By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to ESPN, New England Patriots head coach and defacto general manager Bill Belichick were reportedly “furious” when Patriots owner Robert Kraft told Belichick to trade quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. ESPN released a shocking story on the Patriots on Friday that details the dysfunction that is currently going on with the Patriots.
There is a rift going on within the team, as Kraft has reportedly picked the side of Brady over Belichick. Despite the team’s success, there are turmoil that could take them down — including this being the potential last season that Belichick is the head coach.
The ESPN story details several problems that has caused this rift. One of the rifts was the Belichick was reluctant to deal Garoppolo, who was the back up for the team, before being dealt by the Patriots late last year to the San Francisco 49ers in October.
The story details a closed door meeting two weeks prior to the November 1st trade deadline. This particular meeting lasted half the day and, according to ESPN, friends of Belichick “was furious and demoralized” after being told that he had to Garoppolo — and find a new quarterback to develop to replace Brady.
Belichick, who passed on dealing Garoppolo in the past, was dealt to the 49ers for a second-round draft pick on October 30th. He went 5-0 as a starter to end the season with his new team.
Garoppolo, the story says, rejected extension offers that could have potentially paid him $17-18 million per season. Brady was also reportedly “liberated” by the fact that Garoppolo was no longer on the team.
The ESPN blockbuster revelations even said that Brady and Kraft embraced each other in front of several players the week that Garopplo was dealt.
This is reportedly not the first-time that Brady has had issues with his backup quarterbacks. The ESPN story says that Garoppolo attempted to go to a TB12 Sports Therapy Center, but was reportedly locked out. Even Alex Guerrero, who was recently blocked from the Patriots locker room, who is also his business partner with the TB12 Sports Theraphy Center, denies seeing Garoppolo.
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