How much is Jimmy Garoppolo’s new contract with the San Francisco 49ers worth?
Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo restructured his contract to stay with the Niners in 2022, but will be leaving San Francisco at the end of the season.
The Jimmy Garoppolo saga with San Francisco 49ers continues. San Francisco named Trey Lance as QB1 for next season, which will make the former New England Patriot QB the highest-paid backup quarterback in the entire NFL.
Jimmy Garoppolo’s restructured one-year contract
According to reports by Ian Rapoport and Mike Garofolo of NFL Network, Garoppolo and the Niners have agreed to restructure his contract to clean up the salary cap and allow him to stay with the team . With that move, his salary for the 2022 season will drop from $26.95 million to $8.5 million.
In the same report it is stated that his guaranteed salary for 2022 is 6.5 million dollars and that he adds another 500 thousand in bonuses. In the event of playing instead of Lance, his contract would rise to 16 million .
‘Jimmy G’ was about to enter the final year of the five-year, $137.5 million extension he signed with the Niners in 2018. His big contract and surgically repaired shoulder complicated move the QB to another team.
Jimmy G in SF
Garoppolo, drafted by the Pats in 2014, came to San Francisco in 2017 after a trade with the New England Patriots.
A torn knee ligament sidelined the Eastern Illinois product in his first two seasons with the Niners. However, in 2019, he led the team to Super Bowl LIV in which they were defeated by the Kansas City Chiefs.
The following year he suffered several ankle sprains that caused the Niners to look for a long-term solution in the Draft. The front offices decided to draft Lance in 2021. During his absence, Kyle Shanahan used Nick Mullen and C.J. Beathard as the starting QB.
Garoppolo has played 46 games with the 49ers, 45 of them as a starter and has thrown for 11,162 yards, 66 touchdowns and 38 interceptions while completing 67.7 percent of his passes. On the ground he has added 182 yards and five touchdowns on 117 carries.