49ers Give Jimmy Garoppolo The Biggest Contract In NFL History

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 03: Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts after the 49ers defeated the Chicago Bears 15-14 at Soldier Field on December 3, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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The San Francisco 49ers gave quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo the biggest deal in the history of the NFL.

The deal is worth $137.5 million over five years, according to multiple reports.

Call me crazy, but this is absolutely absurd. What are the 49ers thinking? The guy has thrown a grand total of 12 touchdown passes in his entire career, and he just got handed more money per year than Matthew Stafford. This makes next to no sense.

The only way this is justifiable is if there isn’t a ton of money that’s guaranteed in his contract, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Matt Maiocco reported there’s $74 million in guarantees. That’s so much money to pay a guy with such a small sample size. It are moves like these that cost general managers their careers.

You hand a guy with as little playing time as Garoppolo a contract worth $137.5 million, you better hope it works out. Otherwise, you probably won’t be working in the NFL much longer.

I understand the quarterback talent pool is small, but this is just so risky. Of course, I’ll look like an idiot if Garoppolo turns out to be a superstar. I guess only time will tell who is right on this one.

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