After signing a three-year, $67.5 million last offseason with the Las Vegas Raiders, Jimmy Garoppolo is likely searching for a new team. Once coach Antonio Pierce took over, Garoppolo saw the bench and was replaced as the starting quarterback by rookie Aidan O’Connell.
With Pierce back as coach, it is clear Jimmy Garoppolo will not be in the starting lineup for the Raiders. At this point, they are going to need to move on from him but where will the former second-round pick be suiting up next season?
Jimmy Garoppolo Team #1: Atlanta Falcons
This makes a lot of sense with Raheem Morris knowing he needs to address the quarterback position and while there are some great rookies, this is a team that can win the division with an experienced quarterback. This is arguably the most likely destination as this saves the team from using the eighth pick on a position they can address in free agency for not a significant price tag.
With all the weapons the Atlanta Falcons have to offer, this should be exciting for the team to have a stabilized quarterback that can get the skill position players the ball.
Jimmy Garoppolo Team #2: Denver Broncos
With Russell Wilson likely out for the team, the ability to get a quarterback is critical for the Broncos. Sean Payton is familiar with what Garoppolo could do and if he’s released, that means the team could pay a minimal contract for a key position.
The Broncos are a strong team and need to get a quarterback that can run Sean Payton’s system. Being part of the same coaching tree as Bill Belichick, there definitely will be some level of interest for adding the quarterback he drafted and traded away because Tom Brady didn’t want him as the backup to replace him.
The Broncos have solid receivers and could be a chance to revive Garoppolo’s career so this fit would make sense.
Jimmy Garoppolo Team #3: Pittsburgh Steelers
One team that has been great despite not having the answer at the quarterback position is the Pittsburgh Steelers. While this would not be a significant improvement, it is an improvement nonetheless, and having the worst quarterback in the AFC North is not a recipe for being competitive.
Mike Tomlin can coach him up and there are some great wide receivers with George Pickens and Diontae Johnson as well as tight end Pat Freiermuth, this is an offense that seems to be a quarterback away from being competitive in the AFC.
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