Raiders ink Garoppolo to three-year deal as new QB

The Raiders new quarterback has plenty of history with head coach Josh McDaniels.

After cutting ties with nine-year starting quarterback Derek Carr, the Las Vegas Raiders have found their new man: Jimmy Garoppolo, inking a three-year, $67.5 million deal on Monday.

The deal was first reported by ESPN’s Dianna Russini and Adam Schefter.


The backstory: The Raiders released their longtime starting quarterback Derek Carr last month, and Jarrett Stidham, who replaced him as starter for the last two games of the previous season, is a free agent.

  • Garoppolo spent over five seasons with the 49ers after being traded to the team from the New England Patriots in October 2017.
  • Upon his arrival, Garoppolo led the Niners to five consecutive wins, earning him a five-year, $137.5 million contract that made him the highest-paid player in the league at the time.

Driving the news: Garoppolo’s contract includes a $34 million guarantee for the signal caller, a significant decrease from the $43 million guarantee due to Carr if the Raiders did not cut him shortly after the Super Bowl.

  • Garoppolo previously played for Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels during his time with the New England Patriots, and the two will now be reunited in Las Vegas.
  • The deal puts an end to one possible suitor for quarterback Lamar Jackson, who had a non-exclusive franchise tag placed on him by the Baltimore Ravens.
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