Published: Sat, February 10, 2018
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49ers make Garoppolo highest-paid participant in National Football League historical past

49ers make Garoppolo highest-paid participant in National Football League historical past

"I think his love for the game, obviously, is a big part of it, and I clearly have that", Garoppolo told reporters.

There was the spring-like, 75-degree weather, which was noted by both Lynch and Garoppolo. Who wouldn't want to be here?

"We had some success down the stretch, and you could see pieces were falling into place", Garoppolo said.

So where does 6-10 leave the fourth guy? Even with Garoppolo's massive contract on the books, Lynch said only two other teams will have more salary cap space than the 49ers this offseason. If they had not paid him, other teams would have surely offered to.


On Wednesday, the 49ers signed Garoppolo to a five-year, $137.5 million extension. But they frontloaded the deal.

A 26-year-old native of Rolling Meadows, IL, Garoppolo was originally selected by New England in the second round (62nd overall selection) of the 2014 NFL Draft. According to chief strategy officer Paraag Marathe, the team will go into free agency with roughly $62 or $63 million to spend in free agency. "That was helpful for us".

Cousins is in this position after years of failed negotiations with the Redskins. But what we really learned is what kind of person he is, what kind of teammate he is, what kind of competitor. The 49ers can cut him after 2019 with no repercussions to the cap, if Garoppolo is healthy. Just in the last 48 hours, to be honest, I've had texts and messages from guys, Garoppolo said during an interview with KNBR. After being handed the franchise tag for two straight years, Cousins told the Redskins he would wait until March before discussing any long-term deal with them. They did so in front of a large crowd full of media, 49ers staff members, players and personnel executives and Garoppolo's family. We'll be patient, but also aggressive.

Following the season, general manager of the 49ers John Lynch was clear that the top priority of the franchise entering the offseason was to sign Garoppolo for the long term. "I knew it was just a matter of getting everything figured out". "We're working in the right direction". Now, the 49ers can shift their focus towards free agency. Such is the cost of having a stable of quality, young up-and-coming players, meaning the carousel of comings and goings will be an interesting watch this summer and those in the off-seasons to come.

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