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John Lynch wants 49ers to be a destination in free agency

The 49ers handed quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo a nice chunk of cash in the form of a new contract last week and they’d like to continue forking over money when free agency opens next month. There’s a good amount of cap space left after signing Garoppolo and General Manager John Lynch said Friday that he thinks [more]

Fake news or not, Tom Brady needs a new contract

Despite the various flaws in the ultimately fake report from Ron Borges of the Boston Herald about Patriots quarterback Tom Brady‘s desire for a new contract, Brady should want one — and he should get one. Brady has two years left on his current deal, at salaries of $14 million in 2018 and $14 million [more]

Kyle Shanahan: First time I asked about trading Jimmy G, Belichick said no way

The 49ers have their franchise quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo, but it took some time to pry him away from the Patriots. San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan told Albert Breer of that he approached New England coach Bill Belichick at last year’s Scouting Combine and asked about Garoppolo, only to have Belichick shut him down [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo says he learned how to prepare from Tom Brady

Jimmy Garoppolo spent three and a half years as the Patriots’ backup before becoming the 49ers’ starter, and Garoppolo says he learned a lot from an apprenticeship under Tom Brady. Garoppolo said he noted Brady’s preparation while they played together, and Garoppolo tries to prepare the same way. “I think his love for the game, [more]

49ers have “big piece” in place in their quest to follow Eagles

The 49ers took a lot from the Eagles’ victory over the Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Philadelphia finished 7-9 in 2016 before going 13-3 in 2017 and winning the franchise’s first Super Bowl title. The 49ers went 6-10 in 2017, winning their final five games with Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback. “I think the system is [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t want to apply maximum leverage

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo could have applied more pressure and leverage to the team, getting an even better deal than the one he got. So why didn’t he? “Because this is where I want to be, honestly,” Garoppolo told reporters on Friday. “I wanted to get this deal done as fast as possible, and it’s [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo was sold on the 49ers the moment he arrived

It hasn’t quite hit Jimmy Garoppolo yet that he is the highest-paid player in NFL history based on highest per yer average on a long-term deal. “I was talking to my brothers about it the last 24 hours flying here and everything,” Garoppolo said during a Friday press conference. “If you had asked me as [more]

Jimmy G gets $48.7 million fully guaranteed at signing

The numbers are out regarding the Jimmy Garoppolo. They appear below, along with a full analysis of the terms and the deal. 1. $7 million signing bonus. On a five-year deal, the low bonus results in a cap charge of only $1.4 million per year. 2. $28 million fully-guaranteed roster bonus. For a cap-rich team [more]

Report (a/k/a false report): Brady will skip OTAs unless he gets paid like Jimmy G

[Editor’s note, 9:37 a.m. ET: The following story was based on an article published by the Boston Herald. The Herald has since retracted the story without explanation. Apparently, the retraction happened because the source for the story was a prankster who was pretending to be Tom Brady‘s agent, Don Yee. Multiple other stories at [more]

49ers announce Jimmy Garoppolo signing

Jimmy Garoppolo‘s new deal with the 49ers is signed, sealed and announced. The quarterback signed the contract Thursday night, with the team announcing it in a press release. They have scheduled a press conference with Garoppolo at 2:30 p.m. ET on Friday. The five-year deal with a total value of $137.5 million is the highest [more]

Jason Tarver leaves 49ers to become Vanderbilt’s defensive coordinator

Jason Tarver has never coached outside California, having started his career at West Valley College in 1996. He spent the past three seasons as the 49ers’ senior defensive assistant. Tarver, though, will move off the West Coast after taking the job as Vanderbilt’s defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach Thursday. Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason [more]

Joe Staley: 49ers are in good hands with Jimmy Garoppolo at the helm

The 49ers believe they have their franchise quarterback, and they now have Jimmy Garoppolo signed for five years. “The way he came into the huddle and practice when he was there for two days and really just kind of took over,” 49ers offensive tackle Joe Staley said on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Thursday. “He was [more]

Garoppolo details will say plenty about true value of the deal

Yes, 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has raised the quarterback market by $500,000 per year. But there’s still much to be learned about what the contract is truly worth. Matt Maicco of NBC Sports California supplements the five-year, $137.5 million total-package report with news that the deal contains $74 million in total guarantees. As we’ve learned, [more]

49ers, Jimmy Garoppolo agree to five-year deal

The 49ers have their franchise quarterback locked up for years to come. Jimmy Garoppolo has agreed to a five-year deal with the 49ers, according to multiple reports. The full numbers aren’t out yet, but Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports that the total value is $137.5 million, which would make it just a bit better [more]

49ers extend defensive lineman Cassius Marsh

The 49ers saw enough of Cassius Marsh to decide they wanted to keep him around. The team announced they had signed the defensive lineman to a new two-year deal. “Since joining the team late last season, Cassius has impressed us with his unique skill set and the tremendous energy and passion he brings to all [more]

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