ESPN reported the Dolphins are trading the No. 3 overall pick to the 49ers in exchange for the No.12 pick, a third-round pick and first-round picks in 2022 and 2023, a move that may signal San Francisco is in the market for a quarterback.
“Just recently I was talking to somebody in the league who I really trust,” Russini said Thursday on ESPN’s “Get Up.” “He’s got good information. He said, ‘Do not take the Jimmy Garoppolo trade off the table.’ That is something New England is still sniffing out.”
She continued: “Bill [Belichick] doesn’t like to put his cards out on the table, so most [people] think, ‘Oh, well if we all know about that, that probably won’t happen.’ But there is definitely a tone in the league that it could still go down.”
The Patriots recently re-signed Cam Newton to another one-year deal, but according to Russini, that doesn’t mean the team is committed to him as their No. 1.
“His contract tells you how they feel about him. They don’t think he’s the future of the New England Patriots,” she said. “In terms of playing — because that’s what this is going to come down at the end of the day. Everyone can like each other and get along and Kumbaya, but he’s gotta go out there and perform.”
Friday’s blockbuster trade between Miami and San Francisco is a good indication that Garoppolo’s time might be up, leaving the door wide open for New England.