Ramification No. 2: 49ers will have to pay Jimmy Garoppolo a lot of money now
One of the ways San Francisco was able to keep Jimmy Garoppolo this season was by altering the remaining year on his contract, cutting away the original $24.2 million in base salary and giving him an incentive-laden $6.5 million fully guaranteed deal, according to Over the Cap.
It is, however, a deal potentially worth up to $14 million.
As Niners Nation’s Akash Anavarathan pointed out, Garoppolo can earn $250,000 per game in which he plays at least 25 percent of the snaps (he will now, barring injury) and another $100,000 per win:
In the wake of Week 2’s victory over Seattle, Garoppolo just earned himself an additional $350,000.
Even if Garoppolo departs in 2023, the 49ers are going to be on the hook for substantially more in financial assets, money they otherwise would have preferred to roll over into next season in order to both extend and re-sign top talent, such as Pro Bowl EDGE Nick Bosa, while also surrounding Trey Lance with as much weaponry as possible.
It’ll be much more difficult for the Niners to do that with Garoppolo poised to earn a lot more cash than the original $6.5 million.