End of an era: QB Jimmy Garoppolo to sign with Raiders
It came a year later than anticipated, but the Jimmy Garoppolo era in San Francisco is over. Garoppolo and the Raiders have agreed on a deal that will land the veteran signal caller in Las Vegas per ESPN’S Adam Schefter. The contract is a three-year pact worth up to $67.5 million, with $34 million guaranteed per Schefter.
The Garoppolo tenure in the Bay Area was tumultuous, but ultimately very successful. The 49ers sent a second-round pick to the Patriots to acquire Garoppolo in 2017, and were 1-10 when he took over as the starter. They finished that year 6-10 and went 38-17 in games started by their new QB over the next five seasons.
With Garoppolo under center the 49ers went to a Super Bowl and an NFC championship game, but injuries and some offensive shortcomings forced San Francisco to move on.
Now Garoppolo will get a chance to prove his success wasn’t the product of his environment with the 49ers. He’ll join old friend Josh McDaniels, who was the Patriots’ offensive coordinator when the drafted Garoppolo in 2014. He steps into a Raiders offense that features WR Davante Adams, RB Josh Jacobs, TE Darren Waller and WR Hunter Renfrow. There’ll be plenty of offensive weapons for him to work with as Vegas aims to compete with the likes of Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert and Russell Wilson, who’ll now be paired with head coach Sean Payton.
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