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Rams Agree With Jimmy Garoppolo On One-Year Deal

The Los Angeles Rams agreed to terms with free-agent quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on an undisclosed one-year deal on Friday, according to sources. Following his disastrous year with the Las Vegas Raiders in 2023, Jimmy G is now set to join the Rams for one season as Matthew Stafford's backup. Garoppolo must first serve a two-games suspension to start the year for performance-enhancing drugs, but then he will be holding a clipboard on the sidelines with the Rams. The 32-year-old signal-caller played in seven games with the Raiders last year before getting hurt and eventually benched for rookie Aidan O'Connell, going 110-for-169 for 1,205 yards, seven touchdowns and nine interceptions. Pretty much all of the fantasy value that Jimmy G had going into last season is now gone.

Mar 15, 2024 5:37 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo Drawing Some Interest

The Las Vegas Raiders are expected to officially release quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo when the new league year opens on Wednesday, according to sources, and there are a few teams interested in signing him. The 32-year-old veteran signal-caller is coming off a rough season with the Raiders in 2023, as he only played in seven games (six starts) and threw for 1,205 yards, seven touchdowns and nine interceptions. Jimmy G will also be forced to miss the first two games in 2024 following a performance-enhancing drug suspension. At best, Garoppolo could latch on with an organization that plans to use him as a veteran bridge at the position to help ease a rookie QB in. Garoppolo could also be signed strictly to serve in a backup role next season.

Mar 12, 2024 5:08 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo Suspended Two Games For PEDs

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is being suspended for two games for violating the league's performance-enhancing substances policy, according to league sources. The policy violation is related to him using a prescribed medication without having a valid therapeutic use exemption, according to sources. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Garoppolo is headed for his release after the news. Even if the 32-year-old wasn't suspended, he likely would have been released this offseason anyway after being benched for rookie Aidan O'Connell in 2023. The Raiders will avoid having to pay him an $11.25 million roster bonus if they cut him before March 17. Jimmy G threw for 1,205 yards, seven TDs and nine interceptions in seven games (six starts) in his first and last year in Vegas.

Feb 16, 2024 2:02 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo Feeling Healthy

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who was benched in favor of rookie Aidan O'Connell after head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler were fired at the end of October, said he's finally feeling healthy after dealing with a concussion and a back injury that caused him to miss some games in 2023 before ultimately being benched. Garoppolo finished with 1,205 passing yards, seven touchdowns and nine interceptions in his first year in Vegas. His 65.1 completion percentage was the lowest of his career, as were his passer rating (77.7), QBR (34.2) and interception percentage (5.3). Jimmy G said he's feeling healthy heading into the offseason, but there is uncertainty regarding his future. His contract makes him an unlikely trade candidate, and if the Raiders release him, they would absorb a salary cap hit of $28.3 million for 2024. It would make more sense if they designate him as a post-June 1 cut.

Jan 9, 2024 12:35 PM EST

Aidan O'Connell Expected To Start, Jimmy Garoppolo To The Bench

The Las Vegas Raiders are expected to start rookie quarterback Aidan O'Connell in Week 9 against the New York Giants and going forward, with Jimmy Garoppolo heading to the bench. The Raiders cleaned house Tuesday night by firing both head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler, and they also axed offensive coordinator Mick Lombardi on Wednesday. The Raiders are going in a new direction after a 3-5 start. The 25-year-old O'Connell has completed 65.4% of his 52 pass attempts in his first two NFL games (one start) this year, throwing for 313 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Given the way Garoppolo had been playing, O'Connell has a low bar to clear to be considered an improvement, and it will start with involving All-Pro wideout Davante Adams more. O'Connell will be a low-end QB2 option for fantasy managers this Sunday against the Giants and moving forward.

Nov 1, 2023 12:03 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo Looks Terrible In Return From Back Injury

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo missed Week 7 due to a back injury but returned on Monday night to face the Detroit Lions. Garoppolo's offensive line didn't do him any favors, but he also didn't look good at all and missed a couple wide open receivers. He finished the 26-14 loss by going 10-for-21 for only 126 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. The 31-year-old was sacked six times for a loss of 49 yards and ran the ball twice for a gain of 12 yards. Garoppolo was facing a strong defense on the road, but he looked rusty and unsure of himself most of the night. The Raiders will have to go back to the drawing board with their passing attack this week in preparation for a Week 9 meeting with the New York Giants. Garoppolo and the Raiders should be able to move the ball better in that one, but Jimmy G is nothing more than a low-upside QB2 moving forward.

