Jimmy G sends farewell message to 49ers at first Raiders presser originally appeared nbc sports birea
Jimmy Garoppolo certainly looked the part Friday as he congratulated the Las Vegas media afterward officially signing your contract To be the new quarterback of the Raiders.
However, despite his all-black garb, he took a moment at the start of his introductory press conference to address his 5 1/2 seasons in red and gold with the 49ers.
After extending St. Patrick’s Day greetings, Garoppolo told reporters, “I just want to thank the people of New York, thank the 49ers for everything they’ve done.” “My time there was fantastic. Enjoyed it, had a lot of ups and downs. It was a fun time but now can’t wait to turn the page, move on to the next chapter in my life and get started in Vegas.”
Garoppolo further spoke about how his time with the 49ers groomed him into a leader, and the 31-year-old expressed his excitement about living and playing in the Las Vegas area. But for some time this agreement seemed to be hanging in the balance. after the raiders were suspended From Thursday’s introductory press conference to Garoppolo’s through Friday.
Everything went according to plan, though Garoppolo did not elaborate on what caused the holdup.
Although the Raiders did not disclose Garoppolo’s contract details, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday that deal is for three years$67.5 million with $34 million guaranteed.
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