LAS VEGAS RAIDERS

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

Thank you for reading SactownSports.com. Follow us on Twitter and Google News, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Newsletter

Las Vegas Raiders

Aidan O'Connell #4 of the Las Vegas Raiders is greeted by teammates during player introductions pri...

Joseph Jarosz

Raiders quarterback Aidan O’Connell on what he learned in his rookie year

Aidan O'Connell, the lone quarterback holdover from last season for the Raiders, reflects on his rookie season and what year two will bring.

5 days ago

Wide receiver Davante Adams #17 of the Las Vegas Raiders looks on as the United States national ant...

Field Level Media

Raiders WR Davante Adams: No desire to be traded

Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams wants to be in Las Vegas, and insists he'd be gone by now if he had any desire to be traded.

6 days ago

Cody Whitehair #65 of the Chicago Bears looks on during the second quarter against the Seattle Seah...

Field Level Media

Report: Raiders sign OL Cody Whitehair to 1-year deal

The Las Vegas Raiders have signed free-agent guard/center Cody Whitehair to a one-year, $2.5 million contract, according to reports.

6 days ago

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - AUGUST 14: Quarterback Derek Carr #4 and defensive end Maxx Crosby #98 of the L...

Joseph Jarosz

Derek Carr says he ‘cannot wait’ to face Maxx Crosby and the Raiders

Maxx Crosby will get a chance to face off against his former teammate next season. And Derek Carr cannot wait to host his former team.

13 days ago

Jordan Meredith #61 of the Las Vegas Raiders stretches before the game against the Green Bay Packer...

Joseph Jarosz

Offensive lineman Jordan Meredith re-signs with Raiders

The Raiders are bringing back 26-year-old offensive guard Jordan Meredith, however, the terms of the deal were not disclosed.

20 days ago

TAMPA, FLORIDA - JANUARY 01: Jayden Daniels #5 of the LSU Tigers looks on during the ReliaQuest Bow...

Joseph Jarosz

Report: Raiders scheduled to meet with LSU QB Jayden Daniels

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Raiders are one of six teams to schedule meetings with LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels.

25 days ago

Jimmy Garoppolo to be suspended by NFL, released by Raiders