Report: Browns interested in trading for Garoppolo

The Cleveland Browns are interested in trading for New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, depending how their draft evaluation goes over the next five weeks or so, sources told Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com.

The Browns will evaluate North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky and Clemson's DeShaun Watson to determine whether they should be drafted first overall - or at a later spot if the Browns decide to trade back, Cabot writes.

The Patriots are reportedly open to trading Garoppolo, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract, and are demanding at least a first- and fourth-round pick in return.

Garoppolo went 2-0 in a pair of starts this season, completing 42 of 59 passes for 496 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. He's been a proven asset for the Patriots, but with Tom Brady not planning to retire any time soon and Garoppolo's contract expiring next year, it makes sense for New England to move on from their former second-round pick this offseason.

The Browns have two first-round picks and three fourth-round picks if they wish to answer the Patriots' trade demands.

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