Jimmy Garoppolo's 49ers Contract Bonuses Revealed After Trey Lance's Injury

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 19, 2022

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When Jimmy Garoppolo restructured his deal with the San Francisco 49ers in late August, it included bonuses that could increase his earnings from a base salary of $6.5 million to a total of $16 million.

On Monday, ESPN's Field Yates offered more details on the specifics of some of his potential bonus payouts:

Field Yates @FieldYates

For each game that Jimmy Garoppolo plays at least 25% of the snaps, he earns $250K. If the 49ers win that game, the number jumps to $350K. <br><br>As the starter going forward, he now has the chance to earn $5.6M via incentives in the regular season.

According to Spotrac, Garoppolo also has a $500,000 bonus for playoff games where he takes at least 50 percent of the snaps, an additional $500,000 bonus if he takes 50 percent of the snaps in the NFC Championship Game, another $500,000 bonus if the Niners win that game and a $1 million bonus if the team wins the Super Bowl and he plays 50 percent of the snaps.

His reworked deal additionally includes a full no-trade clause—which essentially is a moot point after Trey Lance was lost for the season on Sunday with an ankle injury, ensuring Garoppolo would be the team's starter the rest of the way—and a no-tag clause for the 2023 offseason.

Garoppolo, who wasn't present for practices or meetings during training camp and also didn't throw for much of the offseason as he recovered from surgery on his right shoulder, said stepping back into the starting position wasn't a huge adjustment.

"It was more just about getting the shoulder ready," he told reporters. "Mentally, I knew the scheme. Some of the new plays took a little while to learn, there's always some new wrinkles in the offense, but for the most part it was just, 'Once my shoulder was good, I was ready to roll.'"

He finished 13-for-21 for 154 yards and a touchdown after replacing Lance in the first quarter of San Francisco's 27-7 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, adding a rushing score.

It was just two games into Lance's first season as the starter after the Niners bumped him to the top of the depth chart this offseason and initially sought trade offers for Garoppolo before agreeing with him on a reworked deal.

"It felt good to be back out there," Garoppolo said. "I felt terrible for Trey. I've been on that side in this league. It's tough. Every person has their share of injuries. But that sucks for him and I feel bad for him, but he's our brother and we'll pick him up."


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