A bizarre theory emerged recently as the football-watching world attempts to determine where Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers quarterback, will land.
Garoppolo to Tampa as the heir apparent of Tom Brady. New England 2014-17 basically.
The Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud, who knows the Bucs better than anyone, responded to the slow-time chatter with the following comment: "Not a chance." Stroud also quoted an unnamed Buccaneers coach as saying that "If Garoppolo could throw a deep ball he would have won two Super Bowls."
It is not logical for the Bucs that Garoppolo be acquired now. Unless he arrives with a long-term contract making him the heir to Tom Brady in 2023. Garoppolo would be foolish to give up the opportunity to play elsewhere this year and to become a free agent in march. That would definitely make him more money.
He must be drafted to a team that will allow him to play in 2022. The possibilities are endless. The Buccaneers weren't one of those possibilities. Garoppolo would have to settle for a second-tier position, which is a concession to the fact that he doesn't have any real chance of starting elsewhere in 2022. If he plans to land in Tampa, it would be more sensible to wait until 2023.
The coaching staff must also decide whether it is okay to add a quarterback with poor deep-ball accuracy.