Jimmy Garoppolo has “passed his pre-season test and is ready to start Raiders training camp”… Star-QB is recovering well from recent foot surgery after signing a $73m contract
- Garoppolo, 31, broke his left foot in December while still playing for the 49ers
- In May, it was revealed that “Jimmy G” had signed a liability waiver with the Raiders
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Jimmy Garoppolo completed a physical with the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday and will be ready for the team’s training camp next week as the quarterback is on track to recover from breaking his foot last season.
ESPN’s senior NFL reporter, Jeremy Fowlertweeted that multiple sources are “optimistic” that 31-year-old Garoppolo will show up at the Raiders’ headquarters in Henderson, Nevada, on July 25 to meet his new teammates for the first time “barring any surprises.”
“Garoppolo has made good progress after off-season foot surgery,” he added, citing the latest Las Vegas QB report Adam Scheter announced that the Raiders will not place the two-time Super Bowl champion on the list of physically incapable players.
The update on Garoppolo’s health comes after it was revealed in May that ‘Jimmy G’ signed a waiver as part of his contract, acknowledging that he is aware of the risks of playing with his surgically repaired left foot and will not hold the team responsible for any further injuries.
NFL Network has reviewed Addendum G to Garoppolo’s contract, which provides for a waiver and release from the team’s liability.
Raiders QB Jimmy Garoppolo, 31, is expected to feature in the Raiders prep plans in August
Garoppolo broke his left foot midseason in a December game against the Miami Dolphins
In the addendum, Garoppolo concedes that without the waiver, he would fail the team’s initial physical and would not be eligible for a contract due to what he called a “pre-existing medial and medial sphenoid fracture and a fracture of the base of the second metatarsal in the player’s left foot.”
The season-ending injury came on December 4 when Garoppolo, then QB of the San Francisco 49ers, was fired in the team’s opener game against the Miami Dolphins. He was 2-on-4 for 56 yards before being replaced by rookie Brock Purdy, who led the 49ers to the NFC championship game.
The Athletic then reported that Garoppolo underwent previously undisclosed foot surgery.
In the addendum, Garoppolo acknowledges the risk of further injury, including a “permanent disability,” and assumes all risks that come with continuing play. He agrees to waive all claims against the Raiders, the NFL and others, and leaves the responsibility of resolving any disputes about the injury to the team doctor, although Garoppolo has the right to seek a second opinion.
For the waiver to be void after the 2023 season, Garoppolo must be in the 53-man roster two days after the Raiders’ final game of the league year.
Garoppolo left the San Francisco 49ers for Vegas after six seasons, including a Super Bowl appearance in 2020 against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs
Garoppolo agreed to a three-year, $72.75 million deal with Las Vegas in March. He left the 49ers after six seasons and several successful playoff runs together.
Garoppolo was the starting quarterback in San Francisco’s run to Super Bowl LIV, where he passed for a touchdown and was twice intercepted 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 New England Patriots in 2014, Garoppolo has had a 40-17 record as a regular-season starter.
He has 14,289 total passing yards, 87 touchdowns, and 42 interceptions for a career completion rate of 67.6.