Colin Cowherd: Stars Align For Jimmy Garoppolo In Tampa Bay

February 28th, 2022

More QB roulette.

Joe has been clear in several posts that FS1 talking head Colin Cowherd likes to throw a lot of [stuff] against the wall and once in a while by sheer luck, it sticks.

This is certainly throwing [stuff] against the wall but with a smaller percentage, it could stick.

Cowherd, by way of Daniel Bates of The Spun, thinks Jimmy GQ would be a nice fit with the Bucs.

“I don’t know when it happens, but the Buccaneers have the kind of roster that they could give a starting player to the Niners in the secondary or O-line,” Cowherd said. “So, I think what San Francisco wants for Garoppolo is a draft pick and a starter and Tampa’s got the depth to do that.”

Well, the Bucs would have been in position to swap a starting offensive lineman to the Bucs. That sort of went out the window yesterday when Ali Marpet retired.

Joe used to be sort of a buyer of Jimmy GQ. Then Joe read his stats on long passes (a staple of Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians’ offense) and Joe figured there would be no way Jimmy GQ would work for Arians. But surely if Jimmy GQ showed up in Tampa, Arians would adjust his offense.

Joe cannot imagine Arians would be cool with offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich throwing the ball 66 percent of the time like he did with Tom Brady.

If the Bucs cannot get a top-shelf quarterback in the next couple of weeks, does that decrease the chances Chris Godwin wants to return and increase the chances Playoff Lenny returns because the Bucs will go more ground and pound?

Yeah, Joe is waffling on Jimmy GQ.

33 Responses to “Colin Cowherd: Stars Align For Jimmy Garoppolo In Tampa Bay”

  1. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Starting player in the secondary or O-line, plus a draft pick? Hahaha, no thanks.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Who would those starting players be…..Wirfs or Smith…..SMB, Dean or Winfield….because that’s all we have…plus a draft pick for 1 year?

    You’ve got to be fugging kidding me….

  3. Hodad Says:

    Nothing here folks, move along.

  4. Irishmist Says:

    Sure, let’s take a weak armed, injury prone QB who tends to throw interceptions and plug him into an Arian’s offense that just lost it’s starting all pro guard. That should work.

  5. Thisisouryear!! Says:

    I’m waffling with Jimmy as well. He’s a game manager but he wins. I think he’s better than Gabbert. I’m hoping Wentz is coming to town. We’ll find out soon.

  6. Ash Says:

    Jimmy doesn’t throw deep just intermediate and short passes and still manages to throw interceptions missed me on this one.

  7. Tony Says:

    If we could send them somebody like Dee Delaney & maybe Donovan Smith (since he’s so inconsistent) but I wouldn’t send anybody big over there. That would be silly. I think Lynch has taken too many hits to the head if he thinks they should get that in return for him.

  8. Jordan Says:

    Marpet retiring just means we’re going to be able to keep one more key free agent than expected is all

    I’d say Chris Godwin is a lock to stay now. Maybe Cappa as well.

  9. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Joe, I think you are wrong. You point out that BA adjusted his offense bc of Brady (throwing a lot more). So why not adjust it with Jimmy G, a little more ground and pound and beef up the D – the D may be just a player or two away from being awesome. If it were not for all the injuries this past season (and some poor play calls by Bowles), we may have seen that.

  10. Wild Bill Says:

    Hey the majority of Brady’s throws were short to medium. Pretty sure Jimmy can lob an occasional deep ball. Yards after catch are equally important in a ball control offense that Brady often stuck to with long drives.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Jimmy G is the worst QB for Bucs scheme, enough of the BS. He’s not coming here.

  12. Darengibo Says:

    Please rearrange those stars.

  13. Daren Giberson Says:

    Please rearrange those stars.

  14. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    This is a non story. Shroud already reported that the Bucs don’t like, nor will they sign Jimmy G. He’s a terrible downfield passer.

  15. Ed Says:

    He holds the ball too long. Having a quick release in today’s NFL is the only way a pure pocket passer can be successful. Otherwise you have to be Russell Wilson or Lamar Jackson athletic QB that can get outside and either scramble or throw on the run.

  16. Arealbucsfan Says:

    @Ed so Joe Burrow gonna fail then huh?

  17. lmao Says:

    Who believes anything Colin Cowherd has to say?

  18. Tony Says:

    Well then we want Deebo Samuel & George Kittle in return for somebody like Jaelon Darden & Cameron Brate if that’s what they want. I think that’s fair, too!🙄

  19. Brandon Says:

    JG is due $27 mil that he isn’t worth. He will be cut… anybody paying any amount in trade and that salary is insane. He’ll be cut and be given a deal in the neighborhood of $15 mil.

  20. Mike Johnson Says:

    I’d go after Jameis Winston before I would Jimmy G.

  21. THOMAS PFALZ Says:

    I would give them SMB & a day 2 draft pick. Maybe a four 0r five. Not sure he’s that much better than Gabbert.

  22. EEK Says:

    yes please
    maybe would only require 1-2 draft picks and no players
    Jimmy gets your team to the playoffs — if he misses a few games along the way we can see how Trask can play
    great scenario

  23. tampabayallday Says:

    He won’t work in this system, maybe if we were a power running team but we’re not the niners

  24. lambchop Says:

    Jimmy is not suited for a no riskit, no biscuit offense. He doesn’t throw deep well. Either he’s not been in an offense that requires him to do it often, or the offense purposely avoids putting him in those situations. Either way, there would have to be some compelling evidence on the contrary, which I don’t think we’ll find

  25. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Amazing how quick fans are to write a QB with a career win % above 70% and whos already played in a Superbowl and NFC championship game…..ESPECIALLY when your current options at QB are Blaine Gabbert and Kyle Trask.

    Brady aint coming back and Wilson and Rogers are long shots.

  26. Tim McHearn Says:

    JG is at least a top 15 QB in the NFL, I don’t get the hate and all that. His record speaks for itself. In SF when he was out their record sucks. Lance looked bad in any games I saw him in. I’m wondering why JG is so hated and if his long last name has anything to do with it?

  27. unbelievable Says:

    Nope, no thanks.

    Terrible fit for the no risk it no biscuit.

  28. Adam's Angry Says:

    I don’t know about the “package” for this trade, but if JG somehow lands on the Bucs, I’d be okay with that. My order of preference goes:

    • R Wilson
    • A Rodgers
    • J Garapolo
    • D Carr

  29. Jake S. Says:

    Hey Joe, I just wanted to ask with all of these QB’s being thrown around, what about Kennum ? Look what he has done in his recent past. He took Minnesota to the playoffs, and this past year did really well in Mayfields absence. Is there any way to try and get him to come to Tampa?

  30. Tony Says:


  31. OneBuc55 Says:

    I rarely comment these days. But Jimmy G in Tampa is a terrible idea. Please No. It’s actually pretty sad imo that BA and the coaching staff didn’t find a way this year to get Trask some garbage time action knowing your 45 year old QB may not return. It’s rumor season and most analysts are throwing spit against the wall trying to see if it sticks.

  32. Anonymous Says:

    Not happening BA would have to run the ball 60 % of the time

  33. Rod Munch Says:

    Get lost with this loser.