The Las Vegas Raiders and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo are in agreement on a three-year, $67.5 million deal, including $34 million guaranteed, ESPN reported on Monday.
Garoppolo will reunite with Raiders coach Josh McDaniels. McDaniels was the Patriots’ offensive coordinator from 2014-16 while Garoppolo was backing up Tom Brady.
“This is the perfect fit,” said Los Angeles Chargers quarterback and The 33rd Team analyst Chase Daniel. “Jimmy and Josh [McDaniels] reunion. Man, that offense is going to be scary. It’s a perfect fit. If he stays healthy, he’s going to be one of the top 10 to 12 quarterbacks in the AFC. The AFC West is stacked on defense, so this was a good get for McDaniels and the Raiders.”
The Raiders needed a new quarterback after moving on from Derek Carr, who was their starter for nine seasons. Las Vegas had high expectations coming into the 2022 season after trading for receiver Davante Adams last offseason but failed to reach the postseason.
Adams isn’t the only weapon Garoppolo will have at his disposal with the Raiders. Las Vegas used the franchise tag on NFL rushing leader Josh Jacobs, and pass catchers Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller are expected to be back next season.
The 49ers tried to trade Garoppolo last offseason after they announced Trey Lance would take over as the starter. However, San Francisco couldn’t find a partner, forcing them to bring Garoppolo back for one more season. He ended up starting 10 games after Lance suffered a season-ending injury.
Garoppolo threw for 2,437 yards, 16 touchdowns and just four interceptions, helping the 49ers to the NFC West lead before suffering his own season-ending injury on Dec. 4, 2021, against the Miami Dolphins.
The veteran quarterback led the 49ers to Super Bowl LIV, but came up short against the Kansas City Chiefs. He has a career record of 44-19 (playoffs included) and has thrown for 87 touchdown passes in 57 regular-season starts.
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