Jimmy Garoppolo contract with Raiders shows Texans lucked out

The Houston Texans were reportedly giving the Las Vegas Raiders healthy competition when it came to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

Nevertheless the Raiders came out on top and it may have been for the better.

Aaron Wilson from KPRC-TV was able to obtain the contract details between the Raiders and Garoppolo, and it appears the Texans were sparred.

Garoppolo’s three-year contract is worth $48.5 million with $45 million guaranteed. Garoppolo also gets an $11.25 million signing bonus.

The salaries are curiously structured. Garoppolo gets $12.25 million guaranteed in 2023. In 2024, Garoppolo gets $11.25 million, which is guaranteed for injury at signing, and fully guaranteed if he is on the roster on the third day of league year 2024.

Garoppolo also gets $11.25 million in a 2024 guaranteed roster bonus, which is fully guaranteed the fifth day after the contract is finalized. All free agent contracts can’t be finalized until the new league year on March 15 at 3:00 p.m. Central Time.

The contract to enable Garoppolo to join the Raiders is too much complication than what the Texans need on their books as a rebuilding team. Garoppolo needed to be in a system where he could still lead a team, and the Texans are a franchise that needs to devote snaps to a younger, talented signal caller who could develop into being the face of the franchise.

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Story originally appeared on Texans Wire