Belichick laughed at mention of Tom Brady trade, 49ers GM says

Belichick laughed at mention of Tom Brady trade, 49ers GM says

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass — Bill Belichick laughed at the mention of a Tom Brady trade, according to the general manager of the 49ers.

San Francisco negotiated a trade to bring the Pats' backup quarterback Jimmy Garroppolo out west, but an interview with a Barstool Sports podcast revealed their may have brought up an alternative.

The 49ers general manager John Lynch was interviewed on Pardon My Take Monday morning and a video posted to Twitter shows the GM talking about his dealings with the Patriots.

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"We were calling about Jimmy and had that conversation," he explained. "Bill laughed at me and basically hung up on me. But, hey, I took my shot."

John Lynch was in his first year as the general manager of the 49ers. He played for the Broncos and the Buccaneers before becoming a member of the Patriots' practice squad briefly in 2008.