49ers, Garoppolo agree to record-breaking five-year contract

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The Niners have reportedly agreed to a mammoth five-year, $137.5 million deal with their quarterback, ensuring that he'll remain in San Francisco for the foreseeable future and that their midseason trade of a second round pick to the New England Patriots wasn't just for a half season of starts. He will make $74 million in guaranteed money from this deal.

That was enough of a sample size for the franchise to offer the 26-year-old a five-year contract worth NZ$190 million, NFL Network reported, at an average of NZ$38 million each year. Garoppolo made a name for himself when he started the first two games in relief of a suspended Tom Brady. Now, he'll be earning fatter cheques than the GOAT.

The Patriots called Lynch on October 30 and offered him a trade: Garoppolo for the 49ers' second-round pick in 2018.

Garoppolo will make an average of $27.5 million per year, which tops Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford's salary of $27 million. The 49ers had a 1-10 record at the time, but they won their final five games with Garoppolo at the helm to finish 6-10.

The quarterback finished with 1,560 passing yards and seven touchdowns in six games for a 96.2 quarterback rating.

Left tackle Joe Stanley said the 49ers' faith in Garoppolo continued to rise with every win.

"But we're not fooling anybody - it's a quarterback-driven (league)". You heard that question a lot.

Just this week, we've also seen players like Pierre Garcon and Jaquiski Tartt begin the recruitment process for big-name cornerback Malcom Butler, who would solidify a young, promising secondary.

The 49ers are expected to announce the contract at a press conference on Saturday.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - With seven starts to his name after sitting behind an National Football League legend for the better part of three years, a promising young quarterback once earned a lucrative contract extension without much of a sample size.

Should Wentz's recovery go well, the Eagles will have a huge bargaining chip to restock their roster. Rodgers's deal with the Green Bay Packers runs through the 2019 season. The Denver Broncos are looking for a quarterback that will get the team back to the Super Bowl.

"So they didn't want to get anywhere near the franchise tag deadline, which is in a couple of weeks". That also would be a welcome development for Cousins, who would be available to a group of bidders that might include the Denver Broncos, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills, Arizona Cardinals and maybe the Minnesota Vikings.

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