Every year we give our premium content members a team-by-team, player-by-player look at the NFL season that was. The coverage will be in-depth, but because the Dynasty Capsule series begins immediately after the season, we won’t use it to discuss free agency or the draft. Come see us in early May once Mr. Irrelevant is off the board for another 32-article series giving you the same detailed discussion you’ll see below.
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The New England Patriots made one of the more notable trades of the 2017 season, sending quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a 2018 second-round pick. Garoppolo has been impressive so far the 49ers, leading them to five straight victories to close out the year. He averaged 308.4 yards passing with six touchdowns and five interceptions during that stretch.
His December DLF ADP is 147.0, near where Patrick Mahomes and Mitchell Trubisky are being selected. I like the futures of all three of these young quarterbacks. However, would prefer Garoppolo right now based on what he has shown this season and the fact he is tied with Kyle Shanahan (assuming he re-signs with the 49ers).
Some quarterbacks being taken a few rounds earlier than Garoppolo include Derek Carr, Matt Ryan, and Matthew Stafford. I could envision Garoppolo passing these players over the next couple of seasons if the 49ers are able to add some more talented receivers around him. The hype surrounding him is undoubtedly very high right now, but he could be a nice buy-high target whose value could continue to rise.