As the New Orleans Saints look to figure out their offense in the 2022 season, they need to start with finding a quarterback who can help them win games. Even with his flaws, Jimmy Garoppolo has won games since he became a starter and that shouldn’t go unnoticed.
Bucky Brooks of NFL.com listed five potential landing spots for Garoppolo in 2022 and beyond and the Saints were on the list. Here is what Brooks had to say about his decision to include New Orleans here:
"If the Saints’ new coach isn’t from Sean Payton’s coaching tree, he might want to handpick his own quarterback to jump-start the team’s rebuilding efforts. Garoppolo would not only give the Saints a veteran quarterback with a winning pedigree and excellent intangibles, but he would offer more stability at the position than Taysom Hill or Jameis Winston. Despite his flaws, the eighth-year pro has a knack for getting his team into the winner’s circle, and that trait must be considered when rebuilding the Saints after a 15-year run of success in the Payton era."
It’s hard to deny any of this. Garoppolo knows how to win games in the NFL and yes, he would provide a hell of a lot more stability than Taysom Hill, who is battling a Lisfranc injury, and Jameis Winston, who isn’t even with the team as of now due to being a free agent.
All Jimmy Garoppolo does is win, Saints should take notice
Jimmy G was one overthrown ball away from winning Super Bowl LIV against the Chiefs and he almost got his Niners back to the big game this season. While Garoppolo is able to win games and get his team to big games, he’d be an expensive acquisition for whatever team opts to trade for him.
He’s said that he wants to go to a contender and the Saints could be that with Garoppolo but can they afford him? That’s the big question here.
Kristen Wong of Who Dat Dish wrote that Garoppolo is not the answer for New Orleans and I’d have to say that I agree. While he’s able to win games and get his team to the bright stages of the postseason, the defense and run game have been a bigger part of those victories. Garoppolo has proven when it comes down to him needing to win the game, he can’t deliver.
Why add a quarterback that can’t win in the big moments?
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