Oct 31, 2023 1:02 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo Will Start On MNF In Week 8

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (back) will start against the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football in Week 8, according to head coach Josh McDaniels. The veteran QB missed the Raiders' Week 7 loss to the Chicago Bears with a back injury but is ready to go for MNF. The combination of Brian Hoyer and Aidan O'Connell under center was ineffective, to say the least, while Garoppolo was out. His return should raise the floor of all Raiders' skill players.

Oct 28, 2023 2:07 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo Gets In Full Practice Session

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (back) has been upgraded to a full participant during Friday's practice. That is good news as it appears Garoppolo is on track to return for Monday's game against the Detroit Lions. The veteran quarterback was forced to sit out last week due to a lingering back issue. The Raiders are hopeful that Garoppolo will play this week, especially with an extra day of rest. Fantasy managers should treat Garoppolo as a low-end QB2 for Week 8 contest.

Oct 27, 2023 9:10 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo To Practice On Thursday

The Las Vegas Raiders announced that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (back) will return to practice Thursday after missing Week 7 against the Chicago Bears. It was the second game the signal-caller has missed due to injury this season. After suffering a back injury in the Raiders' Week 6 victory over the New England Patriots, Garoppolo was removed from the game and taken to a nearby medical center. Fortunately, it was expected that the tenth-year veteran would miss minimal time and it looks like that is the case. Barring any setbacks, he will play in Week 8 against the Detroit Lions on Monday night.

Oct 26, 2023 2:12 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo Expected To Play In Week 8

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (back) has been ruled out for the Week 7 matchup against the Chicago Bears. The veteran quarterback will miss his second game of the season after he sat out in Week 4 while in concussion protocol. Garoppolo hasn't practiced all week as he continues to deal with back soreness. Luckily, it sounds like a somewhat minor injury as Garoppolo is expected to return in Week 8. In the meantime, Brian Hoyer will likely be under center versus the Bears this weekend, while Garoppolo gets some extra time to rest.

Oct 21, 2023 9:17 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo Won't Play In Week 7

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (back) has been ruled out for the Las Vegas Raiders' Week 7 game against the Chicago Bears. Garoppolo was injured on a play in Week 6 and was removed from the game and later taken to a local medical facility. With Garoppolo out, the Raiders are left to decide between Brian Hoyer and Aidan O'Connell for Sunday's start. Hoyer took the reins in Week 6 and went 6-for-10 for 102 yards. O'Connell covered Week 4 against the Los Angeles Chargers when Garoppolo was dealing with a concussion and went 24-for-39 for 238 passing yards with an interception and three fumbles. If their recent performances in Garoppolo's stead indicate future decisions it will likely be Hoyer getting the nod, but fantasy managers should watch for more news until the Raiders make it official.

Oct 19, 2023 3:38 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo Won't Practice On Wednesday

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (back) will not practice Wednesday after suffering a back injury in the win over the New England Patriots in Week 6. This is not a good sign for his availability against the Chicago Bears in Week 7. If he doesn't suit up on Sunday, veteran Brian Hoyer will presumably be under center for the Silver and Black. Although the Bears have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season, Hoyer should not be high on the fantasy radar except in two-QB and superflex leagues. Expect the Raiders to lean on Josh Jacobs in this matchup, especially since Justin Fields (thumb) is not expected to suit up for the Bears. This will likely be a battle of rushing attacks on both sides.

Oct 18, 2023 2:11 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo Undergoing More Tests Monday

The Las Vegas Raiders continue to be cautious with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (back) after he was injured in the Week 6 win over his former team, the New England Patriots. Garoppolo is undergoing follow-up tests on Monday after he was taken to a local hospital on Sunday night, according to a source. The evaluation is ongoing and the Raiders believe it's too early to conclude anything about Jimmy G's status for Week 7 against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. We'll keep a close eye on the 31-year-old's status during practice this week. If he doesn't make enough progress to gain clearance to play, the Raiders would need to decide between rookie Aidan O'Connell and veteran Brian Hoyer as their Week 7 starter. Hoyer replaced Garoppolo on Sunday, but O'Connell received the start in Week 4 when Garoppolo was out with a concussion.

Oct 16, 2023 6:51 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo "Could Miss A Game" With Back Injury

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (back) departed Sunday's game against the Patriots in an ambulance but he may have avoided a major injury. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Garoppolo "could miss a game" with the back issue. His trip to the hospital was to check for internal injuries, which was more of a precautionary move. Veteran Brian Hoyer replaced Garoppolo and finished the Week 6 contest. It remains to be seen if Hoyer or rookie Aidan O'Connell will start if Garoppolo misses time. The latter earned the start when Garoppolo missed Week 4 with a concussion.

