Originally Posted by Doomsday Dallas
What left is there to prove at that point?
Only way he doesn't retire is if he loses 2 weeks from now.
He needs to get his 6th ring.... hang out with Jordan... and call it a career.
Because there is zero percent chance, ZERO, that they would have traded Garoppolo if he was retiring. That trade would never ever happen unless he very strongly guaranteed to the Patriots he wasn't retiring.
And he knows that the fans of the Patriots and the US sports media will come after him very hard if he retired right after that trade. It would be the single dumbest thing he could do from a "legacy" standpoint.