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Jimmy Garoppolo | Quarterback | #10

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
College: Eastern Illinois
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (62) / NE
Contract: view contract details

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Jimmy Garoppolo is due $42.6 million in the first year of his five-year, $137.5 million contract.
The 49ers have over $60 million in available cap space, so it makes sense for them to front-load Garoppolo's contract. Garoppolo will then earn $18.6 million in 2019 before taking home another $25.2 million in 2020. It's a huge financial commitment for a player who's made just seven career starts, but if Garoppolo plays the way he did last season, he'll be worth the money. Feb 9 - 1:49 PM

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49ers signed QB Jimmy Garoppolo to a five-year, $137.5 million contract.

In terms of average-annual value — $27.5 million — it makes Garoppolo the highest-paid player in NFL history. That's at least until Kirk Cousins hits free agency. Going on 27, Garoppolo has made only seven career starts, but he has won all of them. He was a wonder in his six 2017 49ers appearances, completing 67.4 percent of his 178 passes while averaging 8.8 yards per attempt. This, with Marquise Goodwin as his No. 1 receiver. Garoppolo's signature is his lightning-quick release. It allows him to attempt throws other quarterbacks would not dream of. The money is eye-popping for someone with so little regular season experience, but Garoppolo should validate the 49ers' trust in 2018.
Feb 8 - 1:31 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that contract talks between the 49ers and impending free agent Jimmy Garoppolo have "gained significant momentum."

Rapoport cautions that there is "still work to be done" over the next several days, but all signs point to Garoppolo avoiding the $23.555 million franchise tag. After three and a half years of holding Tom Brady's clipboard in New England, Garoppolo finally got a chance to start following his midseason trade to San Francisco, leading the Niners to a perfect 5-0 record down the stretch. The 26-year-old's new deal should be worth at least $20 million annually.
Feb 4 - 8:11 AM

49ers GM John Lynch confirmed he wants to extend free agent Jimmy Garoppolo.

"We believe we found the right guy. Now the challenge is getting Jimmy signed. We’re working hard toward that. It makes too much sense for it not to happen. Just a matter of getting it done." The 49ers are committed to Garoppolo and look prepared to give him top-15 quarterback money ($20M-plus annually). Garoppolo will be franchised if a deal isn't reached before early March.
Jan 24 - 6:22 PM

NBC Bay Area's Matt Maiocco believes there's "confidence on both sides" a deal will be reached with free agent Jimmy Garoppolo.

The 49ers planned to franchise Garoppolo, but he's put himself in position for a multi-year extension after going undefeated in five starts down the stretch. Despite interest on both sides, Garoppolo's contract could be complicated by his limited body of work. If the 49ers can't reach a deal, Garoppolo will make $25 million under the tag in 2018.
Jan 13 - 4:05 PM

Jimmy Garroppolo completed 20-of-33 passes for 292 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Rams.

Garoppolo completely re-energized an organization and a fanbase with five wins in five starts after the 49ers went 3-24 over the past two seasons prior to him starting. Over that span, Garoppolo led the NFL in passing yards (1,542) while averaging a gaudy 8.8 yards per pass attempt. Although Garoppolo’s contract is up at the end of the season and he has put himself in a position not to take a compromised deal, he will undoubtedly be a member of the 49ers in 2018. The club can retain him through the franchise tag at minimum, but a true offseason extension is the highest probable outcome for both sides with the 49ers having so much cap room at their disposal. Paired with a full offseason in Kyle Shanahan’s offense, Garoppolo will be a popular choice to be the favorite wait on quarterback selection in fantasy circles entering 2018.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 07:33:00 PM

Jimmy Garoppolo completed 21-of-30 passes for 242 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Jaguars' Week 16 win over the 49ers.

He also rushed for a first-quarter touchdown. Garoppolo’s pocket poise and accuracy continued to stand out in his fourth straight winning start, this one most impressive because it came against the NFL’s very best defense. His touchdown passes went to day-three rookies Trent Taylor and George Kittle, a testament to just how little Garoppolo has around him. Garoppolo worked the middle of the field with tight ends, fullbacks, and slot receivers, and his quick release allowed the Jags' defense to get home for only one sack. In 2018, Garoppolo will get back Pierre Garcon and the 49ers will likely add a red-zone upgrade. Garoppolo will draw another difficult test when he travels to L.A. to face a stingy Rams pass defense to close out the year.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 07:38:00 PM

Jimmy Garoppolo completed 31-of-43 passes for 381 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers' 25-23, Week 15 win over the Titans.

The 300-yard performance was Garoppolo's second straight. He has at least 290 in all three of his starts with the 49ers. This, with Marquise Goodwin as his No. 1 receiver. Per the CBS broadcast booth, he became the first 49ers quarterback since Jeff Garcia in 2000 to have back-to-back 300-yard games. Unreal. Garoppolo is playing genuinely elite football. He gets the ball out blindingly fast, and is not afraid to target tight windows or attempt unorthodox passes. He's playing with confidence that belies his relative lack of regular season experience. Garoppolo has the ultimate Week 16 test in the Jaguars.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 07:35:00 PM

Jimmy Garoppolo completed 20-of-33 passes for 334 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the 49ers' Week 14 win over the Texans.

