Jimmy Garoppolo has ‘PASSed his preseason physical and is ready for the start of Raiders training camp’ … with the star QB recovering well from recent foot surgery after signing a $73 million contract
- Garoppolo, 31, broke his left foot while still playing for the 49ers in December.
- In May it was revealed that ‘Jimmy G’ 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 his broken foot last season.
ESPN Senior NFL Reporter, jeremy huntertweeted that multiple sources are “optimistic” that the 31-year-old Garoppolo will show up at Raiders headquarters in Henderson, Nevada, to meet his new teammates for the first time on July 25, “barring surprise.”
“Garoppolo has made good progress since offseason foot surgery,” he added, citing the latest report from Las Vegas’ QB, while Adam Schefter revealed that the Raiders are ‘not placing’ the two-time Super Bowl champion on the physically unable to perform list.
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 understands the risks of playing with his surgically repaired left foot and will not hold the team responsible for further injuries.
NFL Network reviewed Exhibit G of Garoppolo’s contract, which is a waiver and release of team liability.
Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, 31, will appear in the Raiders’ preseason plans in August.
Garoppolo broke his left foot midseason in a December game against the Miami Dolphins
According to the addendum, Garoppolo acknowledges that without the waiver, he would fail the team’s initial physical and would be ineligible for a contract due to what is known as “pre-existing medial and medial cuneiform and a fracture of the base of the second metatarsal in the player’s left foot.”
The season-ending injury occurred on December 4 when Garoppolo, then QB for the San Francisco 49ers, was waived in the team’s first series against the Miami Dolphins. He went 2-of-4 for 56 yards before being replaced by rookie Brock Purdy, who led the 49ers to the NFC Championship Game.
The Athletic later reported that Garoppolo underwent previously undisclosed foot surgery.
According to the addendum, Garoppolo acknowledges the risk of further injury, including ‘permanent disability’, and assumes all risks by continuing to play. He agrees to waive all claims against the Raiders, the NFL and others and leaves the team doctor in charge of resolving any injury disputes that may arise, though Garoppolo has the right to seek a second opinion.
For the resignation to be rescinded after the 2023 season, Garoppolo must be on the 53-man roster two days after the Raiders’ final league game.
Garoppolo left the San Francisco 49ers for Las Vegas after six seasons, including a 2020 Super Bowl appearance against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Garoppolo agreed to a three-year, $72.75 million contract with Las Vegas in March. He left the 49ers after six seasons and multiple deep playoff runs together.
Garoppolo was the starting quarterback in San Francisco’s run to Super Bowl LIV, where he threw a touchdown and was intercepted twice in a 31-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in February 2020.
The Niners made it to the NFC Championship game in the 2021 season, losing to the eventual Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams.
Since entering the league with the New England Patriots in 2014, Garoppolo has a 40-17 record as a regular-season starter.
He has totaled 14,289 passing yards, 87 touchdowns and 42 interceptions with a career completion percentage of 67.6.