49ers rework Jimmy Garoppolo’s deal to stay in San Francisco; contract includes no-trade clause

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo stays put. On Monday, Garoppolo agreed to a restructured one-year deal that keeps him in San Francisco, CBS Sports NFL Insiders Josina Anderson and Jonathan Jones report. The contract contains no-trade and no-tag clauses, according to ESPN. Garoppolo will become a free agent next season.

Garoppolo’s no-trade clause does not mean that there is no possibility of him being traded, according to ESPN. It simply means that Garoppolo must be involved in the negotiations and that he must agree to the trade.

According to NFL MediaGaroppolo’s new deal is worth $6.5 million fully guaranteed, and includes incentives that could bring his money close to $16 million. With the 53-man deadline on Tuesday, the 49ers had to make a decision about Jimmy G, and he will now return to the fold as Trey Lance’s backup.

Garoppolo’s original base salary in 2022 was $24.2 million, and probably a major reason his trading market never materialized — mainly because the quarterback underwent an off-season shoulder surgery. Just last week, head coach Kyle Shanahan . of the 49ers didn’t rule out the possibility of San Francisco keeping Jimmy G in the fold. Now the 49ers have a very solid backup plan if things go wrong.

Garoppolo’s name remained in the news off-season. In July, it was reported that the rival Seattle Seahawks… consider Add Jimmy G to their quarterback fight. Earlier this month, it was also reported that the Cleveland Browns… consider taking a look at Garoppolo if Deshaun Watson’s suspension increased, which it did. When New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson fell with a knee injury in Week 1 of the preseason, many thought Robert Saleh would take a step, as he knew Garoppolo from his days as San Francisco’s defensive coordinator, but he did. not.

As time went on, it became increasingly likely that the 49ers could keep Garoppolo. In fact, 49ers owner Jed York recently said the team was in no rush to trade the QB, and he would be. happy to keep him.

“I’ve said this before, you can’t have enough good quarterbacks and good football players,” York told The Athletic’s Tim Kawakami. “I’m not going to get into roster discussions and what John (Lynch) and Kyle (Shanahan) want to do. But I will support them in whatever they want to make this team the best it can be.

“I’ve seen it with Joe (Montana) and Steve (Young), and I realize that the pay cap today is different than having no pay cap. But we’ve said it before, we’re happy to keep Jimmy. We are happy to have him on the roster. And if that’s the case, then so be it.”

Garoppolo, who turns 31 in November, threw for 3,810 yards, 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 15 games last season, playing 9-6 as a starter. San Francisco recovered from a 2-4 start to reach the playoffs with a 10-7 record, causing two consecutive upsets in the postseason before going down to eventual Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams in the final. NFC Championship match. Even with what was an overall impressive campaign, last year the 49ers gave up a king’s ransom for a reason to select Lance at number 3 overall.

Jimmy G was traded to the 49ers of the New England Patriots midway through the 2017 season. After winning his first five starts with the 49ers to close out the year, San Francisco signed him to a five-year deal of $137.5 million. Garoppolo tore his ACL in Week 3 of the 2018 campaign, but returned in 2019 to lead the 49ers to a 13-3 record and a Super Bowl appearance against the Kansas City Chiefs.

While Garoppolo has the fourth-highest win rate of any NFL quarterback since 2016, the 49ers’ offense was never topped by Jimmy G’s arm compared to San Francisco’s impressive hasty strike or his ingenuity in using various playmakers like Deebo Samuel . Once the 49ers made their big credit to the #3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, it felt like Garoppolo’s days as a starting quarterback for the franchise were numbered.

With the 49ers’ decision to keep Garoppolo, there will be a lot of talk about the team’s confidence level in Lance. Either way, their quarterback room is more congealed with a veteran who spent years on offense.


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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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