Jimmy Garoppolo “could be fired by the Raiders without a dime as the contract clause reveals the quarterback will have no contact with the team” after signing a three-year, $73 million deal with Las Vegas
- Garoppolo’s inaugural press conference was mysteriously postponed in March
- Garoppolo reportedly failed his physical condition in LV due to an injury he picked up in SF
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Jimmy Garoppolo’s future with the Las Vegas Raiders may not be as secure as first thought.
According to an addendum to his contract as reported by Pro Football TalkCurrently, the Raiders can drop Garoppolo at any time without financial loss as he sustained an injury last season.
According to Mike Florio, Garoppolo failed his physical exam with the team in March, resulting in a reshuffle of his three-year, $72.75 million contract.
It became known that this was the reason for Garoppolo’s press conference being postponed to a day after the scheduled date. At the time, it was a mystery to the public.
The clause will be superfluous if Garoppolo is able to recover from a physical injury, plays at least one regular-season game and does not reinjure his left foot as described in the Addendum.
Jimmy Garoppolo’s future with the Las Vegas Raiders may not be as secure as first thought
Garoppolo reportedly failed the physical with the team, leading to a contract reshuffle
PFT, citing Garoppolo’s contract, announced that Garoppolo “recognizes and waives the risk of further injury” and “expressly accepts all risks of continuing to play despite the illness.”
Specifically, this refers to a “pre-existing medallion and median sphenoid and a fracture of the base of the second metatarsal” in Garoppolo’s left foot. That injury, which came in Week 13, paved the way for Brock Purdy to take over the 49ers and lead them to the NFC Championship Game.
Reportedly, should the Raiders deteriorate, the NFL and others who may be involved would be relieved of any liability.
Garoppolo’s contract is said to no longer include a $11.25 million signing bonus, as first reported. This has been converted to a base salary for the 2023 season (originally $11.25 million) which now totals $22.5 million.
Should the former San Francisco and New England quarterback fail to meet the three physical milestones above, the Raiders could fire him without paying a dime.
Accordingly the athleteGaroppolo underwent surgery on his left foot after signing with the AFC West franchise.
Head coach Josh McDaniels declined to elaborate on whether Garoppolo had undergone a medical procedure during his Thursday press conference.
The reported addendum relates to a “pre-existing fracture of the medal and medial sphenoid as well as a fracture of the base of the second metatarsal” – which kept him out for the second part of the 2022 season
Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels told reporters Thursday that everything was as the team expected
“He’s going through his process exactly as we expected,” McDaniels said. “Nothing happened that would surprise us based on the information available to us.”
Garoppolo was the starting quarterback for San Francisco’s entry into Super Bowl LIV, where he threw for a touchdown and two interceptions in a 31-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in February 2020.
The Niners reached the NFC Championship game in the 2021 season, losing to eventual Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams.
Since joining the league with the Patriots in 2014, Garoppolo has held a 40-17 record as a regular-season starter. He has totaled 14,289 passing yards, 87 touchdowns, and 42 interceptions for a career completion rate of 67.6.