San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo remains. Monday, Garoppolo agreed to a one-year restructured deal that would keep him in San Francisco, according to Josina Anderson and Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports NFL Insiders. Report. The contract contains no-trade and no-label clauses, According to ESPN. Garoppolo will become a free agent next season.
According to NFL Media, Garoppolo’s new contract is worth $6.5 million, fully guaranteed and includes incentives that could bring his money closer to $16 million. With the 53-man roster deadline on Tuesday, the 49ers had to make a decision on Jimmy G, and he will now return to the fold as Trae Lance’s backup.
Garoppolo’s original base salary in 2022 was $24.2 million, and that may be one of the main reasons his trade market never materialized, especially since the quarterback underwent offseason shoulder surgery. Last week, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan Without ruling out the possibility San Francisco has Jimmy G in the fold. Now, if something goes wrong, the 49ers have a pretty solid backup plan.
Garoppolo’s name has been in the news all season. The contender was reported in July Seattle Seahawks were considering Jimmy G added to their quarterback battle. And earlier this month Cleveland browns that Look at Garoppolo If Deshaun Watson’s suspension intensified, it did. when New York Jets Quarterback Zach Wilson suffered a knee injury in Week 1 of the preseason, and knowing Garoppolo well from his days as San Francisco’s defensive coordinator, many thought Robert Saleh would make a move, but that didn’t happen either.
As time went on, the 49ers began to feel more and more that they could keep Garoppolo. Even 49ers owner Jed York said recently that the team is in no rush to trade the quarterback and would. good to have him.
“I’ve said it before, you can never have enough good quarterbacks and good soccer players.” york said Tim Kawakami of the Athletics. “I’m not going to get into staff discussions about what John (Lynch) and Kyle (Shanahan) want to do. But I’ll support them in whatever they want to do to make this team better.
“I looked at it with Joe (Montana) and Steve (Young), and I realize the salary cap is different today than it is not the salary cap. But we’ve said it before: we’re happy to have Jimmy. We’re happy to have him on the roster. If that’s the case, that’s the case.”
Garoppolo, who will turn 31 in November, threw for 3,810 yards, 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 15 games last season. San Francisco got off to a 2-4 start to reach the playoffs with a 10-7 record, and pulled off two consecutive postseason upsets before falling to the eventual Super Bowl champions. Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship Game. Even with an overall impressive campaign, the 49ers gave up a king’s ransom to select Lance at No. 3 overall last year for a reason.
Traded for Jimmy G49 New England Patriots Midway through the 2017 season. After winning his first five starts with the 49ers, San Francisco signed him to a contract. Five-year, $137.5 million contract. Garoppolo tore his ACL in Week 3 of the 2018 campaign but led the 49ers to a 13-3 record in 2019 and a Super Bowl appearance. Kansas City Chiefs.
Despite Garoppolo having the fourth-highest winning percentage among all NFL quarterbacks since 2016, the 49ers’ offense has never gone Jimmy Gee’s way compared to San Francisco’s impressive ground attack or its ingenuity in using a variety of playmakers like Tebow Samuel. With the 49ers taking the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Garoppolo’s days as the franchise’s starting quarterback appeared to be numbered.
With the 49ers’ decision to retain Garoppolo, there will be plenty of talk about the team’s level of confidence in Lance. Either way, their quarterback room is pretty solid with a veteran who has spent years in the offense.