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

 
By Eric Branch
San Francisco Chronicle
Updated 2/8/2018 7:07 PM
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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

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.

For more on the megadeal, click here.

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