Expected to make "concerted effort" to land Pats backup QB
The Chicago Bears will make a strong, concerted effort to acquire quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from the Patriots, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. The Illinois native is far and away their top offseason priority.(CBS Sports)
FF Today's Take:The Bears figure to receive competition from the Browns, Jets and 49ers among others in the quarterback market this spring, and Garoppolo could be considered the biggest catch of the bunch. The asking price for Garoppolo is expected to be somewhere in the range of a first- and a fourth-rounder, which is high for a fourth-year pro who has attempted 94 career passes. At that price, Chicago may be better trying its luck with a rookie like Mitch Trubisky or Deshaun Watson.
Browns to make a run at Garoppolo?-- Wed Feb 1 7:00 am --
Hue Jackson wants to improve the QB position
Sources say the Browns' interest in Jimmy Garoppolo is real and that they'll try to trade for him depending on how their draft evaluations go over the next five weeks or so.
If the Browns decide to draft Mitch Trubisky or Deshaun Watson in the first round, they'll be much less likely to pursue the Patriots' backup -- but wouldn't rule it out.(Cleveland Plain-Dealer)
FF Today's Take:It appears Cody Kessler and Robert Griffin III will have some company this upcoming season as head coach Hue Jackson seems intent on adding a quarterback through the draft or free agency. The Browns have the No.1 and No.12 pick in the draft giving them enough fire power to pull off a trade if need be.