NFC West Watch: Rams sign former 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo

After one year away, an old foe of the Seattle Seahawks returns to the NFC West. Former San Francisco 49ers and Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has just signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Rams. Released one year into his three-year deal with the Raiders, Garoppolo is leaving Sin City for the City of Angels and returning to the Golden State.

Garoppolo’s short stint in Vegas was a bet that did not hit. He only started six games (resulting in a 3-3 record) with 1,205 passing yards, seven touchdowns against nine interceptions. After head coach Josh McDaniels was finally fired, Garoppolo found himself squarely on the bench for the remaining eight games.

Now that he is with the Rams, Garoppolo is widely expected to sit behind Matthew Stafford as his backup. Given Stafford’s constant injury history and penchant for missing at least a few games, it makes sense why Los Angeles would want a legitimate backup. Garoppolo may not be good, but he inexplicably finds himself on the winning side of games when he plays.

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