Well, there you go. The Niners avoided all the machinations of dissing a guy by franchising him, and went all in (and then some) on Jimmy Garoppolo. His contract extension calls for 5 years at a cool $27.5 mill per year for a total of $137.5 mill. This of course is the largest per-year deal in the NFL, but soon it will be passed by the likes of Aaron Rodgers, Kirk Cousins, Matt Ryan, and Drew Brees. On a per year basis anyway. But that’s the bar as of now.
I got the years right anyway. I had it around $18 mill per. Horseshoes and hand grenades, amirite?
Anyhow, the 49ers have set themselves up early in this new season as at the least a dark horse candidate to make some playoff noise given that they have a lot of draft picks, and fairly high ones at that, they still have around $80+ million in cap space, and a new GM/HC combo that is working together like a well-oiled machine.
Got to be fairly exciting news. Can’t wait to see what they come up with in free agency. Wide receivers must be thinking “hmmm, not a bad spot to land.” The team in general looks like a great place to land. Selah is a respected DC and the team has a log of positives all of a sudden.
Bring it on.