Patriots sign 2nd-round pick QB Garoppolo - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

Patriots sign 2nd-round pick QB Garoppolo

Posted: Updated:
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots signed second-round draft choice QB Jimmy Garoppolo to four-year contract on Monday.

Garoppolo was the top player in FBS last season at Eastern Illinois, winning the Walter Payton Award. He is likely to be New England's third quarterback behind Tom Brady and Ryan Mallett.

Chosen 62nd overall, Garoppolo started in all 45 games that he appeared in at Eastern Illinois, the same school that produced Dallas QB Tony Romo. Garoppolo completed 1,047 of 1,668 passes for 13,151 yards and 118 touchdowns. As a senior, he threw for 5,050 yards and 53 touchdowns.

New England has signed eight of its nine draft picks, with only first-round defensive tackle Dominique Easley of Florida unsigned.
  • Stay Connected

  • Like Us on Facebook
  • Follow Us on Twitter
Powered by WorldNow

WHDH TV 7NBC WLVI TV CW56
Sunbeam Television Corp
7 Bulfinch Place
Boston, MA 02114

News Tips: (800) 280-TIPS
Tell Hank: (855) 247-HANK
Corporate Media Services: (800) 642-1551

Can't find something?
Connect with us here:
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WHDH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.