Jimmy G wants to accomplish a lot as the Raiders QB. ‘Trying to bring energy’

Jimmy Garoppolo has big expectations as the next Las Vegas Raiders quarterback.

Jimmy G was introduced Friday at Raiders headquarters in Henderson, Nev., a day later than expected because the team was still working on the language of the contract.

Garoppolo said all the right things, including wanting to win a Super Bowl ring, but he took it a little further with that knowing how the Raiders have been struggling.

“Hell, yeah, I’m trying to win a Super Bowl.. Every player says that when they come up to the first press conference, but that’s my goal. I want to go get a ring and get the Silver and Black back to where it should be. I know it’s not an easy process. Been through it with San Francisco, lower end of the field when I first got there, but it’s a process. ... It will be worth it.”

Garoppolo said the Raiders were up there when his agents gave him a list of teams that would be interested in him. He added that head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler played a role in him wanting to join the Raiders.

He said that he doesn’t want to be given anything and wants “to earn” being the Raiders’ starting quarterback.

“I’m trying to bring energy. Trying to get everyone on the same page and everyone rolling in the same direction. Like I said before, I’m trying to earn it. I don’t want, just because I’m the quarterback, I’m not the leader because of that, I want to be the leader because guys respect me and believe in me. I think that starts with hard work. I’ll try to do that as much as I can and take it from there.”

Garoppolo said it’s appealing when he has playmakers such as wide receivers Davante Adams and Hunter Renfrow and running back Josh Jacobs.

“Whenever you have skill-position guys like that, the run after catch, I’m a big believer in that thing. You give them an accurate ball, if you got the right guys, they can make a play with it. We seem to have the right guys here, so we got to get working together.”

He spent the past six seasons with the 49ers, for whom he completed 1,104 of 1,632 passes for 13,599 yards with 82 touchdowns against 42 interceptions.

He replaces Derek Carr, who was the Raiders starter the past nine seasons but was released in February and since joined the New Orleans Saints.

Garoppolo is 40-17 as an NFL starter, including 38-17 with the 49ers, but injury history is a concern. He missed parts of three seasons in San Francisco: 2018, knee (season-ending) in Game 3; 2020, ankle (out eight games); and 2022, foot (season-ending) in Game 12.

Garoppolo said he was going to “ramp up stuff” during the playoffs last season but it didn’t work out.

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan raved about Garoppolo when the team acquired him from the New England Patriots in October 2017 because of the leadership he brings to the team.

Asked Friday what type of leadership he brings to the Raiders, Garappolo said:

“A real one. A passionate one. One that fans can feel good about. I’m a big believer in that. It’s a spectator sport. We’re putting on a show for the fans. If we can do it the right way, things will work out.”