The San Francisco 49ers have made plenty of moves during the opening of the NFL free agency, but a new report from Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller centers around a move they didn’t make back in 2017.

When the Niners acquired quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from the New England Patriots for a second-round pick, many in the NFL thought it was a favor from Pats head coach Bill Belichick.

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Now, with Tom Brady signing with the Tampa Buccaneers, Miller’s piece looks back at how the wheels were set in motion for the six-time Super Bowl champion to leave Foxboro.

Miller cites several sources in his story and says when 49ers GM John Lynch reached out about a potential Jimmy G trade, Belichick countered by offering Brady.

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