Jimmy Garoppolo Agrees To A One-Year Restructured Contract With The San Francisco 49ers
After being linked to the Cleveland Browns in the offseason, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is reportedly staying with the San Francisco 49ers for the 2022 season. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Garoppolo has agreed to a restructured one-year deal with the 49ers. The deal includes a no-trade and no-tag clause, meaning that Garoppolo will have the freedom to leave the 49ers at the end of the season.
Schefter continues on, explaining the details of Garoppolo’s new deal. Garoppolo is guaranteed $6.5 million in base salary with another $500,000 coming from roster bonuses. The contract also has incentives, including playing time that boost the total value up to $16 million.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says the deal makes Garoppolo the highest-paid quarterback in the National Football League. Garoppolo has been very successful with the 49ers since coming over from the New England Patriots. The former 2nd-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft has led the franchise to two NFC Championship appearances (2019, 2021) and a Super Bowl appearance (2019).
In 2021, Garoppolo led the 49ers to the NFC Championship against NFC West division rival, the Los Angeles Rams, after defeating the #1 seeded team the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round. The quarterback threw for 3,810 yards with a 68.3% completion percentage.
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