Jimmy Garoppolo’s story shows that changing jobs could really improve your lot in life. After being traded, he found himself the highest-paid player in the NFL. Even at a young age, it is never too early to make a big splash with your career. Let’s take a look at Garoppolo’s gradual career, starting with a look at his net worth.
Jimmy Garoppolo’s Net Worth As Of 2019: $137.5 Million
In early 2018, Garoppolo signed a five-year, $137.5 million deal with $90 million guaranteed in the first three years, making him the highest-paid player in the NFL.
The Early Years
Garoppolo is a native of Arlington Heights, Illinois, where he got his high school start as a quarterback and linebacker at Rolling Meadows High School.
Starting his college career, Garoppolo played for Eastern Illinois Panthers, starting in 2010. By 2013, he broke the school record previously made by former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, after making 5,050 yards and 53 touchdowns. By the end of his college career, he won awards like the Walter Payton Award, the 2013–14 OVC Male Athlete of the Year and 2013 College Football Performance FCS National Quarterback of the Year.
Getting into professional football, Garoppolo was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, making him the first player from the Football Championship Subdivision drafted in 2014. Eventually, he was named the starting quarterback for the first game of the 2016 season, as a stand-in for Tom Brady.
By late October 2017, Garoppolo was traded to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for the 49ers’ second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. As he was on the Patriot’s roster for eight games, he was eligible for their Super Bowl playoff performance, earning $107,000. As mentioned above, good fortune also came from the 49ers, earning a five-year contract worth a maximum of $137.5 million, a $27.5 million per year average salary and $90 million in guarantees in the first three years, the largest total in NFL history. As seen above, Garoppolo announced his good fortune on social media.
Jimmy Garoppolo who ended his 2018 season with 49yers with an ACL injury is fit enough to take up his responsibility as quarterback in 2019 after effective rehab sessions.