Report: Jimmy Garoppolo Contract Terms Revealed; 49ers to Pay $42.6M in 1st Year

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistFebruary 9, 2018

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo smiles as he walks off the field after their 34-13 win against the Los Angeles Rams during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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ESPN's Adam Schefter revealed the reported terms of the five-year contract quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo signed with the San Francisco 49ers this week.

According to Schefter, the deal is worth a total of $137.5 million, and it will pay Garoppolo $42.6 million in 2018.

That $42.6 million breaks down to $6.2 million in base salary, a $7 million signing bonus, a $28 million roster bonus, a $600,000 workout bonus and an $800,000 per-game roster bonus.

In 2019, Garoppolo will make a total of $18.6 million, followed by $25.2 million in 2020, $25.5 million in 2021 and $25.6 million in 2022.

Per NFL.com's Kevin Patra, Garoppolo's contract is the biggest in NFL history on an average-salary-per-year basis.

The Niners acquired Garoppolo from the New England Patriots prior to the 2017 NFL trade deadline for a second-round draft pick.

Garoppolo went a perfect 5-0 for the 49ers and finished the season with a completion percentage of 67.4, 1,560 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions.

The 26-year-old also went 2-0 as a starter in place of the suspended Tom Brady for the Patriots in 2016.

Garoppolo was the No. 62 overall pick in the second round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Pats out of Eastern Illinois.

He will take over the reins in San Francisco on a full-time basis next season in hopes of returning the Niners to the playoffs for the first time since 2013.

 

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