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49ers GM John Lynch reportedly asked Bill Belichick about trading Tom Brady

Ryan Hannable
November 05, 2017 - 1:49 pm

According to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, when 49ers GM John Lynch attempted to acquire Jimmy Garoppolo from the Patriots this offseason and was turned down, he then asked Bill Belichick about the availability of Tom Brady.

“So Lynch calls back," Glazer said. "‘Garoppolo’s off limits. Will you trade us Tom Brady?’ Belichick said, ‘What did you just ask me?’ [Lynch said>, ‘I’m asking would you trade us Tom Brady? You said Garoppolo’s off limits.’ He goes, ‘Did you just ask me if you’d trade Tom Brady … Did you just ask me if I’d trade the greatest quarterback of all time?’"

Of course, the Patriots ultimately traded Garoppolo to the 49ers this week for a 2018 second-round pick.