July 24, 2024

Tragedy: NFL Hints at Raiders’ Jimmy Garoppolo Retirement date…

Jimmy Garoppolo, the quarterback for the Las Vegas Raiders, was recently suspended for two games for using a prohibited substance. This has raised concerns about his future in the NFL and has led to his likely release.

Garoppolo’s time as the league’s starting signal-caller is most likely ended, particularly in light of his dismal performance with the Raiders in the previous campaign.

In addition, Garoppolo has only participated in one complete NFL season and is getting older.

Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated speculates that Garoppolo might decide to hang up his gloves as a result.

“That leaves the paths for Garoppolo to return to playing in 2024 as maybe a bridge-quarterback situation or coming in like Jay Cutler or Joe Flacco did, as a quick-fix starter in an emergency,” Breer said. “And some wonder if he’ll really want to do that or if, after 10 years in the NFL, he’s good with what he’s accomplished,” given that he appeared content to play out the string in the background last year.

Garoppolo played in seven games and made six starts in 2023, throwing for 1,205 yards, seven touchdowns and nine interceptions while completing 65.1 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 77.7.

That came after the 32-year-old signed a three-year, $72.5 million deal with Las Vegas last March.

Clearly, Garoppolo did not work out and was ultimately supplanted by rookie quarterback Aidan O’Connell as the starter midway through the season.

Now, Garoppolo finds himself in a rather precarious situation. He could always take a backup job somewhere, but based on his injury history (which includes concussions), you have to wonder if he would actually want to do that.

Jimmy Garoppolo was originally selected by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft and spent his first three seasons backing up Tom Brady. He was then traded to the San Francisco 49ers in 2017, where he spent six years. His run with the 49ers was highlighted by a Super Bowl appearance in February 2020.

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