Jimmy Garoppolo agrees to 5-year $137.5 million deal with San Francisco 49ers
RENO, Nev. (News 4) —
According to multiple sources, the San Francisco 49ers and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo have agreed to a 5 year, 137.5 million dollar deal, which is the largest in NFL history.
This deal would include a guaranteed 90 million dollars in the first three years of his contract, sources tell ESPN.
Although the quarterback only has seven starts to his name, this agreement makes the 26-year-old the highest played player in the league. Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was the only player to hold a deal close to that, with 27 million dollars a year.
The 49ers went 5-1 with Garoppolo at the helm, which is the longest active regular-season winning streak in the NFL. Garoppolo completed 120 of 178 passes, totaling 1,560 yards with 7 touchdowns and 5 interceptions with the 49ers. San Francisco scored 62 percent of his drives this past season.
Garoppolo was a second-round pick by the New England Patriots in 2017, and spent the first three years of his career in New England before being traded to the 49ers in the middle of last year.