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Incumbent NFL QBs who held off high draft picks

Yardbarker Logo By Sam Robinson of Yardbarker | Slide 2 of 24: The No. 62 overall pick in 2014, Jimmy Garoppolo was not expected to take over for Tom Brady within a year or two. But Brady endured a down 2013, leading to the Patriots taking a second-round QB for the first time in Brady's tenure. Garoppolo fared well during Brady's Deflategate ban in 2016, despite missing some time due to an injury during that window, and saw his stock rise around the league. With Brady returning to form, the Pats dealt Garoppolo months ahead of a possible 2018 franchise tag decision. Brady and Robert Kraft may or may not have engineered the move, and the legendary starter played two more seasons in New England.

Tom Brady

The No. 62 overall pick in 2014, Jimmy Garoppolo was not expected to take over for Tom Brady within a year or two. But Brady endured a down 2013, leading to the Patriots taking a second-round QB for the first time in Brady's tenure. Garoppolo fared well during Brady's Deflategate ban in 2016, despite missing some time due to an injury during that window, and saw his stock rise around the league. With Brady returning to form, the Pats dealt Garoppolo months ahead of a possible 2018 franchise tag decision. Brady and Robert Kraft may or may not have engineered the move, and the legendary starter played two more seasons in New England.

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