Jimmy Garoppolo was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round (62nd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
- Did not see action serving as Tom Brady's backup in the AFC Championship at Denver (1/24).
- Did not see action serving as Tom Brady's backup in the playoff victory vs. Kansas City (1/16).
- Completed 1-of-4 passes for six yards on the Patriots final drive at Miami (1/3).
- Did not see action serving as Tom Brady's backup at N.Y. Jets (12/27).
- Did not see action serving as Tom Brady's backup in the win vs. Houston (12/20).
- Did not see action serving as Tom Brady's backup in the win at Houston (12/13).
- Did not see action serving as Tom Brady's backup vs. Philadelphia (12/6).
- Did not see action serving as Tom Brady's backup at Denver (11/29).
- Did not see action serving as Tom Brady's backup in the win vs. Buffalo (11/23).
- Did not see action serving as Tom Brady's backup in the win at N.Y. Giants (11/15).
- Saw action on the final kneel-down in the win vs. Washington (11/8).
- Saw action on four handoff in the last Patriots possession of the win vs. Miami (10/29).
- Did not see action serving as Tom Brady’s backup in the win vs. the New York Jets (10/25).
- Did not see action serving as Tom Brady’s backup in the win at Indianapolis (10/18).
- Saw action on the final two kneel-downs in the win at Dallas (10/11).
- Saw action in two plays on the last drive in the win vs. Jacksonville (9/27).
- Did not see action serving as Tom Brady's backup through the first three weeks of the season.
2014 (6/0, 1/0)
- Served as backup quarterback to Tom Brady. Appeared in six regular-season games in relief of Brady, completing 19-of-27 passes (70.4 %) for 182 yards and one touchdown.
- Played in one postseason game but did not accrue any statistics.
- Saw his first game action at Kansas City (9/29) after the game was out of reach and engineered a seven play, 81-yard drive that included a 37-yard pass to Brandon LaFell before he culminated the drive with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski. His first NFL completion was a five-yard pass to Julian Edelman.
- Came on for the final series in the win vs. Chicago (10/26), completing 3-of-3 passes for 22 yards to set up a Patriots field goal.
- Played the entire second half of the season finale vs. Buffalo (12/28), completing 10-of-17 passes for 90 yards. Also rushed four times for 16 yards.
- Came on for the final two offensive plays - both handoffs - in the AFC Championship Game win vs. Indianapolis (1/18).
- Started all 45 games that he appeared in for Eastern Illinois, completing 1,047-of-1,668 passes (62.8%) for 13,151 yards, 118 touchdowns and 51 interceptions. Added eight rushing touchdowns on 260 carries.
- Generated 13,089 yards in total offense in his career and was responsible for 126 touchdowns. Also handled some punting duties, kicking nine times for 287 yards (31.9 avg).
- Finished sixth in Football Championship Subdivision annals with 118 touchdown passes and seventh with 13,151 yards passing.
- Set Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) records with 1,047 pass completions for 13,151 yards and 118 touchdowns.
- Garoppolo's 13,089 yards in total offense saw him join New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton (10,298 yards; 1983-86) as the only Panthers to generate at least 10,000 yards in total offense for Eastern Illinois.
- Played quarterback at Rolling Meadows and passed for 1,888 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior, earning Northwest Suburban All-Area honors.
- Also rushed for 563 yards and seven touchdowns, helping lead his team to Mid-Suburban East League championships and IHSA Class 7A playoff berth.
- As a junior, passed for 2,072 yards and 18 touchdowns while completing 152-of-253 (60.1%) passes as a junior. Added 552 yards and 7 touchdowns on the ground.
- Brother Mike played football at Western Illinois.
- Studied management at Eastern Illinois.