Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to be available for the beginning of training camp this week after passing his physical Sunday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
Garoppolo failed a physical upon joining Las Vegas as a free agent in March, with team doctors determining that he’d require another surgery to address the foot injury that ended his 2022 season. The Raiders subsequently reworked his contract in a manner that gave them the ability to walk away from the deal unless he was cleared by the medical staff.
The original agreement called for Garoppolo to receive an $11.25-million signing bonus and an $11.25-million base salary in his first season with the team, according to ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio. However, as part of the reworked agreement, the entire signing bonus was folded into a $22.5-million base salary effectively made dependent on Garoppolo’s recovery.
The veteran signal-caller was a spectator for the team’s entire offseason program after undergoing the second procedure on his foot, with Brian Hoyer, Chase Garbers, and fourth-round rookie Aidan O’Connell getting extra work in his place.
Signed to replace departed starter Derek Carr, Garoppolo joins the Raiders already familiar with the offensive system put in place by head coach Josh McDaniels. The former second-round pick spent the first three-plus years of his career playing under McDaniels in New England before being traded to San Francisco in 2017.
Garoppolo enjoyed a largely successful run over the last six years with the 49ers, including a run to the Super Bowl during the 2019 campaign. However, numerous injuries impacted his availability throughout. The 31-year-old started 55 regular-season games over that span, throwing for 13,599 yards, 82 touchdowns, and 42 interceptions.
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