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49ers reach five-year agreement with Jimmy Garoppolo, will be richest deal in NFL history [report]


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.

According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, $74 million of the contract is guaranteed.

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

 

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