The heir apparent to Tom Brady and the golden boy of the NFL…until 2018: Jimmy G
Jimmy Garoppolo (5 yrs/ $137.5 mil)
Games Started: 10
Games Missed: 15
Passing Touchdowns: 16
Passing Yards: 2,780
Completion %: 65.1
Passing Attempts: 330
Passes Completed: 216
Rushing Yards: 33
Rushing TDs: 1
Overall Record: 8-2
Playoff Games: 0
Playoff Record: N/A
SB Appearances: 0
At first when seeing this name some of you may laugh because it isn’t exactly a fair comparison because we don’t have a full track record for the infamous Jimmy G. Like I said in the beginning this is where we as Tennessee Titans fans need to gain a full perspective.
We have looked at Mr. Consistent in Joe Flacco from a consistent organization, with a competitive team.
Then the extreme pass heavy offense with Carr, who’s had a couple injuries, and chaos with an organization around him.
The thing all of these guys have in common is when they got paid on their second contract all of them set the market and became the highest paid quarterback at the time of the deal. Therefore, we look into Jimmy Garoppolo and how a team could justify paying him such a large sum of money.
We all talk about Marcus being injury prone, but when looking at injury prone, I would look at this gentleman. Was only asked to start four games for a suspended Tom Brady, and couldn’t make that as in his second start he suffered a shoulder injury that kept him out and got Jacoby Brisett out there to make a name for himself.
Then after going 5-0 in 2017 with the 49ers, and becoming a hot commodity where everything is based off of potential, he got paid a second contract without accomplishing anything.
Then after getting paid, having a nice offseason, looking primed to be the sexy pick to make a playoff run he suffers a torn ACL three games in and misses the rest of the season. How would that go over with Tennessee Titans fans here?
You trade for a QB, who showed lightning in a bottle, now handicapped the team with his contract, and the only thing you have to show for it is Nick Mullens? Thus I ask now looking at this would you as a Tennessee Titans fan want to pay Marcus knowing you got a guy who has helped lead us to three straight winning seasons, a playoff win, and plays more than five games a season?