SAN FRANCISCO–Can’t blame the man for trying.
Sunday morning Jay Glazer told a funny story about John Lynch attempting to pry Tom Brady away from the Patriots.
According Jay Glazer, when Lynch originally reached out to the Patriots to see if Jimmy Garoppolo was available for trade, New England turned the deal down…saying that Garoppolo was completely off the trading block.
Lynch, undeterred, called back and asked Belichick if he would trade Tom Brady. Listen to Glazer tell the story:
John Lynch is a legend for trying to trade for Tom Brady 😂
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) November 5, 2017
Maybe John Lynch was playing the long game, asking Belichick to trade Brady so he would eventually lighten up his stance on Jimmy Garoppolo. Maybe that’s giving him too much credit.
Either way, you have to admire the fact that a first-year general manager looks like he’s exhausting all options to improve the roster. He was able to bring in Jimmy Garoppolo for relatively cheap, and is reportedly already tying to sign Garoppolo to a longer deal.
The real test for John Lynch will come next offseason, with a full battery of draft picks and nearly $115 million in cap space.