Jimmy Garoppolo inks $137.5M deal, now NFL’s highest-paid player

10:43 PM ET

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback of the present is officially their quarterback of the future.

The Niners announced Thursday they have signed Jimmy Garoppolo to a five-year contract extension through the 2022 season. Sources confirmed to ESPN the deal is for $137.5 million, including $90 million guaranteed in the first three years, making it the largest three-year total in NFL history.

The deal makes Garoppolo, 26, the league’s highest-paid player despite having just seven NFL starts to his name. The deal’s average annual value of $27.5 million per season is the largest in NFL history, $500,000 more per season than the previous high reached last year by Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford.

A news conference has been scheduled for Friday at Levi’s Stadium.

Garoppolo’s signing comes as no surprise, given his strong finish to the 2017 season. He took the reins from a 1-10 team and led the Niners to victories

Article source: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/22370038/san-francisco-49ers-jimmy-garoppolo-agree-5-year-1375-million-deal

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