Jorge Briones – España | This Once Derek Carr’s era was over, the Las Vegas Raiders found their new quarterback: Jimmy Garoppolo, in free agency.
According to various reports, the “Malosos” reached an agreement with the former passer of the San Francisco 49ers for the next three seasons in exchange for 67.5 million dollars, of which 34 million dollars are guaranteed.
The move came just a month after the Western franchise of the American Conference decided to cut Carr, who for nine years was the leader of the offense.
Now the attack will pass into the hands of Garoppolo, 31, who was left without a place in San Francisco after an injury that opened doors to the rookie Brock Purdy. The 49ers ended up betting on young Purdy and Trey Lance, to compete for the title as a quarterback.
In the 2022 season, Jimmy-G played a total of 10 games where he had a record of seven wins and three losses. In those engagements, he threw for 2,437 yards, with 16 touchdowns and four interceptions.
Garoppolo spent the last six years in San Francisco, where he came close to winning the Super Bowl LIV title. That loss to Kansas City (20-31), caused a series of doubts about whether he was able to guide them to the championship.
Previously, he spent three seasons as Tom Brady’s backup quarterback in New England, where the Offensive Coordinator was Josh McDaniels, the current coach of the Raiders. Both will be reunited with the goal of returning the franchise to the playoffs after their disappointing 2022.
After superstars Davante Adams and Chandler Jones signed in free agency, expectations have risen over the past year, but they fell short of expectations. They finished 6-11 in third place in the AFC West.
Life insurance has found the 49ers in the position of quarterback, to beware of the inexperience of their two young talents. After Jimmy Garoppolo’s departure was confirmed, head coach Kyle Shanahan prioritized covering for veteran Sam Darnold.
The number three pick of the 2018 Draft signed for one season with the San Francisco team, where in the first instance he will start as the second QB pending the recovery of Brock Purdy.
Trey Lance will start, but Darnold arrives as a great substitute in an offensive scheme that could well bring out its best version.
Sam has been in the NFL for five seasons, three of them with the Jets and the last two with the Panthers. In this span, he has a total of 56 games played where he threw for 11,767 yards, 61 touchdowns and 55 interceptions.
For San Francisco, it is also a low-risk move as it is a contract for only one season. In the 2022 campaign, he played six games with the Panthers where his team went 4-2.