49ers rework Jimmy Garoppolo deal to stay in San Francisco; the contract includes non-commercial clauses

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

Garoppolo’s no-trade clause doesn’t mean he can’t be traded, according to ESPN. It just means that Garoppolo would have to be included in the talks and that he would have to agree to the trade.

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

Garoppolo’s starting base salary in 2022 was $24.2 million and likely a major reason why his trade never materialized — especially with the quarterback undergoing offseason shoulder surgery. Just last week, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan did not rule out the possibility of San Francisco keeping Jimmy G in the band. Now, the 49ers have a very solid backup plan if something goes wrong.

Garoppolo’s name remained in the news throughout the season. It was reported in July that the rivals Seattle Seahawks were taking into account adding Jimmy G to their quarterback battle. It was also reported earlier this month that the Cleveland Browns would do so consider taking a look at Garoppolo if Deshaun Watson’s suspension was extended, which it was. When New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson went down with a knee injury in the first week of the preseason, many thought Robert Saleh would make a move since he was familiar with Garoppolo from his days as a defensive coordinator. of San Francisco, but that didn’t happen either.

As time went on, it began to feel more and more likely that the 49ers could keep Garoppolo. 49ers owner Jed York even said recently that the team was in no rush to trade the QB and that he would be happy to keep it.

“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 the roster discussions and what John (Lynch) and Kyle (Shanahan) want to do. But I’ll support them in whatever they want to do to make this team the best it can be. possible life.

“I saw it with Joe (Montana) and Steve (Young) and I understand the salary cap is different today than the salary cap. But we’ve said it before: We’re happy to keep Jimmy. We’re happy. And if it’s so, then it is the case.”

Garoppolo, who turns 31 in November, threw for 3,810 yards, 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 15 games last season, going 9-6 as a starter. San Francisco rebounded from a 2-4 start to reach the playoffs with a 10-7 record, and made two straight upsets in the postseason before falling to the eventual Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams in the of the NFC Championship. Even with what was an overall impressive campaign, the 49ers gave up a king’s reward to select Lance at No. 3 overall last year for a reason.

Jimmy G was traded to the 49ers from 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, $137.5 million deal. Garoppolo would tear 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 winning percentage among all NFL quarterbacks since 2016, the 49 offense was never carried by Jimmy G’s arm compared to San Francisco’s impressive rushing attack or the ingenuity his in using different players like Deebo Samuel. Once the 49ers made their big trade up to the no. 3 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft, it looked like Garoppolo’s days as the franchise’s starting quarterback might be numbered.

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

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