The Patriots have finally signed rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, the team's second round draft pick out of Eastern Illinois.
Garoppolo is the eighth Patriots rookie out of nine draft picks to sign. Only first round pick Dominique Easley, a defensive tackle from Florida, has yet to sign.
The terms of Garoppolo's deal were not disclosed by the team. But the Boston Globe's Ben Volin reports it was for four years, $3.3 million and included a signing bonus of $853,744.
#Patriots sign 2nd round pick QB Jimmy Garoppolo. It's a 4-year deal worth about $3.3 million and a signing bonus of $853,744— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) June 2, 2014
As the 62nd overall pick of the draft, and the highest selected quarterback by the Patriots since Drew Bledsoe, Garoppolo is seen as Tom Brady's future replacement.