It's been two years since his now infamous proclamation that Tom Brady and the Patriots "aren't good anymore".
*Author pauses, attempts to relax, reduces blood temperature from boil to simmer*
Per NESN's Ricky Doyle, Dilfer refuted ESPN colleague Adam Schefter's report that New England is asking for first and fourth round picks for third year QB Jimmy Garoppolo. “I can promise you nobody is trading a first and a fourth for Jimmy" Dilfer rebutted.
It is unclear how much stock can be put into a Trent Dilfer promise. Has he spoken with front office executives around the league? One would think he would secure an actual source or two before bashing Schefter, who has built a career as arguably the most reliable league "insider" in today's media.
Dilfer went on to state that Garoppolo would net a combination a second and third round picks, yet contradicted himself just a moment later when he said “The only caveat to that is people are valuing first-round picks less and less these days."
Seemingly making it up as he went, Dilfer also said "There’s only a handful of players in the league you would trade a first and a fourth for.”
*Author attempts relaxation again*
The Sam Bradford trade netted the Eagles first and fourth round picks. Yes, this was out of last second desperation. However, for a team that is looking for their QB of the future, what more could you want than a young strong-armed athlete who has three years of seasoning under the greatest QB in history, and who would only carry a $885,077 2017 cap hit to his new club?
Year after year teams mortgage their futures moving up in the first round to grab "their guy". After being drafted in the second round, why does Dilfer feel Garoppolo's value hasn't increased at all, or only by the addition of a 3rd round pick? Perhaps Dilfer could take a gander at the pre-draft trades made this year by the Eagles and Rams to get their QBs:
Come on now Trent. Let's face it. You aren't good anymore.