Browns reportedly interested in trading for Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

By SI Wire
February 01, 2017

The Cleveland Browns are interested in trading for New England Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo this off-season, reports The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

According to the report, the team will decide what to do with the quarterback position during the draft evaluation process.

Cleveland has the No. 1 and No. 12 pick in the first round of April's draft, and could select prospects such as North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky or Clemson's Deshaun Watson.

Garoppolo, 25, has started two games in his career, both in 2016. He won both starts in relief of Tom Brady, who was serving a four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate. In total last season, Garoppolo appeared in six games completing 68% of his passes for 502 yards.

For his career, Garoppolo has attempted 94 passes, with five touchdowns and no interceptions. He has one year left on his original rookie contract and is set to make $820,000 in base salary next season.

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