Perhaps New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will coach Jimmy Garoppolo again somewhere down the road.
McDaniels shared this conversation with Garoppolo after the quarterback’s San Francisco 49ers beat the Patriots 33-6 in Week 7:
McDaniels: I’ll stay in touch.
Garoppolo: Yeah, no doubt, man.
McDaniels: All right. Good luck.
Garoppolo: Good luck the rest of the way, Josh.
McDaniels: Thanks, you too.
You can see the exchange at the 2:10 mark in this video:
Garoppolo played under McDaniels on the Patriots from 2014 until Halloween 2017 when the QB was traded to the 49ers.
The 49ers don’t seem fully committed to Garoppolo after reportedly showing interest in quarterback Tom Brady this past offseason in free agency. Garoppolo will be a free agent in 2023 but has little guaranteed money left on his contract after this season.
McDaniels is a candidate for head coaching vacancies every offseason. Even if McDaniels doesn’t leave New England, the Patriots could be in the hunt for a quarterback this upcoming offseason.