NFL 100: Players Rank Jimmy Garoppolo Higher Than Dak Prescott

Josh Clark
July 28, 2020 - 11:21 am
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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The NFL players' Top 100 rankings continued to be rolled out this week and a couple of Cowboys appeared on the latest list. 

Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper came in at No. 49 and his teammate Dak Prescott appeared at No. 46. Both of those rankings are solid on paper and Cowboys fans should be excited to know that players consider these two stars among the top-50 players in the league. However, when you scroll a little farther down the list and see 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is rated as the No. 43 player in the league, you can see where there'd be a problem. 

Garoppolo bus-drove the San Francisco 49ers through the NFC Playoffs in 2019. In three playoff games, Jimmy G threw more than 20 passes just once (31 pass attempts in the Super Bowl). In the 37-20 win over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game, he threw the ball just eight times for 77 yards. 

In 2019, Garoppolo completed 69.1% of his passes, threw for just 3,978 yards, and tossed 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. 

On the other side, Prescott was a little worse in completion percentage, completing 65.1% of his passes. But, he also threw for 4,902 yards and had 30 touchdown passes and only 11 interceptions. When you dive a little deeper in the numbers you'll see that Prescott had two fewer giveaways than Garoppolo despite throwing 120 more passes than the 49ers signal-caller. 

Additionally, Prescott finished fourth in the NFL in Quarterback Rating (70.2) behind Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes and Drew Brees, while Garoppolo finished 12th among QBs in QBR (58.8).

It's understandable that quarterbacks could get a little bump in the rankings after their team makes the Super Bowl, but it's obvious the players aren't paying close attention to the games or the stats when they vote on this list every season. 

A positive in all of this is the fact that Prescott didn't even appear on last year's list, so this is quite the rise for the Cowboys quarterback. 

Of the players who have made the top-100 list so far, Prescott was ranked higher than Kirk Cousins, Ryan Tannehill, Josh Allen, and Kyler Murray.