Jimmy Garoppolo discloses reason for PED suspension, expresses excitement at fresh start with Rams

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo looks on before a game on Jan. 7 in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Raiders released Garoppolo on March 13. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) warms up before a game against the New England Patriots in Oct. 2023 in Las Vegas. Garoppolo, was by the Raiders earlier this week, has signed with the Los Angeles Rams as the backup to Matthew Stafford, the Rams announced Friday. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

LOS ANGELES — After seven seasons of success and setbacks as a starting NFL quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo decided it was time to take a step back to recharge his career.