"I haven't thought about it too much, to be honest," Garoppolo told CSN New England. "My main thing is, I'm a rookie. I haven't earned any stripes. I haven't done anything on the field."
Garoppolo addressed the situation not only by praising Brady but also by adding that he plans to view Mallett as a mentor as well.
"Just the way Tom has poise in the pocket, the way he throws the ball, it's pretty picture perfect, if you ask me," the Eastern Illinois product told WEEI-FM. "Just to learn as much as I can from him and Ryan from a short period of time."
For kicks, Garoppolo was asked a second time by CSN New England about his thoughts on potentially replacing a legend.
"I haven't put too much thought into it to be honest," he answered.
He might as well have said "it is what it is" to end the interview. Considering the way he skillfully side-stepped the bait with that nonanswer, he'll fit in the locker room at Gillette Stadium just fine.