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QB coach raves about Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo

INDIANAPOLIS — The New England Patriots must be sitting back and cackling at teams forced to select a quarterback in the 2015 NFL draft. It gets barren very quickly after Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, when teams are forced to choose between the “pro ready” Sean Mannion, the upside-heavy Brett Hundley and Blake Sims’ elite athleticism. The Patriots ticked off fans...
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Garoppolo: Patriots’ Offense Is A Picture-Perfect Fit For Me

NEW YORK — Jimmy Garoppolo brought everyone he knew to Radio City Music Hall in New York for the 2014 NFL draft — seriously. Garoppolo arrived at his post-draft news conference on Friday night with his mother and father, his brothers Tommy, Mikey and Billy and his friends from Eastern Illinois, John, Adam, Pete, Nico and Jerome. It was a long two-night and 62-pick wait for...
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Draft Jimmy Garoppolo, Quarterback Out Of Eastern Illinois

With their second-round pick, the New England Patriots might have found the heir to Tom Brady’s throne. The Patriots selected Jimmy Garoppolo, a quarterback out of Eastern Illinois, with the 62nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft on Friday. The 6-foot-2, 226-pound quarterback is one of only two quarterbacks in Football Championship Subdivision history to throw for more than 5...
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Garoppolo Eastern Illinois NFL Draft Breakdown

In 2013, Jimmy Garoppolo won the Walter Payton Award winner and earned the 2013 FCS National Offensive Player of the Year, named OVC Offensive Player of the Year. He led all NCAA Division I players in passing yards and touchdown passes and named National Player of the Week two times (SIU ISU games). Garoppolo became EIU career leader in pass completions versus Illinois State and has se...
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Garoppolo: Should He Be On The Jaguars' Radar?

Instead of hitching their wagon to Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel or Blake Bortles, maybe the Jacksonville Jaguars should wait until this coming weekend to really decide if chasing a quarterback with their first pick is really worth it.In six days, the Jaguars and the rest of the NFL will see Jimmy Garoppolo play in his second all-star game in as many weeks.“Excuse me,” you...
Via Football Nation
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynch struggles, Garoppolo stars as East tops West in showdown

In their bids to impress to pro scouts evaluating the East-West Shrine game, small school quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo thrived while Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch struggled. Garoppolo replaced Lynch after his better known counterpart from Northern Illinois threw a couple of early interceptions and wound up stealing the show. Coastal Carolina's Matt Hazel scored on a 1-yard...
Via Fox Sports
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Scouting: East West Shrine top performers include Jimmy Garoppolo Eastern Illinois QB

A staple in college football since 1925, the game has consistently proven to be a launch pad for players seeking professional careers in the NFL. The East-West Shrine Game is the longest running college all-star game in the country. More than 100 players from the 88th East-West Shrine Game signed with professional football teams in 2013. On average, more than 275 East-West Shr...
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Eastern Illinois crushes Tennessee St 51-10

Jimmy Garoppolo passed for 240 yards and three touchdowns as Eastern Illinois crushed Tennessee State 51-10 in the second round of the FBC playoffs Saturday. Eastern Illinois (12-1) will face Towson next week, which beat Fordham 48-28 earlier in the day. The Panthers built a 16-0 first quarter lead on a Taylor Duncan 3-yard TD run, a Cameron Berra 25-yard field goal and Garoppolo...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

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