Brady was serving a four-game suspension, and the Patriots played Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett while the superstar quarterback was out. Bennett told Jason and Devin McCourty on their “Double Coverage” podcast the Patriots lost one of the games because Garoppolo was being a “b—-.” For clarity, Garoppolo didn’t lose a start when he was with the Patriots. Brissett, on the other hand, estaba 1-1 when he started.
“Bro, we lost two games. One of them was because Jimmy Garoppolo was being a b—. He decided not to play right before the game. Jacoby came out and played with a f–ked up thumb and played his heart out, but Jimmy was just being a b—- about it all,” Bennett said, vía NBC Sports Boston.
“That’s why he … you can’t win with a b—- for a quarterback, en primer lugar. That was the whole thing with him. He didn’t want to come out and do anything because his agent was trying to protect his body or some shit like that. Cuales, I can’t fault him for that. But like, you should have made that decision on Thursday. Now it’s Sunday.”
Bennett played for the Patriots in 2016. Él tuvo 55 capturas para 701 yards and seven touchdowns. New England reacquired him in 2017, and he retired before the start of the 2018 temporada.
“So anyways, he’s not going out there, so now Jacoby straps up and we lost to the Buffalo Bills. We shouldn’t have lost. It was just last-minute, trying to make adjustments for what Jacoby could do,” Bennett added.
Garoppolo was eventually traded to the San Francisco 49ers and rattled off five straight wins when he was thrust into the starting role. He was given a lucrative contract and later led the 49ers to a berth in the Super Bowl during the 2019 temporada, which the Niners lost. But injuries hampered him in 2020 and now in 2021.
San Francisco drafted Trey Lance to bring competition to the quarterback position earlier this year. Garoppolo was named the starter, but Lance has played in certain packages. Garoppolo will start this week. Lance is injured.