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Book: 49ers had misgivings about Jimmy Garoppolo when they considered Tom Brady

Sep 30, 2021 at 11:20 AM--


Why did the San Francisco 49ers explore signing Tom Brady before free agency last year, less than month after a Super Bowl appearance with Jimmy Garoppolo? In part, they were motivated by questions about Garoppolo's intangibles.
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