San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo plans to sign with the Las Vegas Raiders, sources tell ESPN’s Diana Russini and Adam Schefter.
A source told Schefter that Garoppolo agreed to a three-year, $67.5 million deal that includes $34 million guaranteed. He will be reunited with Raiders coach Josh McDaniels, who served as the Patriots’ offensive coordinator during Garoppolo’s three years in New England.
The Raiders released longtime starter Derek Carr last month, and Jarrett Stidham, the quarterback who replaced Carr as the starter for the final two games of last season, is a free agent.
Garoppolo spent the previous five-plus seasons with the 49ers until an October 2017 trade with the Patriots. Upon arrival, Garoppolo led the Niners to five straight wins to close out that season, earning him a five-year, $137.5 million deal that made him the highest-paid player in the league at the time.
From there, Garoppolo enjoyed plenty of highs – including a career-best season in which the Niners went to Super Bowl LIV – and had his share of declines, most of which were the result of injuries.
Garoppolo, 31, re-signed last season on a one-year deal that prevented the Niners from using the franchise tag this offseason, after San Francisco spent last offseason looking to trade him. A right shoulder injury prevented the Niners from finding a trade partner, which led Garoppolo to agree to stay.
When San Francisco starter Trey Lance suffered a broken right ankle in Week 2, Garoppolo reclaimed the starting job and played some of his best stretches of football before breaking his left leg on December 4 against the Miami Dolphins. was one of
In his time in San Francisco, Garoppolo passed for 13,599 yards with 82 touchdowns and 42 interceptions while completing 67.6% of his passes. In his 63 starts (including the playoffs), the Niners went 42–19.
After becoming the Niners’ starter, Garoppolo missed 30 games with various ankle, shoulder, thumb and knee injuries.
ESPN’s Nick Wagner contributed to this report.