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Sources say the Raiders are filling the QB need with Jimmy Garoppolo

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo plans to sign with the Las Vegas Raiders, sources have told ESPN’s Diana Rossini and Adam Schefter.

Garoppolo has agreed to a three-year deal worth $67.5 million, including $34 million guaranteed, a source told Schefter. He will be reunited with Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels, who served as the Patriots’ offensive coordinator during Garoppolo’s three years in New England.

The Raiders released longtime starter Derek Carr last month, and Jarrett Stidham, the quarterback who replaced Carr for the last two games last season, is a free agent.

Garoppolo has spent the past five seasons with the 49ers after they acquired him in an October 2017 deal with the Patriots. Upon his arrival, Garoppolo led the Niners to five straight wins to close out that season, earning him a five-year, $137.5 million deal that, at the time, made him the highest-paid player in the league.

From there, Garoppolo has enjoyed plenty of highs — including a career-best season in which the Niners went to Super Bowl LIV — and its share of downs, most of which were the result of injuries.

Garoppolo, 31, played last season on a reworked one-year deal that prevented the Niners from using the franchise tag on him this season after San Francisco spent its last season looking to trade him. A right shoulder injury prevented the Niners from finding a business partner, which led to Garoppolo agreeing to stay.

When San Francisco quarterback Tri Lance fractured his right ankle in Week 2, Garoppolo regained the starting job and was amid one of football’s best periods before breaking his left foot on December 4 against the Miami Dolphins.

In his time in San Francisco, Garoppolo threw for 13,599 yards with 82 touchdowns and 42 interceptions while completing 67.6% of his passes. In their 63rd appearance (including the playoffs), the Niners have gone 42-19.

Garoppolo missed 30 games with various ankle, shoulder, thumb and knee injuries after becoming a Niners player.

ESPN’s Nick Wagner contributed to this report.

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