Jimmy Garoppolo just landed a record setting deal with the San Francisco 49ers/
The San Francisco 49ers made Garoppolo the highest-paid player in NFL history on Thursday, signing Garoppolo to a five-year contract. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported that the deal is worth $137.5 million, per sources, and is the biggest deal in NFL history on an average-per-year basis.
Garoppolo joined the 49ers in a surprising midseason trade from the New England Patriots and earned the starting role. In 5starts, Jimmy tore up the league, completing 67.4 percent of his passes for 1,560 passing yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions. Garoppolo was slated to be an unrestricted free agent in March. The 49ers franchise quarterback appears to have a bright future.
It is increasingly obvious there is no way the Patriots were going to be able to afford him and they did well to get what they did.
ALERT: Per @MikeGarafolo, Jimmy Garoppolo has agreed to a five-year, $137.5 million contract.
$27.5 million a year. pic.twitter.com/ybEOT8ycUW
— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) February 8, 2018