Skip to comments.$137.5M: 49ers Reach 5-Year Deal With Jimmy Garoppolo Making Him Highest Paid Player in NFL History
Posted on 02/08/2018 12:19:02 PM PST by nickcarraway
The San Francisco 49ers have reportedly reached an agreement with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo making him the highest paid player in NFL history.
Citing a source, NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo was the first to report the total amount of the contract Thursday morning, saying that the 49ers and Garoppolo have agreed to a five-year, $137.5 million contract, "the biggest deal in NFL history on a average-per-year basis."
The annual average pay of $27.5 million eclipses the previous-high contract of Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford, who signed a deal in August that averages $27 million a year.
VIDEOWater Main Break Triggers Flooding in San Mateo The multi-year agreement was considered the top priority of the 49ers offseason under general manager John Lynch.
The 49ers acquired Garoppolo in a blockbuster trade with the New England Patriots for just a second-round draft pick prior to the NFL trade deadline. Garoppolo arrived in Santa Clara on Oct. 31 to join his new organization.
At the end of the season, Lynch promised that signing Garoppolo to a long-term contract extension was a top offseason priority.
You have our assurances and the fans do that wed like nothing more than to make him a Niner for a long, long time, Lynch said of Garoppolo.
Garoppolo, 26, a four-year veteran, spent his first three games with the 49ers on the sideline in a backup role to rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard. Garoppolo was elevated into the starting lineup on Dec. 3 against the Chicago Bears.
The 49ers went 5-0 with Garoppolo at quarterback. Including his two starts at the beginning of the 2016 season with the Patriots when Tom Brady was serving a four-game suspension, Garoppolo is 7-0 as a starting quarterback in the NFL.
The 49ers offensive numbers skyrocketed in every statistical category with Garoppolo, who also was immediately recognized as a leader on the team.
Garoppolo completed 67.4 percent of his pass attempts for 1,560 yards with seven touchdowns, five interceptions and a passer rating of 96.2. His quick release was also instrumental in taking just eight sacks in five games.
LOL, i’ve never even heard of him. Good, my Boycott of the NFL is working very well.
And in the years ahead, how the heck do they plan on paying these overpaid steroid freaks? Business is only beginning to tank.... And with corporations no longer able to tax deduct sporting tickets from their taxes, the NFL will lose a significant portion of their renewals for season tickets this coming season.
Garafolollo, is more than likely never going to get all that money...
Crazy amount to pay for someone who has not played much football....especially when you see other first year QB’s have success in year one only to slump in year 2 and beyond as the league has more and more film on to study.
Regardless, good for Jimmy!!!
With even mediocre coaching and a decent support cast, this guy could be the next Tom Brady. Take that, Colon Crapperdick.
Poor Colin Kapernick. /s
Need I say how racist this is. They obviously get rid of Kapercrap in order to pay some white dude all of this cash.
Tom Brady felt threatened by having him on the Patriots team, so Garoppolo had to go.
Ten Bucks says he blows out an ACL in the preseason!
Garoppolo is really cute too,unlike Colin K.who resembles a Disney Cartoon.
I worked shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the finest physicians and surgeons alive.Neurosurgeons,Cardiac Surgeons,Oncologists and others.These men and women,after having studied and trained for anywhere from 12 to 18 years before they could "hang out their shingle"...and then having worked 12 hours a day,6 days a week...don't make 10% of what this Garropalo will make.
Colin was a happy, committed Christian before Jed York screwed him over. So don’t compare them until he’s gotten the same treatment. Garopllo isn’t nearly as good a quarterback.
Do you actually know what Jed York did to him?
And Belichik gave him away for a ham sandwich.
Somehow I hope you’re female, or I’m going to be a little creeped out by your comment.
You mean like Matt Cassell?
I think we are going to find out Belichick got a steal with that 2nd round draft pick.
Yeah,I’m a female,an old female,but I still can appreciate a good looking guy when I see one.:-)
Whew. Yeah, good for you.
Colin was a happy, committed Christian before Jed York screwed him over
Probably wasn’t the most committed Christian in that case.
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