Can a former Super Bowl starter elevate the Philadelphia Eagles?
Over the past two years, only three quarterbacks have seen playing time in the Super Bowl: Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes, and Jimmy Garoppolo. While this is definitely an example of a cherry-picked stat, it’s definitely nothing to scoff at.
The Eagles adding a quarterback like Garoppolo could add a boost to their offense and strengthen both their running and passing game.
Despite the Super Bowl season, Garoppolo’s career in San Francisco has been perceived to be lackluster. He’s had injury issues for two of the three years he has been a 49er, he has a 22-8 record in his 30 starts. He’s had an average of 237.2 yards per game in the past three years, and a QBR of 98.1.
Adding Jimmy Garoppolo would not only add a decent-when-healthy QB, but it would also add a positive locker room presence. Rookie Trey Lance is probably slated to take Garoppolo’s spot sooner rather than later. It seems that he’s impressed teammates, including stud TE George Kittle.
Jimmy G could use a fresh start in another city, possibly one on the other coast. The Eagles are also set to play the 49ers in Week 2 of the 2021 season, which would be a nice story during that week.