A person with knowledge of the deal says quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has agreed to a three-year, $67.5 million contract with the Las Vegas Raiders. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal can’t be announced until Wednesday. The person says Garoppolo’s contract includes $34 million in the guaranteed money. Garoppolo played for the San Francisco 49ers the past six seasons. He played for the New England Patriots for three years under then-offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, now the Raiders’ head coach.
The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to a one-year deal with former Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He bolsters the 49ers’ depth at quarterback with Jimmy Garoppolo‘s exit to the Las Vegas Raiders and both Brock Purdy and Trey Lance returning from injuries. Darnold, 25, took a step last season toward rebuilding his career that had been on a downward spiral since being selected with the third pick of the 2018 draft. He went 4-2 over the final six games for the Panthers after being activated from injured reserve, threw seven touchdowns to three interceptions and rushed for two touchdowns. It was a stark contrast from the player that went 13-25 in three years with the Jets, throwing 45 touchdown passes to 39 interceptions after a stellar college career at USC. He also showed improvement from his 2021 season with Carolina in which he went 4-7, throwing 13 interceptions to nine touchdowns.