Dominique Clare


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Jimmy Garoppolo: Record against winning teams

Published on Sports and Fitness Digest

Jimmy Garoppolo has experienced a solid but injury-ridden NFL career so far. He started his career as a potential Tom Brady replacement. It didn’t work out that way as he ended up being traded to the San Francisco 49ers. Injuries have created a lot of what-ifs but even at that, he was only one win away from his first Super Bowl last season. Through the ups and downs, Garoppolo has been one of the most winning QBs against winning teams since entering the NFL.

People typically bring up a quarterback’s record against winning teams to discredit a quarterback who is often otherwise successful. I see people use this argument to say players like Kirk Cousins and Matthew Stafford are not good and just put up empty stats.

Before we get into how well Jimmy Garoppolo has fared, I want to make clear that quarterback wins are a team statistic. Very few quarterbacks in the NFL have a winning record against teams who finished the season above .500 in the league. Even Aaron Rodgers has struggled against winning teams. Quarterbacks obviously have a big impact, but it is still a team game. (READ FULL STORY HERE)