Garoppolo trade would move Patriots’ Super Bowl Odds
By Bob Garcia
The San Francisco 49ers shocked the football world recently with a huge trade with the Miami Dolphins. The 49ers moved up from No. 12 to No. 3 in the first round, surrendering two additional first round picks in 2022 and 2023, plus a third-rounder this year.
San Francisco will now take a quarterback with the No. 3 pick. With Zach Wilson likely gone at No. 2 to the Jets, that leaves three options in Alabama’s Mac Jones, Ohio State’s Justin Fields and North Dakota State’s Trey Lance. Now, the question is what happens to current quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
Coach Kyle Shanahan and GM John Lynch have already said that the plan is to keep Garoppolo next year. However, the 29-year-old is presumed to be very unhappy about this situation and could try to force a trade, specifically to his former Patriots team. Garoppolo has some leverage due to a no-trade clause.
The Patriots did re-sign Cam Newton to a contract but it is essentially “backup money” and everyone knows that coach Bill Belichick would love to get Garoppolo back. The team has spent heavily in free agency on both sides of the ball and are really just missing a solid quarterback.
As you can see below, New England is 10th in the Super Bowl odds at +2113 at the Americas Cardroom sportsbook. They will make a pretty big move up the oddsboard if they can land Garoppolo.
Here’s the current Super Bowl favorites:
1. Kansas City Chiefs (+460)
2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+575)
3. Buffalo Bills (+1303)
4. Los Angeles Rams (+1303)
5. Green Bay Packers (+1321)
6. San Francisco 49ers (+1500)
7. Baltimore Ravens (+1605)
8. Cleveland Browns (+1900)
9. Indianapolis Colts (+1911)
10. New England Patriots (+2113)
11. Seattle Seahawks (+2260)
12. Los Angeles Chargers (+2512)