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Report: 49ers GM John Lynch asked Bill Belichick about trading Brady

(Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

Today’s lesson is, “You don’t score, if you don’t shoot.”

And that’s apparently what San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch was thinking while searching for a new franchise quarterback for his team.

Months before finalizing a deal to bring Jimmy Garoppolo to San Francisco, Lynch had attempted to land the young Patriots backup. When Patriots head coach and general manager Bill Belichick denied his request, Lynch decided to shoot for the stars.

According to FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer, Lynch then quickly tried to reset the conversation by inquiring about the availability of Tom Brady instead.

Obviously, Belichick turned Lynch down, but he did accept Lynch’s offer for Garoppolo before the NFL’s trade deadline, which shows you how much confidence the Patriots have in their 40-year-old quarterback.

While Belichick isn’t afraid to get rid of some of his best players, he apparently made it clear that Brady isn’t one of them.

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