Madden sim says Texans shouldn’t trade for Jimmy Garoppolo

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Th Houston Texans shouldn’t rely on a Madden sim when it comes to Jimmy Garoppolo.

Will Brinson of CBS Sports decided to run a Madden simulation to see how New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo would fair as a member of the Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns.

Let me just say things didn’t go well.

In this article, we’ll of course look at the results of Garoppolo as a member of the Texans.

Here’s how Garoppolo fake career went with the Texans:

"The price: The Patriots traded Garoppolo for a second-round pick and a fourth-round pick.The results:W-LPlayoffs?Games playedYardsTDsINTYear 17-9No163,6782314Year 24-10-2*No102,212153Overall11-19-20265,8903817*Bill O’Brien retired after the second season. So no, the trade didn’t go well.Again, Garoppolo didn’t last three seasons. Before Year 3, the Texans drafted Ramon Wesley from Penn State, who guided the Texans to the playoffs with a 9-7 record (that’s so AFC South). So, O’Brien — a former Penn State coach — retired before the team drafted a Penn State quarterback.The verdict: An upgrade over Brock Osweiler , but that’s not saying much.Again, Garoppolo was fine, but you don’t give up two draft picks for a fine quarterback — even when your current quarterback is Brock Osweiler. The Texans would be better off finding a quarterback in the draft — like the fictional Wesley — or bringing in a capable veteran like Cutler, assuming the Bears cut him."

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So when everything was all said and done, Garoppolo only lasted two years in Houston and never led them to the playoffs.  Not a good deal at all.

But then again, this is only a Madden simulation.

I honestly believe the Texans should trade for Garoppolo. but that’s something I’ll get more into next week.

If Houston could get Garoppolo for a second and fourth round pick, that would be a great deal.  It would be better than giving up a first and third round pick.

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