Report: 49ers, Garoppolo are making progress toward a long-term deal

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Jimmy’s getting paid.

Eventually. One way or the other.

With the rookie deal of 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo officially expired and the 49ers facing a deadline for applying the franchise tag, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that talks between Garoppolo and the 49ers “have gained significant momentum, and a deal could get done in the near future.”

Whatever the timeline for agreeing to terms on a multi-year contract, it remains critical for Garoppolo that he force the 49ers to apply the franchise tag before he signs a new contract. Beyond the fact that the one-year tag becomes the starting point for the several-year contract that replaces it, the 26-year-old Garoppolo would be wise to start racking up franchise tags early, so that eventually he’ll have the leverage of a 44-percent raise, which comes with the third career tag.

Some believe that agent Don Yee, who represented Tom Brady through multiple below-market contracts with the Patriots, will try to make up for that by maxing out Garoppolo’s financial windfall. That won’t happen over the long haul unless Garoppolo and Yee make it clear to the 49ers that there won’t be a long-term deal until the window closes on the application of the franchise tag.

41 responses to “Report: 49ers, Garoppolo are making progress toward a long-term deal

  1. all I know is, here in SF we are still scratching our heads in how we got this guy for 1 second rounder. however, we’ll take him. Meanwhile, our starter from week 1 may get a ring today.

  2. Or maybe they could just do a fair 5-year deal before the tag deadline, and the franchise tag becomes moot. Can we not just treat the Kirk Cousins situation as the outlier and not the new norm??? We shouldn’t expect all teams to be as inept as the Redskins in how they handle their QB contracts.

  3. the media is just speculating over what will happen.
    Last week it was – “the deal could drag out till Matt Ryan and A-Rod’s deals get done’.
    Now it is – “Deal is close”

    Truth is we all know jack- but it is fun to speculate.

  4. Yes, he should force them to franchise him. Then, that sets the “floor” for his contract. The franchise tag is a one year option, which can be re-applied the next 2 years.
    One small caveat; he gets sacked and blows out a knee next year in December (ala Wentz). Then, he has to sit out a season with NO CONTRACT while the knee heals. Enlighten us with what his contract after that blown out knee will be worth, please. Players who are FA’s with blown out knees are lucky to get league minimum contracts.
    So, his $25MM contract for one year turns into a three year, $8MM contract. Then, a, maybe, $10MM one year see-what-you-can-do contract after the knee is healed.

  5. There hasn’t been this much excitement here in the bay area since the Steve Young days.
    We have talent, amazing coaching, great GM, tons of cap space and a division that is wide open. Sign this guy and we’re in division contention for the next ten years and I see multiple playoff appearances. Although here in SF it’s pretty much SB or bust but I’ll take the playoffs to start.

  6. Or maybe he signs for 40 million or so guaranteed so he knows he and his extended family are set for life and w orries about getting greedy on the next contract

  7. Well you have to look at it from all sides. What if the per year amount the 49ers offer is higher than the franchise tag? What if Garoppolo wants the security of a long term deal? What if Garoppolo decided he really feels he is going to be the “man” for the 49ers and thinks Shanahan can help make him great? To me it seems short-sighted to assume signing the franchise tag is best for the player. It ignores everything else.

  8. The Gropp doing what the Knick walked away from and turned lemons into lemonade that is the real story. Players don’t play for QB’s they don’t respect or are to green to think he gives them a chance. Now i’m sure if Gropp signs a big contract, some people will say that they should have given that $ to Knick and stir the pot even more.

  9. Listen to this guy if you are selfish and did not learn some key truths from Brady. FIND A DAMN WAY TO WIN SOMETHING AND the MONEY WILL take care of itself. Do you want to win or do you want to “inflate” your salary. In the long run, GREED IS NOT GOOD AND DOES NOT WORK. aka-Cousins. He got paid (greedy) team did not win anything. and now he is looking to fleece some other dumb team!!!

    Be smart Garap. Make winning the number one priority ALWAYS. All starting QB’s get paid if they win. Garap should make a long-term team friendly deal (and forget the tag for the sake of the team psyche. Everyone is happy when the team wins!!! Take a lesser deal so your team can build a great team around you-go after a few rings-get PAID in endorsements-and you will be a happy, wealthy, rich, winner with a chance to get rings.

    Go the tag route and you will end up losing, fighting with your FO, and if you don’t have talent around you, you are not going to win anyway in this league.

    HELL-IF TOM BRADY TAKES A LOWER DEAL, Im doing what he does. CAUSE WE KNOW THAT WORKS FOR EVERYBODY. And I don’t want to hear about Gizelle salary this or that. with over 100 mill of under market deals and NEVER once a tag, I think he has proven you don’t win by doing things the same way everybody else does. That only makes you average.

  10. 49ers have so much cap space that they can front load the contract and give him MORE than the franchise tag this year. So shut up and let him sign his own contract.

