Tom Brady announced almost two weeks ago that he was giving up his fight, and would end pursuit of exoneration in Deflate-gate: The Saga, meaning he’d be suspended for the first four games of this season. Which means the New England Patriots know that third-year backup Jimmy Garoppolo will be starting those games, and he must get more first-team reps during training camp than he normally does. Garoppolo, a second-round pick out of Eastern Illinois who has just 31 attempts in his first two seasons, will be at the helm for a not-too-easy quartet of games to open the season: at Arizona, then home against the Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans and Buffalo Bills.
The Buffalo Bills are pursuing recently released quarterback Nick Foles, according to a tweet from Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole. Where does Foles fit in on the Bills? With Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel entering the last year of their deals, he could sign a multi-year deal to be the veteran bridge should Taylor not re-sign. Or, he might want a one-year deal and compete with Manuel head-to-head. The Bills will be a good landing spot for Foles if he’s looking to get another starting job in the future. Taylor’s playing style means the backup will likely see some time, and the only player he would have to beat out is Manuel. Looking at the other potential landing spots on the list, the Jets are the only