NBC Sports Boston Insiders Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry talk about the New England Patriots and the NFL.
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1:10 - Tom Curran and Phil Perry discuss why the Patriots decided now to trade backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
2:06 - Listen to Bill Belichick's opening statement in his conference call to the media about the trade.
5:08 - The issue that would have arose if the Patriots decided to franchise tag Garoppolo, why they couldn't agree on a contract extension, and how he wanted to become a starting quarterback with another team.
12:11 - If Robert Kraft had a say in the quarterback situation, wanting to trade Garoppolo and keep Tom Brady.
17:46 - Could the Patriots have gotten more for Garoppolo? Would the value have been better if they traded him earlier?
23:50 - Curran and Perry wonder if the Patriots will draft a quarterback next year and if that player will be treated similarly to Garoppolo.
31:18 - Jerod Mayo joins to give his thoughts on the Garoppolo trade, Kraft's involvement, his own experiences with Garoppolo, why the offense is struggling in the red zone, and having the green dot on the defense.