Jimmy Garoppolo says the Las Vegas Raiders were definitely the team he wanted to join and added his goal is to win a Super Bowl with the Raiders. Since last year, Josh McDaniels has been the Raiders head coach and Dave Ziegler the team's general manager.
When Garoppolo was with the New England Patriots, McDaniels and Ziegler also worked for the Patriots. The Raiders entered this offseason needing to sign a starting quarterback and the general expectation was that they would pursue Garoppolo.
After signing a three-year, $72.75 million deal with the Raiders, Garoppolo said the interest was mutual. “Right off the bat when my agents gave me the list of teams, the Raiders were right up there. I had the familiarity with Josh, Dave [Ziegler] the G.M.
All that played a role," Garoppolo said, per Pro Football Talk.
Garoppolo: I want to win a Super Bowl here
“Hell yeah. I’m trying to win a Super Bowl. I know every player says that when they come up to their first press conference.
But that’s my goal. I want to win a ring, get the Silver and Black back to where it should be. And I know that’s not an easy process — I’ve been through it [with] San Francisco [at the] lower end of the field when I first got there.
It’s a process, but it’ll be worth it," Garoppolo said. Last offseason, the Raiders made some big moves after which they believed they would be able to compete for the Super Bowl. But instead of making a deep playoff run, they didn't come anywhere near making the playoffs.
After the 2022 season ended, the Raiders released quarterback Derek Carr. Now, the Raiders have a new starting quarterback and they are hoping to have more success with Garoppolo. Garoppolo has Super Bowl appearances in his resume and it remains to be seen if he can lead the Raiders to the Promised Land.
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