Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo

HENDERSON, Nev. The Las Vegas Raiders have signed an unrestricted free agent QB Jimmy Garoppolothe club announced on Thursday.

Garoppolo, now entering his 10th year in the NFL, was originally a second-round pick (62nd overall) of the New England Patriots in the 2014 NFL Draft, where he spent four seasons (2014-17) and was part of two Super. Bowl champion teams (XLIX and LI).

After being traded to the 49ers from the Patriots in October of the 2017 NFL season, Garoppolo appeared in three NFC Championship games and Super Bowl LIV with San Francisco. In 57 games with the 49ers, Garoppolo had a 99.2 passer rating with 13,599 yards, 82 touchdowns and 42 interceptions. As a starter for the 49ers, he had a 38-17 record and won four of his six playoff games.

Garoppolo is the 49ers’ all-time franchise leader in career completion percentage (67.5 percent), average yards per pass attempt (8.3 yds/att.) and has the second-highest career passer rating (99.2) in club history.

Last season, Garoppolo appeared in 11 games with 10 starts, completing 207 of 308 attempts for 2,437 yards and 16 touchdowns against four interceptions and a 103.0 passer rating. In 2019, he set single-season career highs in attempts (476), completions (329), yards (3,978) and touchdowns (27). His 3,978 passing yards are the fourth most in a single season in league history.

A native of Arlington Heights, Ill., Garoppolo started all 45 games in which he appeared at Eastern Illinois (2010-13), where he finished sixth on the Football League records with 118 touchdown passes and seventh with 13,151 yards.

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