Who Is Jimmy Garoppolo, Tom Brady’s Quarterback Replacement?
Jimmy Garoppolo will be stepping up to fill Tom Brady’s spot as starting QB in the wake of Brady’s suspension from the first four Patriot games.
Meet Jimmy Garoppolo
Brady recently earned a four game suspension for his alleged role in Deflategate, leaving his spot open for Garoppolo, who is currently in his second year playing with the Patriots in the NFL.
Garoppolo, 23, previously played for Eastern Illinois, where he broke Tony Romo’s school record for most touchdowns, and was a second round pick at the draft last year. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick had nothing but good things to say about the young player back in December, telling reporters, “Jimmy has worked hard and consistently improved every week… He’s durable, healthy, out there every day, keeps getting better. He’s been better and has a better understanding of the league.”
For casual fans of football who loved Brady for his good looks, rest assured Garoppolo is more than ready to take up Brady’s heartthrob QB mantle.
Need further proof? He also did the ALS Ice Bucket challenge in his boxers: