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Rams sign Jimmy Garoppolo: Former Raiders and 49ers QB agree to one-year deal with Los Angeles, report says

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Jimmy G is reportedly returning to the NFC West. Friday, NFL Media reported that the Los Angeles Rams had agreed to terms with Jimmy Garoppolo on a one-year deal, where he will team up with Sean McVay and likely serve as the backup quarterback for Matthew Stafford.

Garoppolo will not be able to play immediately in 2024 as he has been suspended for first two matches of the regular season for violation of of the NFL policy on performance-enhancing drugs. ESPN reported that Garoppolo's violation was related to his “using a prescribed drug without having a valid therapeutic use exemption.”

Garoppolo was released by the Las Vegas Raiders earlier this week, just one year into the three-year, $67.5 million deal he signed last offseason. Garoppolo went 3-3 as a starter for Vegas before being benched as a rookie Aidan O'Connell. Garoppolo has thrown for 1,205 yards, seven touchdowns and nine interceptions in seven total games.

Although he was initially selected in the second round of the 2014 election NFL Draft speak New England PatriotsGaroppolo will likely be remembered as the quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers from 2017 to 22. Jimmy G found his way to The Bay via trade in 2017 and won each of his first five starts for San Francisco. A torn ACL robbed him of the 2018 campaign, but Garoppolo bounced back to go 13-3 for the 49ers in 2019 and took San Francisco to super bowl LIV, where he finally fell to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.

In 2022, Garoppolo was replaced by the former No. 3 overall pick Trey Lancewho suffered a season-ending broken ankle in Week 2. Jimmy G got his job back briefly, but suffered a foot injury in Week 13 that triggered Brock Purdy meteoric rise.

Now, it appears Garoppolo has accepted his new role as backup.

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