Robert Kraft: “No One Knows” How Jimmy Garoppolo Will Respond

By Jessica Kleinschmidt
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With the NFL season just around the corner, one of the biggest question marks surrounding the league is New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

Who is he? Will he respond to being thrown out there as the starter?

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been asked this question numerous times. He recently told MMQB’s Peter King that the second-year quarterback is a mystery.

My gut feeling is the same as yours,” the Patriots owner said. “He is a very hard worker, a very fine young man, but until the bullets are flying and you’re out there, no one knows. Think about how many of these first-round picks, even, don’t make it. He works hard and he studies hard, though.”

Seems like Kraft is answering questions so he doesn’t have to say “I told you so” in the near future. We are all on the edge of our seats to learn more about Garoppolo, especially if he’s called on to replace Tom Brady for the first four regular season games.

It will be interesting to see what the Patriots do with the second-year quarterback when training camp and the preseason comes calling. Knowing Bill Belichick, he’s not going to hold Garoppolo back.

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