The Patriots are hoping they've found a successor to Tom Brady in former Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
And while he still has a ways to go when it comes to football, in terms of looks Garoppolo may be ahead of Brady.
Garoppolo didn't get much national exposure during his college career, so last week's NFL draft provided many spectators with their first look at him. And when he was selected with the 62nd overall pick, people weren't shy about how they felt:
I was betting on Lindsey Duke stealing the show at the draft, but GODDAMN Jimmy Garoppolo is a handsome bro.
— Tim Dwyer (@T_Dwyer) May 8, 2014
(Duke is the girlfriend of quarterback Blakes Bortles, taken third overall by Jacksonville.)
Handsome. RT @MikeReiss: Scout talk on Jimmy Garoppolo: Smart. Tremendous anticipation. Productive. Hard worker. Drafted in projected range.
— Alex Flanagan (@Alex_Flanagan) May 10, 2014
Jimmy Garoppolo to the Patriots. Patriots now have the most handsome QB depth chart. @nicolezaloumis is loving it.
— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) May 10, 2014
And now, a new (and admittedly unscientific) poll confirms that Garopollo is more handsome than his model teammate. Outsports.com asked readers to vote on which QB was better-looking, and as of Monday night Garopollo was winning in a landslide. The 22-year-old from suburban Chicago garnered about 80 percent of the 2,660 votes cast.
Want to judge for yourself? Here are a few photos from Garopollo's Instagram account: