Pats receive 2018 second-round pick
Major QB shakeup: 49ers trading 2018 2nd-round draft pick to New England for Patriots’ QB Jimmy Garoppolo, sources tell ESPN. (ESPN – Adam Schefter)
Nerdy Football Analysis: With Tom Brady showing no drop-off and wanting to play multiple years beyond 2017, it didn’t make a lot of sense for the Patriots to franchise Garoppolo. On the 49ers’ side, they hope he can be the “franchise quarterback” they have lacked for what seems like a generation. Expect Garoppolo to sit for a week or two as he learns enough of the playbook to not embarrass himself. It now appears as if the Kirk Cousins’ free-agent tour will not include a trip to the bay area next spring.