Such is life when you’re the backup for Tom Brady. Despite Garoppolo’s performance, he was relegated to the sidelines once the legendary quarterback returned from suspension last year.
Garoppolo revealed a desire to eventually become a starter but denied being upset in his current position.
“I wouldn’t say frustrated is the word,” Garoppolo said to Albert Breer of The MMQB. “I’m happy. I think everything that happens, happens for a reason. I’m happy being here, I’ve gotten two Super Bowl rings. So I wouldn’t say I’m frustrated. Eager to play is probably a better way to put it. I’m just not used to being a backup. I want to be a starter, and compete to be a starter. That’s how I look at it.”
Garoppolo is in a tough position. After completing 68.3 percent of his passes for four touchdowns with no interceptions last season, many believe he would be a starter on numerous other teams. However, Garoppolo has been mentored by arguably the greatest player of all time in Brady, and is well-groomed to take over the franchise when the reigning Super Bowl MVP eventually retires.
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