Raiders officially sign quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - After an abrupt postponement of an introductory press conference on Thursday, the Raiders apparently will have their new quarterback after all.
The Raiders on Thursday were set to hold a news conference to introduce quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo joining the team. However, after welcoming several other newly-signed players, the team abruptly postponed the announcement for Jimmy G.
After the media sat for 2.5 hours waiting for him to come out, a Raiders representative walked in and said the press conference would no longer take place Thursday afternoon. In terms of an introductory news conference, they said the team was still working on details and hoped to do it sometime on Friday.
In a press release Friday morning, the Raiders announced that the team had signed the unrestricted free agent.
In the release, the Raiders said “Garoppolo is the 49ers all-time franchise leader in career completion percentage (67.5 percent), average yards per pass attempt (8.3 yards/att.) and has the second highest career passer rating (99.2) in club history.”
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