49ers make QB Jimmy Garoppolo NFL’s highest-paid player

Jimmy Garoppolo of the San Francisco 49ers.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Jimmy Garoppolo has never lost a game as a starting quarterback – he’s 7-and-0. Now, his salary has several zeroes to match the one in his career loss column.

Thursday, San Francisco announced a new five-year contract extension for their quarterback. According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, the contract is a five year deal averaging $27.5 million per year – including $74 million in guarantees. The $27.5 million season salary is $500,000 more than the Lions’ Matthew Stafford – making Garoppolo the NFL’s highest paid player. The total value of the contract will reportedly be $137.5 million.

Garoppolo, who turned 26 in November, was traded from New England to San Francisco on October 31, 2017 in exchange for a second round draft pick. He made five starts for the 49ers in 2017, winning each of them.