During the legal tampering period, news broke that the Las Vegas Raiders plan on signing quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, reuniting him with Josh McDaniels. This seemed to be expected.
After the Raiders dumped Derek Carr like a bad ex, the Raiders figured to be the most logical destination for Garoppolo, who was a second round pick of the New England Patriots back in 2014.
He spent about 3.5 seasons in New England, being a part of two Super Bowl teams. He was then dealt to the San Francisco 49ers and instantly inked a long-term contract extension. After about six seasons as a 49er, a ton of injuries, and a Super Bowl appearance, the Niners finally decided to led go of their Prince.
Well, he’s landed back with Josh McDaniels in what appears to be a smooth fit. Garoppolo is 31 years old and is not going to be a long-term option for the team in my opinion, but he does give the Raiders some flexibility in finding a long-term option at this spot.
The Raiders are picking inside the top 10 of the 2023 NFL Draft and could be in line to take a top QB prospect.
The former Patriots have reunited in Las Vegas.
Jimmy Garoppolo has been an average quarterback for his entire career. He did get the privilege of playing for Kyle Shanahan and a 49ers’ team that constantly fielded top defenses, elite run games, and very good offensive lines.
The situation in Las Vegas is not nearly as complete as it is in San Francisco, so I am very curious to see how Garoppolo plays on this team. The Raiders do need to add some talent along their offensive line and could use some serious help with their defense.
I don’t expect the Raiders to be any better than they were last year.