After five starts in a 49ers uniform, Jimmy Garoppolo is soon to become the highest paid player in NFL history.
The 49ers and Garoppolo have agreed to a five-year, $137.5 million deal according to reports from Raj Mathai of NBC and Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.
The 49ers and QB Jimmy Garoppolo have agreed to a five-year, $137.5 million contract, source says. The biggest deal in NFL history on a average-per-year basis.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 8, 2018
— Raj Mathai (@rajmathai) February 8, 2018
According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, $74 million of the contract is guaranteed.
Jimmy Garoppolo’s deal with the #49ers averages a league-high $27.5 million over five years with total guarantees totaling $74 million, per source.
— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) February 8, 2018
Garoppolo will make $27.5 million per season, which eclipses the previous high set by Matthew Stafford’s contract with the Detroit Lions, worth $27 million per year. John Lynch has made good on his promise that signing Garoppolo was the team’s top offseason priority.
“You have our assurances – and the fans do – that we’d like nothing more than to make him a Niner for a long, long time,” Lynch said of Garoppolo.
Garoppolo is 7-0 as an NFL starter, and finished last season with a completion percentage of 67.4 for 1,560 yards with seven touchdowns, five interceptions and a passer rating of 96.2