Jimmy Garoppolo is excited at his opportunity to finally be a starting quarterback in this league.

"[I'm] thrilled to be here," the former New England Patriots backup said of his move to the San Francisco 49ers, per Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com. "I mean, just got here this morning. I couldn't be happier."

San Francisco acquired the fourth-year player Monday in exchange for a 2018 second-round pick.