July 23, 2023, 10:46 a.m. ET
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who is spending his offseason recovering from a foot injury, is through his physical training camp, league sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Sunday.
Garoppolo will not be placed on the list of players who are physically unable to perform and is expected to start training camp with his team-mates, the source told Schefter.
Garoppolo, who joined the Raiders on a three-year, $72.75 million free agent contract on March 17, signed a release/waiver as a physical replacement due to an injury to his left foot, which he suffered on December 4 while playing for the San Francisco 49ers.
He underwent surgery after signing with the Raiders and was unable to train on the field with the team during a voluntary OTA, even though he was in the building.
Garoppolo’s $11.25 million signing bonus was also converted into base salary – giving him a base salary total of $22.5 for 2023 – and lends credence to the idea that Las Vegas could part ways with him if he can’t pass a physical before the season starts.
Coach Josh McDaniels said last month he was “not concerned” over the team’s quarterback situation despite Garoppolo’s injury.
Brian Hoyer, who has experience in the McDaniels system from his time with the New England Patriots and entering his 15th NFL season, signed with Las Vegas as a free agent during the offseason and has taken on first team representation. The Raiders also signed Purdue’s Aidan O’Connell in the fourth round and returned sophomore Chase Garbers.
ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez contributed to this report.