It seems like a good bet Jimmy Garoppolo will be traded somewhere this offseason. The New England Patriots are working on an extension with Tom Brady, and he looks like he might make good on his promise to play into his mid-40s (he turns 40 before next season). The Patriots can’t really pay $20 million or so to franchise tag Brady’s backup, they can’t give Garoppolo a starting-quarterback-level contract with Brady still in place, and one would have to imagine Garoppolo would want to go somewhere else and start.
Martellus Bennett, the Patriots tight end who just won his first Super Bowl, should have the ability to cash in this offseason as a free agent. Unless, of course, he’s willing to take less money to remain in New England, which is exactly what Patriots fans are hoping for. But those fans probably shouldn’t get their hopes up. Or, at the very least, they should keep those hopes to themselves, because on Wednesday, Bennett told fans to stop telling him to take a pay cut. He did it in the most Bennett way. On Twitter, he wrote: “All I’m saying is cut your own grass don’t be all in my garden f------ with my fruit while weeds are growing all over yours.” Makes sense. He also posted this: He’s not
The good news for the 2016 Redskins was that they didn’t collapse after winning the division the previous season as has been their pattern in the past. The bad news was that they didn’t take the next step and improve from a franchise that can compete to make the playoffs into one that is playing multiple postseason games year in and year out. That work begins right now for Jay Gruden, Scot McCloughan and the players. In the coming weeks, Redskins reporters Rich Tandler and JP Finlay will examine the biggest questions facing the Redskins as another offseason gets rolling. Will the Redskins make a change at left guard? Tandler: When looking at the key plays that were responsible for the Redskins