Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo signs a new five-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers. This brings Tom Brady’s ex-Crown Prince into the NFL record books.
Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo signed a contract for the NFL history books.
According to corresponding media reports, the former Crown Prince of Tom Brady of the New England and the San Francisco 49ers agreed on a five-year contract for 137.5 million dollars – that is an average of 27.5 million dollars per season.
This makes the 27-year-old a player with the highest average annual salary of all time.
It was not until the end of October that the Patriots sent Garoppolo to the 49ers for a second round pick in NFL Draft 2018.
From week 13 he was used as a starting quarterback. He won the first five games in the 49ers’ jersey. Combined with his two starts for the Patriots due to Brady’s “DeflateGate”suspension, he is still unbeaten as a starter in the NFL.
For the 49ers,”Jimmy G” under new coach Kyle Shanahan sparked euphoria and the belief in the return of the glorious times of Joe Montana, Steve Young and Jerry Rice. Nevertheless, the numbers for an extremely inexperienced playmaker are astronomical and quite a risk.
During Garoppolos Trade to the 49ers there is said to have been some discrepancies between coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft.
Belichick wanted to hold Garoppolo. But the patriots had even repeatedly offered him a four-year contract with starter-worthy 18 million dollars a year – until Kraft intervened. Kraft forced Belichick to transport Garoppolo to San Francisco for a second round pick after an hour-long meeting, according to ESPN information.
Kraft wanted to strengthen his megastar Brady. Without Garoppolo, the Patriots marched into the Super Bowl again, but missed their sixth victory against the Philadelphia Eagles. Despite his advanced age, Brady is not thinking of resigning.