Raiders fill QB need with Jimmy Garoppolo, sources say

Raiders fill QB need with Jimmy Garoppolo, sources say

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo plan to sign on Las Vegas Raiderssources told ESPN’s Dianna Russini and Adam Schefter.

Garoppolo agreed to a three-year, $67.5 million deal, with $34 million guaranteed, a source told Schefter. He will be reunited with Raiders coach Josh McDaniels, who served Patriots‘ offensive coordinator during Garoppolo’s three years in New England.

The Raiders released the longtime starter Derek Carr last month, and Jarrett Stidhamquarterback, who replaced Carr as the starter for the final two games of last season, is expected to sign a two-year contract with Denver Broncos to back up Russell Wilsonaccording to ESPN and multiple reports.

Garoppolo spent the past five-plus seasons with the 49ers after they acquired him in an October 2017 trade with the Patriots. Upon arrival, Garoppolo led the Niners to a five-game winning streak to close out that season, earning him a five-year, $137.5 million deal that, at the time, made him the highest-paid player in the league.

From there, Garoppolo enjoyed many highs — including a career-best season in which the Niners went to Super Bowl LIV — and his share of lows, most of which were the result of injuries.

Garoppolo, 31, played last season on a reworked one-year deal that prevented the Niners from using the franchise tag on him 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 to Garoppolo agreeing to stay.

When San Francisco starter Trey Lance broke his right ankle in Week 2, Garoppolo reclaimed the starting job and was in the midst of one of his best stretches in football before breaking his left foot on Dec. 4 against the Miami Dolphins.

During his time in San Francisco, Garoppolo threw 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.

Garoppolo missed 30 games with various ankle, shoulder, thumb and knee injuries after becoming the Niners’ starter.

ESPN’s Nick Wagoner contributed to this report.