Boston Globe writer longs for Jimmy G to be back on Pats

The take was sent before Garoppolo scored his first touchdown of the day.

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1/17/2022 3:55:00 AM

The take was sent before Garoppolo scored his first touchdown of the day.

The take was sent before Garoppolo scored his first touchdown of the day.

Tom Pennington/Getty ImagesJimmy Garoppolo’s first drive against the Cowboys on Sunday saw him complete all three of the passes he attempted for 43 yards, and ended with an Elijah Mitchell rushing touchdown. This was apparently enough for Boston Globe senior NFL writer Ben Volin to send out a pretty powerful take about the New England Patriots’ quarterbacking situation.

Patriots would’ve had a better season with Garoppolo. Though he obviously is much more expensive than Mac— Ben Volin (@BenVolin)January 16, 2022"Patriots would’ve had a better season with Garoppolo. Though he obviously is much more expensive than Mac," Volin wrote.

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Jimmy Garoppolo of the San Francisco 49ers looks to pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the first quarter in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game. Tom Pennington/Getty Images Jimmy Garoppolo’s first drive against the Cowboys on Sunday saw him complete all three of the passes he attempted for 43 yards, and ended with an Elijah Mitchell rushing touchdown. This was apparently enough for Boston Globe senior NFL writer Ben Volin to send out a pretty powerful take about the New England Patriots’ quarterbacking situation. Patriots would’ve had a better season with Garoppolo. Though he obviously is much more expensive than Mac — Ben Volin (@BenVolin) January 16, 2022 "Patriots would’ve had a better season with Garoppolo. Though he obviously is much more expensive than Mac," Volin wrote. Many Pats fans were quick to dismiss the post as lazy, and perhaps this was something that Volin fired off on his phone with just a couple seconds of thought, but even if you disagree with the idea, perhaps you can understand why it came out at all. The NFL’s longstanding Evil Empire just finished its second Tom Brady-less season this century where the rival Buffalo Bills absolutely whooped them in the first round of the playoffs, 47-17. Mac Jones had some decent stats, but he wasn’t exactly stellar in his performance. The stuff that looked good on the box score all happened in garbage time, when it was clear that the Bills were moving onto the next round. So let’s give this Globe writer’s take some serious consideration. Beyond the price tag, would it necessarily have been better for the Patriots to have Garoppolo over Jones at quarterback this season, or even just this past game? Top Picks In Shopping