Raiders Reportedly Agree to a Deal with QB Jimmy Garoppolo

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 have their quarterback for the 2023 NFL season. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports that the Raiders have agreed to a multi-year deal with former San Francisco 49ers starting signal-caller Jimmy Garoppolo.

The deal is reportedly for three-year and $67.5 million. Garoppolo is expected to get $34 million guaranteed.

Garoppolo attracted interest from multiple QB-needy teams in recent days, including the Houston Texans, but it was the Raiders that made the most convincing pitch. Besides a clear opportunity to start, the 31-year-old will also be reunited with Las Vegas’ head coach Josh McDaniels. McDaniels previously served as the offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots, the franchise that drafted Garoppolo in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

The Raiders previously decided that it was time to move on from their longtime starter Derek Carr, releasing the veteran in February. They were expected to make a run for Green Bay Packers’ star quarterback Aaron Rodgers but the team apparently never went through with their interest in the four-time NFL MVP. By opting for Garoppolo, the Raiders now have a dependable veteran to take them through the season while still leaving the option to take a quarterback with the No.7 pick in this year’s draft.

Jimmy Garoppolo spent the past five and a half years with the 49ers and compiled 13,599 passing yards and 82 touchdowns. He led the franchise to a Super Bowl appearance in 2019 and had a 38-17 record as a starter in the regular season.

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