Just about everything has gone right for Jimmy Garoppolo in recent months, including his old team making him money with its playoff run.
Because Garoppolo spent half the season with the Patriots, he’s entitled to playoff bonuses, meaning he’s been making money while watching his former teammates advance to the Super Bowl, where they’ll take on the Eagles in two weeks.
Garoppolo, of course, is headed for free agency in March. The 49ers have been public about their willingness to give him the franchise tag, expected to be worth $25 million fully guaranteed, if they don’t come to an agreement on a long-term contract.
San Francisco and Garoppolo’s agent have pledged to keep contract discussions behind closed doors. But it seems like Garoppolo would garner a contract worth more than $25 million annually.
The 49ers are expected to have upwards of $100 million in cap space entering next season, making it easy to absorb a long-term deal for their new franchise quarterback, who appears to be doing just fine financially in the meantime.