Jimmy Garoppolo is off to Raiders, Twitter reacts to free-agent deal

Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /

Jimmy Garoppolo is finally departing the 49ers via NFL free agency, and he’ll be joining the Raiders. Let’s see what Twitter had to say about it.

There are probably going to be a few sayings about the San Francisco 49ers and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo finally going their separate ways.

“All good things must come to an end,” is potentially one of them.

While Garoppolo’s legacy with the Niners is complex, marked by injuries and limitations, the fact is he helped San Francisco win a lot of games between 2017 and 2022, and the 49ers turned into a powerhouse of an organization when he was under center.

Now, heading into 2023, Garoppolo won’t be part of that equation any longer.

No, he’ll be off to join the Las Vegas Raiders, signing a three-year deal there and rejoining his former offensive coordinator with the New England Patriots, Josh McDaniels, now the head coach out in Vegas.

Las Vegas recently released veteran quarterback Derek Carr, who subsequently signed with the New Orleans Saints.

With Garoppolo now in town, the Raiders hope they can finally gain some headway within the AFC West.

As for the Niners? Garoppolo leaves with a 38-17 regular-season record, two NFC Championship game starts, one Super Bowl appearance and a complex legacy of being a great teammate and locker-room leader, an injury-prone quarterback, a

professional with the media, a winner, a quarterback who is notably limited on the field and much, much more.

Let’s see what Twitter had to say about the now-Raiders signal-caller with his days in the Bay Area now complete.

Twitter reacts to Jimmy Garoppolo leaving 49ers, joining Raiders

This might sum up the best Twitter reaction of all, one which San Francisco fans “somewhat” feel sad that Jimmy G is leaving:

That’s pretty good. But, in all reality, Garoppolo handled himself pretty well in a 49ers uniform.

He’ll command a good deal of respect for that.

All told, few Twitter pieces can equal those of @RitaOak_Art, including the Garoppolo finale:

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However, what about Garoppolo’s arrival with the Raiders? Is that being received well enough?

According to some, yes. According to others, not really.

Whether or not Garoppolo is an upgrade over Carr is a debate, but it’s one that Raiders fans will have to endure.

Not so much the Niners Faithful any longer.

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