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.
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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