Trading for Jimmy Garoppolo Would Set the Texans Back

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The Houston Texans have been linked to San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo. But trading for him would be a big mistake.

The Houston Texans confirmed that they were going to roll with former Stanford quarterback, Davis Mills this season. There is a lot of controversy between rather or not that was the smart move. But the reality is, there is no downside to playing Mills this season which brings me to the point of this article- Jimmy Garoppolo.

Recently there has been rumors circulating the web stating that the Houston Texans should acquire San Francisco 49ers quarterback- Jimmy Garoppolo. Now, there is no definitive proof that the Texans are interested in him which truly makes this a rumor. But, I feel that they should stay as far away from Jimmy Garoppolo as they can.

The Houston Texans are a rebuilding team and that generally means that they want to stay young. So why does trading for a quarterback, who is turnover prone, injury prone, and on a massive contract seem like a smart move? News flash, It doesn’t.

When it comes to Davis Mills, you are only paying him $1,186,633. And once again, I’d like to reiterate the matter: Whether he plays well or not, it doesn’t change anything. If he plays bad, you get a top pick in the draft. He plays good, you have yourself a franchise quarterback. So why jeopardize that win-win situation with a quarterback like Jimmy Garoppolo?

If the Houston Texans were to decide they want Jimmy Garoppolo, they’d have to give up a pick and/or an asset for him. Which, in other words, would mean that they’d lose out on a potentially good player for a guy who hasn’t really done anything other than get to the super bowl thanks to a great Kyle Shanahan scheme.

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I don’t know if the Texans are really considering trading for him. But if they do, it’ll be a big mistake.