Oct 16, 2023 9:38 AM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo Taken To Local Medical Facility

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (back) didn't return to Sunday's win over the New England Patriots. The veteran signal-caller went 14-for-22 for 162 yards, one touchdown, and one interception before his premature departure. Head coach Josh McDaniels couldn't provide an update on Garoppolo's condition, only mentioning he was transported to a local medical facility. Nonetheless, depending on the severity of the ailment, Garoppolo may not play in Week 7 against the Chicago Bears, meaning Brian Hoyer, who went 6-for-10 for 102 yards, or Aidan O'Connell could find themselves starting.

Oct 15, 2023 8:06 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo Leaves Early With A Back Injury

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (back) completed 14 passes on 22 attempts (63.6%) for 162 yards and a touchdown in the Week 6 win against the New England Patriots. The veteran quarterback averaged 7.3 yards per attempt, and his interception issues continued. Garoppolo turned the ball over again, throwing an interception on a pass targeting receiver Davante Adams that was popped into the air after a big hit. The interception was not entirely on the Raiders quarterback, but he still leads the league in interceptions this season. Garoppolo exited the game in the second half with a back injury and was quickly ruled out. After the Raiders starter left the game, veteran Brian Hoyer replaced him. It remains to be seen how severe the damage is, but a back injury could force Garoppolo to miss time. We should get updates in the next few days surrounding Garoppolo's status and the Raiders' plans for the QB position. If Garoppolo does miss time, the Raiders will have to choose between Hoyer and rookie Aidan O'Connell, who started a game for them early this season. Fantasy managers will want to keep a close eye on the situation because it will likely affect the value of the Raiders playmakers. Garoppolo is likely not a starting-caliber quarterback for fantasy in single-QB leagues.

Oct 15, 2023 7:45 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo Doubtful To Return On Sunday

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (back) is doubtful to return to Sunday's meeting with the Patriots, his former team. If the oft-injured signal-caller doesn't return, he'll finish this one with 162 yards off 14-for-22 passing while throwing one touchdown and one interception. Brian Hoyer is now in under center, although nobody knows who will start if Garoppolo misses time moving forward.

Oct 15, 2023 6:04 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo Looking For A Win Against Former Team

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo returned to the starting lineup last week against the Green Bay Packers after missing the previous game with a concussion. Garoppolo had a decent game as the Raiders defeated the Packers 17-13. The Raiders quarterback passed for 208 yards and a touchdown while completing 70.9% of his passes. Despite his success, Garoppolo threw another interception. The 31-year-old now has a league-leading seven interceptions. This week, the Raiders take on the New England Patriots, the team that selected Garoppolo in the second round of the 2014 draft. The Patriots are not the defense they once were, allowing at least 34 points each of their last two games and 24 points in four out of five weeks. With Davante Adams and Jakobi Meyers off the injury report, Garoppolo should have no problem feeding his top receivers. Fantasy managers likely have better options available at quarterback, but Garoppolo could perform well against a Patriots team with an injured defense.

Oct 14, 2023 12:04 PM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo Puts Up Pedestrian Stats In Win

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 22 passes on 31 attempts (70.9%) for 208 yards in the Week 5 win against the Green Bay Packers. The veteran quarterback averaged 6.7 yards per attempt, and his interception issues continued. Garoppolo turned the ball over once, throwing an interception on a throw targeting Jakobi Meyers. The Raiders quarterback is now in sole possession of the league lead in interceptions this season. Despite his turnover woes, Garoppolo had a passing touchdown to Meyers in the second quarter. The Raiders quarterback did not need to put the team on his back to get the win since the Packers quarterback Jordan Love had an even worse game. Garoppolo will have another week to recover from the concussion before facing the New England Patriots. The Patriots have been one of the tougher matchups for quarterbacks, but injuries to their defense may change that narrative. Fantasy managers likely have better options than Garoppolo available on the waiver wire.

Oct 10, 2023 12:55 AM EST

Jimmy Garoppolo Clears Concussion Protocol

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo missed last week's game against the Los Angeles Chargers due to a concussion. Raiders rookie quarterback Aidan O'Connell started in Garoppolo's place and put forth a decent outing, but not enough to win the game or challenge the starting job. With Garoppolo clearing the concussion protocol, he will start Monday's contest. Garoppolo is slated to face the Green Bay Packers on Monday. The Packers are tougher on the pass than the run, leading teams to run on them more often. Garoppolo will benefit from an extra day of rest, but it may not be enough. Raiders star wide receiver Davante Adams has not practiced the past two days and is questionable for this game. If Adams misses, the Raiders may lean more on running back Josh Jacobs. The Raiders are home favorites and projected to be in a positive game script, possibly leading to fewer pass attempts, yards, and touchdowns for Garoppolo. It may be wise to downgrade expectations for the Raiders offense in this contest.

Oct 7, 2023 4:05 AM EST