Jimmy Garoppolo to be suspended by NFL, released by Raiders

Feb 16, 2024, 10:15 AM

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 09: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the Las Vegas Raiders celebrates after throw...

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 09: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the Las Vegas Raiders celebrates after thrown a pass for a touchdown during the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Allegiant Stadium on October 09, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Candice Ward/Getty Images)

(Photo by Candice Ward/Getty Images)

The Jimmy Garoppolo experience has come to an end in Las Vegas.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news on Friday morning that the NFL has suspended Garoppolo for two games due to violating the league’s Performance Enhancing Drug Policy.

According to Schefter’s report, the policy violation is said to be related to the veteran quarterback using a prescribed medication without having a valid Therapeutic Use Exemption from the NFL.

Garoppolo will not appeal the suspension and will miss the first two games of the 2024 season, but the Las Vegas Raiders will not be the 32-year-old’s employer once the season begins.

Schefter is also reporting that Las Vegas is expected to release Garoppolo in mid-March before his $11.25 million roster bonus vests.

More on Jimmy Garoppolo

Garoppolo, who signed a three-year, $72.75 million contract that included $33.75 million guaranteed with Las Vegas last March, started six games for the Raiders in 2023 before being replaced by rookie quarterback Aidan O’Connell in Week 9.

Over seven appearances (six starts) with Las Vegas, Garoppolo threw for 1,205 yards and seven touchdowns, but also racked up nine interceptions.

The 32-year-old’s 172.1 yards per game average was the lowest of his NFL career (minimum seven games played).

Key offseason dates for the Las Vegas Raiders

  • Tuesday, Feb. 20th – Teams can begin franchising players until Tuesday, March 5th
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27 – NFL Combine begins
  • Thursday, March 13 – The 2024 free agency signing period begins at 1 p.m. PST

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