NFL: “Jimmy G” leaves the 49ers
Knowing that his future now lay elsewhere, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo agreed to a three-year contract with the Las Vegas Raiders.
D According to the NFL Network on Monday, the 31-year-old player will receive the sum of $67.5 million, including a guaranteed total of $34 million. The marriage between the two parties will become official on Wednesday, at the start of the NFL's new year.
Garoppolo has played the last six campaigns with the San Francisco 49ers, which will give the chance to Trey Lance and Brock Purdy to compete for the No. 1 center position next training camp. Having led Team California to a Super Bowl LIV appearance, “Jimmy G” struggled medically in 2022, with a foot injury sustained in December ruining the rest of his year.
L he former New England Patriots completed 67.2% of his passes for 2,437 yards, 16 touchdowns and four interceptions. Despite his absence, the Niners reached the National Conference Finals.
For their part, the Raiders ended their association with quarterback Derek Carr, who will continue his career with the Saints of New Orleans.