Jimmy Garoppolo: There was “no worry” deal with Raiders would get finalized

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Jimmy Garoppolo was in the Raiders’ facility on Thursday and was expected to have a press conference after agreeing to terms with the club earlier in the week.

But then that press conference was postponed, as Garoppolo hadn’t yet signed his contract.

All was resolved on Friday, as the newest Las Vegas quarterback put pen to paper and officially became a Raider.

So what happened on Thursday?

“It was honestly talking, [contract] language, things like that,” Garoppolo said in his introductory press conference, noting that there was “no worry” about the deal eventually getting done. “Both sides, I think, knew what we wanted to get done. It was very collaborative, actually, just us coming together.”

Garoppolo agreed to a three-year, $72.75 million deal with the Raiders on Monday. Given Garoppolo’s connections to head coach Josh McDaniels and Dave Ziegler, Las Vegas was always on the quarterback’s radar.

“Right off the bat when my agents gave me the list of teams, the Raiders were right up there,” Garoppolo said. “I had the familiarity with Josh, Dave [Ziegler] the G.M. All that played a role.”

Garoppolo, 31, said he feels like he still has things to prove as he begins the next chapter of his career.

“Hell yeah. I’m trying to win a Super Bowl,” Garoppolo said. “I know every player says that when they come up to their first press conference. But that’s my goal. I want to win a ring, get the Silver and Black back to where it should be.

“And I know that’s not an easy process — I’ve been through it [with] San Francisco [at the] lower end of the field when I first got there. It’s a process, but it’ll be worth it.”

21 responses to “Jimmy Garoppolo: There was “no worry” deal with Raiders would get finalized

  1. James. Just remember, you’re allowed to throw it deeper than 15 yards!

  2. And the NFL takes a deep breath. Honestly, who cares about Graps or the Raiders. Both are irrelevant.

  3. As a Niners fan I will always wish Garoppolo the best. I wish he didn’t get hurt so much. I am excited about Purdy and look forward to seeing him play next year. Teams had ample time to figure out Purdy over the course of last year and I think he plays smart football. I am hoping the Niners trade away Lance so we don’t have some lingering QB issue, but that seems extremely unlikely happen. Not the trade, but not having a QB controversy. It seems like issue has been plaguing the Niners ever since Garcia left.

  4. milehigh777 says:
    March 17, 2023 at 3:56 pm
    And the NFL takes a deep breath. Honestly, who cares about Graps or the Raiders. Both are irrelevant.

    And the Broncos are relevant? LMAO clown!

  5. Dear Jimmy, Welcome to the toughest division in the NFL ..signed Mahomes,Herbert and Wilson(now with Peyton)

  6. Josh McDaniels alienates all of his players a head coach. He’s better off as an OC.

  7. Adams gets open immediately so I don’t see why Jimmy G can’t just throw shorter passes to him if that’s his thing.

  8. Ok so jimmy g is in Vegas to mentor who? Levis? Stroud? Hooker? He is obviously not the long term option with essentially a 2 year 34 mil contract.

  9. Okay – Raiders strategy moving forward:
    1.) Downgrade the QB
    2.) Get rid of a front line TE


  10. The Raiders probably are irrelevant to most teams in the league but for Denver they are just another team the Broncos cant beat.

    hate to pile on but Jimmy G > russell, for a fraction of the cost

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