Jimmy Garoppolo - How's His Career From Here?

What does Jimmy G accomplish from 2021 to the end of his career?


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Jungleland

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Aug 2, 2009
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With Jimmy's near term San Francisco future taking up an inordinate amount of space in the "Pats QB Options" thread, as well as my own utter inability to wait any longer for the draft, I thought a pulse check on where the community as a whole stands on JG might be a fun diversion (and move some of the discussion out of the Hopeful Sons of Justin Fields thread).

Think of the options as an overall referendum on how good Jimmy is - obviously "multi future championship winner" is not necessarily the most likely path from here on out for even Mahomes or Brady, but on a poll on either of them would be a must-have option. I'm also purposefully excluding a "career ending injury' option - feel free to use health as a skill criteria, but I don't think it deserves its own choice here. In other words, which option here feels most in line with your April 2021 evaluation of Jimmy Garoppolo's talent?
 
Sep 1, 2019
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Voted middle-of-the-pack and injured. Based on his history, that's what he is. Maybe a rich man's Sam Bradford. Better looking so the media love him; maybe a more favorable career arc there.
 

Jungleland

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Weird poll, can't really answer. Why are half the options about how good his team can be, and half about where he ranks among league QBs?
Imo, the two are largely aligned and I tried to differentiate a fair range of outcomes equivalent roughly to where he'd fall in the hierarchy of QB's. Loosely speaking I'd say a top 6-7 guy is going to make his team a threat to go deep in the playoffs in any given year unless the roster sucks. Rounding out the top 1/3 to half of QBs you have players who could win it all in the right circumstance but are going to need a quality roster. A middle of the pack QB can win it all but he's never going to be an MVP candidate and he's never winning the super bowl singlehandedly short of a freak Flacco 2013 run. I suppose I could have made every option explicitly around ranking but you live and you learn.
 
Feb 19, 2015
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I voted middle of the pack but to me that doesn't rule out a SB championship on the right team. Manning was worse than middle of the pack when he won his last one.
 

Morgan's Magic Snowplow

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Voted one more chance to start (which I interpret as going to a team post-SF and being "the guy" again), then career backup.

I think he goes somewhere else after 2021, starts for a couple more years with only middling success, then that team decides to move on and at that point he is 32-33 and in the late-stage Ryan Fitzpatrick part of his career.