Peter King's thoughts on Garoppolo pick

May, 15, 2014
Peter King of was a guest on ESPN Radio's "The Herd" program this week, and he was asked about the New England Patriots drafting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round (62nd overall).

Using a golf analogy, host Colin Cowherd asked King if he believes that Brady thinks he's now on the 14th or 15th hole of his NFL career.

"If you look at Brady now, he's going to be 37 this season, you clearly have two or three really prime years left," King responded. "A lot of people said, why are you wasting a second-round pick on a quarterback, but the way I look at it is that the Patriots needed an offensive weapon in the draft. They could have used a receiver or a tight end, we all know that. The only really good tight end worth taking right there is the [C.J.] Fiedorowicz kid from Iowa. At that point, there had been [six] receivers taken in the second round alone.

"If you have a chance to get a guy who you think, three to four years from now has a really good chance to succeed Tom Brady, why not do it if you have a belief in this kid? Train him, put him in your system, and hope the Aaron Rodgers story happens again."

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter



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