The San Francisco 49ers just made quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo the highest-paid player in the league. Garoppolo has now surpassed Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford who previously held this honor.
The deal comes in at $137.5 million over five seasons.
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
Garoppolo has a total of seven career starts and a 7-0 record during that span. And, now he will average a salary of $27.5 million per year.
Obviously, the Twitter world has plenty to say about this breaking news.
With his new $137.5 million contract and 7 career wins as a starter under his belt, Jimmy Garoppolo has technically been paid over $19 million per win. 😮 pic.twitter.com/emfLE0ivyE
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) February 8, 2018
Garoppolo to average $27.5M in annual salary over the next five years.
Tom Brady to make $14M in base salary in 2018.
— Marc Sessler (@MarcSessler) February 8, 2018
If the Garoppolo numbers are accurate, that's ridiculous. What is Tom Brady worth? Aaron Rodgers? Especially with a salary cap. How are they going to pay for a line? A defense?
— Damin Esper (@DaminEsper) February 8, 2018
Mark my words, one day Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo will team up to make an Uggs commercial and it will be glorious.
— Gregor Walz (@G_Walz) February 8, 2018
Garoppolo has a "handsome" clause in his contract, where he agrees to maintain his hollywood looks, perfect hair and winks at the camera at least once per game.
— James Brady (@jamesbradyisme) February 8, 2018
You're telling me Jimmy Garoppolo is the highest paid player in the NFL but Colin Kaepernick doesn't have a job? Okay.
— noah (@N0_CHILL_N0AH) February 8, 2018
— Effekthascherei (@joeshoe) February 8, 2018
What about 2023 when Kyle Shanahan, John Lynch and now Jimmy Garoppolo's contracts all expire? 👀
— Brian Peacock (@BDPeacock) February 8, 2018
Cavs trade half their roster basically. Jimmy Garoppolo is now the highest paid QB in the NFL. Life truly is a wonder.
— Kyle 🌴 (@Vapourion) February 8, 2018
— Aaron Jacobs (@Aarondjacobs9) February 8, 2018
Kirk Cousins seeing the deal Jimmy Garoppolo just signed pic.twitter.com/ehaiM40jMS
— Slade Williams (@sladewilliams17) February 8, 2018
Jimmy Garoppolo reportedly agreed to a 5-year, $137.5 million contract (27.5 per year is the biggest deal in NFL history).
Sources tell me that Aaron Rodgers is set to make somewhere in the ballpark of a eleventy billion dollars. pic.twitter.com/zOzAUMGnZr
— Stephen Watson (@WISN_Watson) February 8, 2018
Jimmy Garoppolo gets a nine-digit extension while Colin Kaepernick is unemployed. I'd rather have Jimmy G, but he really wasn't much better than Kaep was in 2016. Just goes to show you how powerful the smear campaign is.
— Josh Bakan (@joshbakanofsky) February 8, 2018
On the plus side, Jimmy Garoppolo can afford to rent an apartment in San Francisco now.
— temporarily merry mary (@MaryHartmanx2) February 8, 2018