Last Updated on April 21, 2022
Jimmy Garoppolo is an American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League, who has a net worth of $60 million(1).
|Net Worth||600 000 $|
|Born||November 2, 1991 (age 28),Arlington Heights, Illinois|
|Occupation||American football quarterback|
How much money does Jimmy G. make?
As quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, Jimmy Garoppolo is one of the top performers and also top earner in his team. With his $135.5 million five-year contract, he is one of the highest paid NFL players ever. In the current season the quarterback earns a salary of 18.6 million US dollars. Of course, taxes have to be paid from all this money and an excessive lifestyle is part of it. His income is significantly improved by well-paid advertising deals.
Jimmy G. played for the EIU (Eastern Illinois University) during his college years (2010-2013) and even broke the school record for the most complete passports. In his senior year, he even received the highly coveted “Walter Payton Award”, which is why he had good chances to get a professional contract in the 2014 NFL draft.(2)
New England Patriots
The New England Patriots picked Jimmy G. in the second round of the 2014 NFL draft as the 62nd overall pick and he was awarded a 4-year rookie contract: Signature bonus $853,744 and a salary of $420,000, as backup quarterback for superstar Tom Brady for the 2014 season.
In his rookie season he only played 6 times on the field, but with the Patriots as part of the team he still won the Super Bowl XLIX. Jimmy Garoppolo should have a lot of patience as Brady’s backup, because his bets were only safe when Brady was injured or suspended. So he was only 5 times on the field in the second season 2015. Due to a 4-game suspension of Brady at the beginning of the 2016 season, Jimmy G. was in the starting line-up of the Patriots, but was injured in the second game and therefore had to take a break again. At the end of the season he still won the Super Bowl LI, although he was the only Patriot who didn’t play a single snap.
Even before the 2017 season, there was speculation that Garoppolo would be replaced, as the other NFL teams were vying for him due to his strong performance. However, a change was rejected by coach Bill Belichick for the time being.
Contract and salary with the San Francisco 49ers
It was to last until October 31, 2017, when the Patriots moved Jimmy G. to the San Francisco 49ers, where he had to join the new team during the current season. After the short 2017 season, the 9ers offered a historic $137.5 million five-year contract. Of this, $90 million is guaranteed for the first 3 years alone. Up to this point, this was the largest contract in NFL history.
However, the first season with the new mega contract was plagued by bad luck because already in the 3rd season match against the Chiefs, Jimmy Garoppolo suffered an injury in his left knee and that meant the early end of the season and a regular season record of only 4-12.
However, the 2019 season was to be the big “Jimmy G. Show”, as he won the NFC Championship with the 49ers. He sensationally led his team into the SuperBowl 54, where the big showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs (led by QB Patrick Mahomes) took place. Unfortunately they lost the big game and the 9ers will have to hope for the big title again in the coming seasons.
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