Jimmy Garoppolo's stock value continues to plummet after PED suspension

There probably aren't going to be too many teams aggressively pursuing Jimmy Garoppolo this offseason if the Raiders indeed release him.

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo / Cooper Neill/GettyImages

Jimmy Garoppolo's post-49ers career certainly isn't looking good, and the latest news involves him being suspended for a PED violation.

From some of his comments after it took place, Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was more than happy to get out from the San Francisco 49ers organization last offseason.

Signing a three-year free-agent deal with Vegas to play under his former offensive coordinator from the New England Patriots, now-ousted Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels, Garoppolo's Raiders tenure was easily much bleaker than at any point during his Niners tenure. Not only did Jimmy G get off to a bad start with foot injuries that clouded his original contract with Las Vegas, but he also struggled early to the point of being benched not even halfway through the regular season.

Surely, they heyday years of him regularly being involved with San Francisco's postseason pushes seem a distant memory.

Now, in the wake of more recent news, Garoppolo's future looks even dimmer.

Jimmy Garoppolo slapped with 2-game PED suspension, per reports

Multiple outlets, including Fox Sports, reported on Friday that Garoppolo is going to be suspended two games because of a performance enhancing substance violation.

Whether or not that carried any weight with the Raiders, the report also noted that they were expected to release Garoppolo just one season into his three-year deal:


Garoppolo's time with Vegas, if it's indeed coming to a conclusion, will be one to forget. Having started only six games prior to his benching, Jimmy G completed 65.1 percent of his passes for 1,205 yards with seven touchdowns against nine interceptions.

Feuds with All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams likely also drove a wedge between Jimmy G and the rest of the post-McDaniels Raiders staff.

Now 32 years old, boasting an injury reputation and coming off a tumultuous season with the Raiders, this latest PED news is a massive blow to the kind of future he'll have in 2024 and beyond. While it's nowhere close to being the kind of development that could unofficially end Jimmy G's career, it does likel paint a picture where he's clamoring for a backup job at best and will probably have very little shot at any sort of lucrative deal ever again.

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