3. Jimmy Garoppolo
The San Francisco 49ers look to be heading into a new direction, and one without Jimmy Garoppolo. Could he become the next Texans quarterback? Caserio was with both Garoppolo and Brissett during their time in New England with the Patriots, so he has a personal connection with both players. Both players are also facing uncertain futures, so Caserio targeting them makes sense amid Watson’s murky outlook.
Garoppolo is the king of QB Wins, a fictional stat used by many to justify the success of a quarterback in the league. However, Garoppolo has been terribly inefficient over the past two seasons, despite an appearance in the Super Bowl. There is a reason the Niners are looking to offload his contract and find a new face of their franchise this offseason.
However, a quarterback who has the mental dexterity to learn a system, and can at least operate one competently will be a selling point for the team on the verge of tearing it all down. Garoppolo can at least be that for the Texans for a year or two should the loss of Watson occur. Caserio knows him, and he has started 32 games throughout his up and down professional career.