  11. Well this is ONE reason why a late 1st/early 2nd was all they could get. How many rookie QBs get $20 mil a season guaranteed? That’s what the 49ers need to pay to keep him under the franchise tag at least and will pay more than that guaranteed in a long term contract to soften the cap hit.

    Garoppolo is more seasoned than a rookie but we’ve seen LOTS of young QBs fall back to mediocre once teams get good film on them

  12. History suggests teams that pay QB big money, are not able to put together winning rosters. There are exceptions of course when that highly paid QB is able to carry a team for example Green Bay or there is a head coach who works magic like in New England.

  13. tollisonsmith says:
    February 4, 2018 at 11:40 am
    Always interesting how a reporter is telling the agent how to do the job.
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    Well this reporter is also a lawyer, so he might know a thing or two at least.

  14. The problem is that Brady messed up the plan with paying the qb lots of money. He went out and got a successful wife as far as income and then took below market money while the other good quarterbacks milked their teams. The end result, other good quarterbacks teams have not had as good a supporting roster as Brady team. Brady has been great, but his contract price has been invaluable.

  15. Pleeeeease get this done I enjoy watching the 9ers suffer it brings joy to my life knowing they suck. Sign him up and have your average QB slingin the rock for the bottom of the barrel organization better know as the Cleveland niners.

  16. Jimmy likes to get paid.

    PS: Kurt Cousins was low balled and forced into the tag and tag deal. When you beat out the starter and prove yourself to be worth X amount, you should get X amount.

    So Washington could have been heroes for drafting the BPA (and it was obvious when the pick was made) as well as finding a long term solution, homegrown guy by proving BPA works.

    Instead, the look stupid for being cheap which costs them more money and now are paying a re-tread (albeit one as good as Cousins). From heroes to zeroes. That’s the Redskins front office.

  17. Plus the got nothing from Cousins.

    And

    The Patriots did what they had to do. They should have made more phone calls but who knows what billionaires do with their other businesses. Who is to say SF didn’t do something for Kraft or will scratch his back later?

    California taxes is what sucks. You want to play in the state of Washington, Nevada, Florida, Tennessee or Texas. (New Hampshire does not have a team, Kraft should have moved there, could have had even more free agents).

    Only thing that sucks is you want to play in the state of Washington, Florida.

  18. PS: Also Texas, Tennessee and Nevada (to go along with non income tax states Washington and Florida). New Hampshire does not have a team.

    The money difference can be considered significant for those that care about such things.

    Also, housing and cost of living is insane in the Sf area vs. say, Jacksonville.

  19. California does have higher taxes. However, it also has the bonus of being able to live in California, which is where countless athletes and executives voluntarily choose to spend their time. Having the best food, weather, and people are always going to play well with free agents. It’s cute to think that 8% sales tax might change someone’s mind on whether to live here when he will still pocket more than $14 million after state and local taxes. It’s also cute to see these same people who are totally unaware of the retaliatory taxes that their local jurisdictions in other states charge. Again, it’s cute to see that one used to be able to avoid double income taxation until Donald J. Trump chose to kill that deduction and increase our taxes. Thank you for the Republican tax hike! The GOP will lose house seats as a result. Not sure how Nunes will try to explain that one away, which is why he is relegated to drafting memos these days.

  20. Jimmy has the niners by the short hairs here and couldn’t make me happier. They are about to give this guy big money based on 7 games against really bad opponents. Niner fans are already talking like he’s the next Montana or Young. Here’s hoping they’re wrong. My guess is he’s not going to make them the contenders they always seem to believe they are and easily could be another 25 years until they win a championship. But somehow “nobody has it better”. If Ignorance is bliss, niner fans gotta be the happiest people alive!

  21. number1hawkfan says:

    February 4, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Jimmy has the niners by the short hairs here and couldn’t make me happier. They are about to give this guy big money based on 7 games against really bad opponents.

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    3 of the 5 opponents that Jimmy beat as a Niner were playoff teams. It would help if you knew what you were talking about before labeling another fan base ignorant.

    But then again Seahack bandwagoners are new to this whole football thing so it’s understandable.

  22. the franchise tag is a gamble for a player because if he does not perform, his market value as a free agent will plummet. Injury can also be a risk. Therefore a contract that is guaranteed for at least 3-4 years may be a better deal for both sides.

  23. number1hawkfan says:
    February 4, 2018 at 3:17 pm
    Jimmy has the niners by the short hairs here and couldn’t make me happier. They are about to give this guy big money based on 7 games against really bad opponents. Niner fans are already talking like he’s the next Montana or Young. Here’s hoping they’re wrong. My guess is he’s not going to make them the contenders they always seem to believe they are and easily could be another 25 years until they win a championship. But somehow “nobody has it better”. If Ignorance is bliss, niner fans gotta be the happiest people alive!
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    Kinda like how Wilson’s contract destroyed your 1 year dynasty? Gotcha

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