by Keagan Stiefel
10 hours ago
Las Vegas will be the home of a New England Patriots reunion in 2023, as Raiders newcomer Jimmy Garoppolo will join head coach Josh McDaniels in a bid to turn the franchise’s fortunes around.
Garoppolo was introduced as the Raiders’ new quarterback on Friday, signaling the start of a new era in Vegas after longtime signal caller Derek Carr departed for the New Orleans Saints this offseason. The push-up machine was supposed to take off in the future, but before anyone did, the 31-year-old took a trip down memory lane.
Garoppolo told the story of how he met McDaniels during his introductory conference, He explains in detail his introductory visit With the Patriots in the spring of 2014.
“I don’t know if it was planned, but I swear it was planned – Tom Brady got in,” Garoppolo said in an interview with ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez. “And I thought that was going to turn me off a little bit because I had never met him before, and I was a little starstruck. But yeah, he came out, and Josh went on with the teachings. That was our first interaction.”
The Garoppolo-Brady relationship has been a success for the Patriots, who won two Super Bowls in New England’s three backup seasons. Eventually, however, reports of discord would come after Garoppolo was traded away.
In the years between the Garoppolo and McDaniels associations, the quarterback would go 40-17 while passing for 14,289 yards, 87 touchdowns, and 42 interceptions while completing 67.6% of his attempts in 74 games—leading the San Francisco 49ers to a Super Bowl appearance for LIVE. McDaniels won another Super Bowl with the Patriots before eventually leaving for Las Vegas last season.
Now, they’ll finally get the chance to have an offensive game caller relationship on a full-time basis.
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