Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Safe Rams sign flop Jimmy G for $4.5m

The Rams have signed former 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo to backup Matthew Stafford on a one-year $4.5-million deal.

Garoppolo is suspended for the first two-games of the 2024 season for violating the NFL’s performance enhancing substances policy. Hopefully we’ll get some dubs and start off 2-0 and keep things moving,” Garoppolo said. “But it’s just one of those situations. It is what it is. You got to deal with it and just keep moving on and stay positive.”

Rams need a solid backup

With Stafford having missed some time over the last few seasons since they won the Super Bowl it makes sense to bring in an experienced backup with a proven track record of steady play. Rams head coach Sean McVay helped to convince Garoppolo that the Rams were his best option.

“Obviously good players all around,” Garoppolo said. “That’s a big part of it. Talking to Sean on the phone, him just running me through offense and things that he had in mind, it really became appetizing. And I know a lot of the coaches here, so a lot of familiarity in that aspect. And then having played against the Rams a lot in my career, I’ve seen a lot of good things from L.A.”

“Having gone against them for so many years, I knew how good this defense was, how the offense could put up points,” Garoppolo said. “It was a good situation, man. That was a big part of my decision. I just wanted to find a good situation, good people around. And I think I found it here.”

“What Baker did, that was tremendous, incredible,” Garoppolo said. “And so Sean is a phenomenal offensive mind. And a lot of the guys around here are, I think that played a big part in reinventing — whatever you want to call it — a quarterback.

“Having good people around you, it’s not all going to be done by you. You got to have the people around you to put you in a good position, call the right plays, all those little things. And yeah, I saw this opportunity and I got excited. It just seemed right.”

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