Raiders’ QB Jimmy Garoppolo Had Foot Surgery, Expected to Start in Week 1

Jimmy Garoppolo with the San Francisco 49ers in 2017
Jimmy Garoppolo with the San Francisco 49ers in 2017. Photo by Valerie Shoaps/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9301241h)

The Las Vegas Raiders’ newly acquired quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo underwent foot surgery this offseason, according to a recent report by The Athletic. Garoppolo reportedly had the procedure after he signed a three-year, $67.5 million contract with the Raiders in March.

The timeline for Garoppolo’s recovery remains unknown, although the expectation in the Raiders’ building is that the 31-year-old player will be ready to start in Week 1.

When asked about Garoppolo’s surgery, the Raiders’ head coach Josh McDaniels didn’t confirm or deny the report. Instead, he said that the quarterback is “going through his process like we knew he would.”

“We don’t play a game for 100 days,” McDaniels added. “Everything that’s happened since we signed Jimmy, we knew ahead of time.”

Jimmy Garoppolo also missed the entire 2022 offseason after having a procedure on his shoulder while with the San Francisco 49ers. He was Trey Lance’s backup to start the campaign but unexpectedly got an opportunity to start after Lance broke his ankle in Week 2.

Garoppolo went on to start 10 games, going 7-3, before suffering a foot injury during Week 13 that ultimately ended his season. He finished the campaign with 67.2 pass completion while throwing for 2,437 yards, 16 touchdowns, and four picks.

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