Jimmy Garoppolo: Albert Breer reveals interesting details of 49ers QB's new contract

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo

NFL journalist Albert Breer has revealed some interesting details about the new contract surrounding San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. 

In what comes as a bit of a surprise in the narrative, after a summer of reports claiming that the San Francisco 49ers were trying to trade Jimmy Garoppolo as the team looks to move on to their quarterback of the future in Trey Lance, both sides agreed to a complete 180 and have agreed to a new contract for the 30-year-old.

The deal means that Garoppolo will stay as the team’s backup quarterback for the remainder of the season, and then be free to explore other options once the deal is over, allowing both parties to finally move on without each other after bridges have seemingly been burned by the way the team wanted to move on from him and move him out of town as soon as possible.

And taking to social media, insider Albert Breer detailed some of the more interesting details of the contract, allowing people to better understand why the deal was made and what it means for both sides. 

What are the details?

On Twitter, Breer broke down the details of the new agreement, noting that the deal will essentially be worked around bonuses for Garoppolo and that he will still have the opportunity to make a lot of money for himself whilst also providing some wiggle room when it comes to the salary cap for the 49ers:

So what this does mean is that the 49ers could allow themselves to make some moves when it comes to trading players during the season without having to be too impacted by the salary of a backup quarterback who is likely going to see limited minutes.

What is the larger impact?

At the end of the day, this is a very smart move for the 49ers, as it means that they can still use Lance as their starter and man of the future, whilst also giving themselves some cheaper protection should things not go all that well for him.

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There have been reports of him struggling at times during this preseason, and after only completing 57.7% of his passes in relief last year, there is clearly some work still to be done, but at least if he struggles and they need to sit him down for a bit, then they have a reliable backup rather than having to turn to the likes of (with all due respect) Nate Sudfeld and Brock Purdy.

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