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49ers' megadeal lands Jimmy Garoppolo NFL's richest contract

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  • San Francisco 49ers' quarterback and Rolling Meadows High School grad Jimmy Garoppolo, who led his team to 5 straight wins last season, is now the NFL's highest-paid player.

    San Francisco 49ers' quarterback and Rolling Meadows High School grad Jimmy Garoppolo, who led his team to 5 straight wins last season, is now the NFL's highest-paid player.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

 
By Eric Branch
San Francisco Chronicle

Jimmy G. is officially rolling in G's.

As expected, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has had his bank account transformed after transforming the 49ers in just five starts in 2017: On Thursday, Garoppolo signed a five-year contract worth up to $137.5 million, the NFL Network reported. The per-year average of $27.5 million is the richest in NFL history. The contract also has nearly $90 million in guarantees in the first three years, which is also the most in league history, ESPN reported.

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