Las Vegas Raiders sign quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo

HENDERSON, Nev. The Las Vegas Raiders signed an unrestricted free agent QB Jimmy Garoppolothe club announced on Thursday.

Garoppolo, now entering his 10th year in the NFL, was originally selected in the second round (62nd overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots, where he spent four seasons (2014-17) and was member of two Super Teams of bowling champions (XLIX and LI).

After being traded to the 49ers from the Patriots in October of the 2017 NFL season, Garoppolo appeared in three NFC Championship games and Super Bowl LIV with San Francisco. In 57 games with the 49ers, Garoppolo had a 99.2 passer rating with 13,599 yards, 82 touchdowns and 42 interceptions. As the 49ers’ starter, he went 38-17 and won four of his six playoff games.

Garoppolo is the 49ers’ all-time franchise leader in career completion percentage (67.5 percent), average yards per pass attempt (8.3 yds/att.) and has the second-highest career passer rating (99.2) in club history.

Last season, Garoppolo played in 11 games with 10 starts and completed 207 of 308 attempts for 2,437 yards with 16 touchdowns against four interceptions for a 103.0 passer rating. In 2019, he recorded single-season career highs in attempts (476), completions (329), yards (3,978) and touchdowns (27). His 3,978 passing yards ranks fourth in a single season in franchise history.

A native of Arlington Heights, Ill., Garoppolo started all 45 games he appeared in for Eastern Illinois (2010-13), where he finished sixth on the Football Championship Subdivision record with 118 touchdown passes and seventh with 13,151 yards. .

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