Jimmy Garoppolo will still be the 49ers' backup quarterback to Trey Lance, which was a surprise. A new contract between the 49ers and Garoppolo, which NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport
and Mike Garafolo revealed on Monday, will make him the highest-paid backup quarterback in the NFL. According to the sources, Garoppolo's new contract is worth $6.5 million,completely guaranteed with
incentives that might boost it to close to $16 million. Moreover, the new terms will reduce Garoppolo's salary cap hit in 2022 from $26.95 million to somewhere in the neighbourhood of $8.5 million.
Tom Pelissero of NFL Network said that Garoppolo's deal has both a no-trade clause and a no-franchise tag clause. Therefore, the quarterback can choose his future by becoming a free agent
The news came out on Monday, after a long wait during which the veteran quarterback had shoulder surgery and spent all of training camp on the 49ers' roster recovering.
Having moved up to pick Lance at No3 in the 2021 draught the 49ers would then bench him in favour of Garoppolo for most of his first yr in the league before giving the young quarterback full control
After the 49ers' crushing loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship Game, Garoppolo knew the team's succession plan and announced his departure from San Francisco.
However, his shoulder surgery complicated things. While the quarterback carousel spun through numerous NFL cities, Garoppolo was sidelined by injury, and San Francisco was unable to find
a suitable trade partner for him. Despite widespread speculation that the 49ers would trade or cut ties with their former Super Bowl-winning quarterback, they have decided to hold on to the trusted
veteran in case Lance, their second-year quarterback, enters 2022 with plenty to prove, should something go wrong. In the middle of the 2017 season, the San Francisco 49ers acquired Garoppolo