It was not an ideal start for Garoppolo. The first drive went three-and-out after Marquise Goodwin dropped what should have been a third-down conversion, and an apparent miscommunication with Trent Taylor led to an interception on the second drive. He got going in the second quarter, however, hitting Goodwin and Kyle Juszczyk for a couple long gains apiece and leading three scoring drives. He was even better after the break and found Garrett Celek for his first touchdown as the starter -- he threw one in relief of C.J. Beathard in Week 12. With a decent matchup against the Titans next week, Garoppolo will remain on the streaming radar.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 04:23:00 PM

Jimmy Garoppolo completed 26-of-37 passes for 293 yards and an interception in the 49ers' Week 13 win over the Bears.

He added four scrambles for eight yards. Garoppolo's stat line doesn't jump out because he didn't throw any touchdown passes -- all 15 49ers points were scored by ex-Bears K Robbie Gould -- but this was a promising first start in a Niners uniform. Jimmy G made several impressive bullet throws off his back foot and persistently moved San Francisco's offense into scoring position. Garoppolo will be in the streamer conversation in Week 14 against the Texans.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 03:56:00 PM

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan announced Jimmy Garoppolo will start Week 13 against the Bears.

It will be Garoppolo's third career start and his first as a 49er. C.J. Beathard's injuries made the decision a no-brainer, though there's a good chance the Niners would have turned to Garoppolo this week anyway, regardless of Beathard's health. The sample size is small, but Garoppolo has played well when called upon, completing 65 of his 96 career passes for 708 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions. Even with a depleted Niners receiving corps, Jimmy G should be an option in two-quarterback leagues Sunday at Soldier Field. It will be a homecoming of sorts for Garoppolo, who grew up in the Chicago area.
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 06:21:00 PM

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said he will name his starting quarterback on Wednesday.

Explaining the timing of the announcement, Shanahan said whichever quarterback starts will need a full week of practice. With C.J. Beathard "pretty banged up" in the words of his coach and likely unable to return to practice on Wednesday, Jimmy Garoppolo would seem to have the upper hand for the starting job this week. If he starts, Garoppolo will be an option in two-quarterback formats.
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 09:30:00 AM

Jimmy Garoppolo completed both of his pass attempts for 18 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers' Week 12 loss to the Seahawks.

Garoppolo was forced into the game extremely late when C.J. Beathard exited with an apparent leg injury. He scrambled on his first play, picked up a fourth-down on his second, and created time to find Louis Murphy in the end zone on his third, the final play of the game. It is not clear if Beathard's injury is serious, and this cameo is certainly not reason enough to make a change. Still, it makes sense for the 49ers to see what Garoppolo can do before he hits free agency next spring.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 07:31:00 PM

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan expects contract-year QB Jimmy Garoppolo to be franchised in 2018.

"The franchise tag made it an easier decision to trade for him. We’ve got six games left and we’re going to have next year. Quarterbacks are expensive. And that's not that big a deal to us." Garoppolo has yet to pass C.J. Beathard and is unproven outside of two career starts. He'll make $25 million if franchised — putting him behind only Matt Stafford and Derek Carr in base salary. The 49ers want to get Garoppolo acclimated before playing him, but are going to need to see what they have in him down the stretch.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 08:05:00 PM

49ers GM John Lynch wouldn't commit to the 49ers starting Jimmy Garoppolo against the Seahawks in Week 12.

Lynch said that decision will be made by head coach Kyle Shanahan, though Garoppolo certainly doesn't seem like a lock to start, even after getting the bye week to familiarize himself with the team's playbook. "You guys obviously know what we think of Jimmy in terms of why we brought him here," said Lynch. "But we also think highly of C.J. [Beathard], enough to trade up to the third round to get him." Beathard is coming off his best game of the season against the Giants, though Garoppolo remains San Francisco's quarterback of the future. We'd still bet on Garoppolo starting at some point this year, but it may not happen for another week or two.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 06:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Jimmy Garoppolo
2C.J. Beathard
3Nick Mullens
4Jack Heneghan
RB1Jerick McKinnon
2Matt Breida
3Alfred Morris
4Joe Williams
5Raheem Mostert
GLB1Jerick McKinnon
2Matt Breida
3RB1Jerick McKinnon
2Matt Breida
FB1Kyle Juszczyk
2Malcolm Johnson
WR11Marquise Goodwin
2Aldrick Robinson
3Kendrick Bourne
4Victor Bolden
5Max McCaffrey
WR21Pierre Garcon
2Trent Taylor
3Dante Pettis
4Richie James
5Aaron Burbridge
WR31Trent Taylor
TE1George Kittle
2Garrett Celek
3Cole Hikutini
4Cole Wick
5Wes Saxton
LT1Joe Staley
2Darrell Williams
3Pace Murphy
LG1Laken Tomlinson
2Jonathan Cooper
3JP Flynn
C1Weston Richburg
2Mike Person
3Najee Toran
RG1Josh Garnett
2Erik Magnuson
3Coleman Shelton
4Chris Gonzalez
RT1Mike McGlinchey
2Garry Gilliam
3Andrew Lauderdale
K1Robbie Gould