Jimmy Garoppolo’s Contract Isn’t As Bad As Initially Thought, But Still Pretty Outrageous

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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Details of Jimmy Garoppolo’s new contract with San Francisco 49ers have become public, and it’s not as bad as people initially painted it to be.

Garoppolo’s total deal is worth $137.5 million, but only $50 million appears to be fully guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Well, this deal looks way better than the initial numbers thrown around. Yes, he does have a little more than $74 million guaranteed if he suffers a career ending injury, but they can cut him after two seasons and only be out a little more than $60 million.

That’s still an absurd number to pay a guy that hasn’t played many games, but it’s way better than paying him a guaranteed number north of $75 million.

I still think this deal is really dumb, but the 49ers have some outs here if Garoppolo turns out to suck. They front loaded it with a few guarantees, but it’s not too risky long term. Now he just needs to go out there and prove he’s worth all this crazy money they just tossed his way.

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