United States for the last few years of his career.