The Buccaneers may not have much behind Tom Brady at quarterback, but that doesn’t mean that they need to go after Jimmy Garoppolo.
No one on the planet should be supremely confident in what the Buccaneers have at quarterback for the post-Tom Brady era.
However, this doesn’t mean that Tampa needs to go out and give up picks or money to sign one of the most mediocre quarterbacks to ever play the game.
Jimmy Garoppolo is not transcendent. He is not the record of his team. Quarterback wins aren’t a stat. They aren’t a metric. They are the worst way to evaluate a player. QB wins are the same thing as corner wins; they don’t matter.
This may seem like a scathing review of a quarterback that made it to the NFC Championship and the Super Bowl in two years over the past few seasons, but we need to shoot this idea down before anyone starts to run with one of Colin Cowherd’s recent proposals.
Is Jimmy G the best bridge quarterback in the NFL, or did he simply go to the best team in the NFL to hide the shortcomings of a mediocre quarterback?
Despite having a great defense, offensive line, run scheme, and one of the best offensive coaches in the NFL, Garoppolo has never been more than decent. Always falling below 4,000 passing yards and never topping 27 passing touchdowns should be looked at as pedestrian, yet some in the community overlook this due to the success created by his teammates.
Jimmy G is a decent quarterback, but he is not one that the Buccaneers need to target for a scheme that asks far more of quarterbacks than any that he has played in before.
This type of scheme exposes guys. San Francisco’s scheme is able to hide a weak arm better than any in the league.
Blaine Gabbert may not be the truth as a backup, but that doesn’t mean that another mediocre quarterback is the right move either.
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