Jimmy Garoppolo, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, had an excellent 37-17 record as a starter over the course of his nine seasons in the NFL.
A trip to the Super Bowl was led by him. A new statistic, though, suggests that Garoppolo may not be the driving force behind the team's success.
As The Athletic notes out, Jimmy Garoppolo has a hilariously and surprisingly fantastic record in games in which he personally does not necessarily play well as a quarterback.
The Athletic tweeted, "In starts when he has thrown zero touchdown passes, Jimmy Garoppolo is 10-2." This includes both the regular season and the playoffs.
Considering the growing importance of the quarterback position to an NFL team's success, this is a very improbable fact.
It's logical to assume that Garoppolo would prefer to have fewer games in which he doesn't throw a touchdown pass, despite the fact that he's glad to have wins even when he doesn't perform well.