Jimmy Garoppolo agrees to five-year, $137.5 million contract

  • Jimmy Garoppolo agrees to five-year, $137.5 million contract

Jimmy Garoppolo agrees to five-year, $137.5 million contract

Now, his salary has several zeroes to match the one in his career loss column. This is the biggest deal in NFL history on an average-per-year basis, according to the NFL Network.

While both starts resulted in wins, Garoppolo's true potential was not unveiled until the 26-year-old landed in San Francisco by way of a trade with New England midway through the 2017 season.

Last season in Week 3, LA barely escaped with a 41-39 win on the road, but lost in the finale 34-13, a game head coach and NFL Coach of the Year Sean McVay had rested many starters.

It is indeed a big day for Garoppolo and a 49ers team that went all-in to secure its franchise quarterback for years to come.

"We want Jimmy to be a Niner for a long, long time", Lynch said on January 2.

There was no way the Niners could afford to lose Garoppolo, making it inevitable he would be re-signed to a long-term deal before hitting free agency or being franchise-tagged.

The thinking was the one-year tag, which would have paid Garoppolo over $23 million, would have given the 49ers more time to evaluate him and determine if he was a franchise quarterback.

It then would be reasonable to suspect that his deal would top Garoppolo's contract, just as Garoppolo's topped Stafford's and Stafford's topped Carr's.

The 49ers agreed October 30 to acquire Garoppolo for a 2018 second-round draft pick.

He also won his two games he started for the Patriots in 2016, when Tom Brady was serving his four-game suspension for his part in Deflategate. The 49ers will have around $86 million in cap space for the 2018 offseason, per Over The Cap, who had them with a league-leading $113.9 million before this deal.

Now, of course, we'll see the trickle down effect on more accomplished quarterbacks, like Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees and even Kirk Cousins as they all wait for their next contracts.

Listing the NFL's highest-paid players is an inexact science.

Either way, San Francisco has its signal-caller locked up for the long run.

"It's a team game and everything, and I think everyone would like to say their position is as important as any other", Staley said on SiriusXM NFL radio Thursday.