I was watching a video from Mike Florio over at Pro Football Talk, and he was suggesting he still thinks the Texans will trade for Jimmy Garoppolo. I was like, WHAT?!
Last season, Garoppolo threw 20 td’s and 12 picks over 17 games. Pretty pedestrian numbers considering his receiving corps.
On the other hand, Davis Mills threw 16 td’s and 10 picks in only 13 games. Pro-rated over 17 games, and he would have had 21 td’s and 13 picks. And he had ONE good WR (Brandin Cooks)!
And Houston would trade draft capital away for a QB who is older, and at best only comparable to their current starter who was a rookie last year? Is Florio smoking crack?
No, he is just showing either his bias or his desire to draw eyeballs as a journalist. Either way, you as the media consumer need to be careful about this BS. Take it with a grain of salt until you see it play out in real news.
By the way, this goes for Fantasy Pros writers too. Kelly Kirby did the following write-up on Texans backup QB Kyle Allen (this was 4 months ago):
The contract is worth $2.5 million with a max value of $3 million. The four-year veteran has played for both Carolina and Washington, appearing in 21 games with 17 starts. Given the unknown status of the quarterback situation in Houston, it is hard to recommend Allen as a fantasy asset, even in superflex leagues; however, if he breaks camp as the starter, he has had some success in the past and might be worth rostering."
“If he breaks camp as the starter”? You mean if Davis Mills suffers a serious injury, and the Texans don’t trade for Jimmy G. immediately? Come on Kelly, get real.
This is why I tell everyone: Read the rumor mill stories and football analysis skeptically. But read as much as you can. You will have to read your own tea leaves, and don’t take any one source as gospel, even if they have a proven track record.
P.S. Back to Davis Mills, I won’t call him the next Deshaun Watson, but maybe the next Justin Herbert if the Texans can surround him with some talent. He looked excellent for a rookie last season. If he takes a step up, the Texans could easily be a .500 team this year, and even win some games they shouldn’t. In dynasty leagues, he’s definitely a “hold” asset, and even a QB2 in superflex.