Jimmy Garoppolo Jan 30, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo before the NFC Championship Game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jimmy Garoppolo had a very strange offseason with the San Francisco 49ers. The team initially tried to trade him but when they couldn’t find a trade pattern, they ultimately decided to keep him as a backup to starter Trey Lance on a restructured contract. And with Lance now out for the season with an injury, that restructured contract is paying dividends for Garoppolo.

According to NFL insider Field Yates, Garoppolo made an extra $350,000 for Sunday’s win over the Seattle Seahawks thanks to incentives in his restructured contract. And he’s got a chance to make a lot more by serving as the team’s starter for the rest of the season.

“For each game that Jimmy Garoppolo plays at least 25% of the snaps, he earns $250K. If the 49ers win that game, the number jumps to $350K,” Yates explained in a Tweet. “As the starter going forward, he now has the chance to earn $5.6M via incentives in the regular season.”

While the offseason drama was certainly odd, the 49ers’ decision to keep Garoppolo on the roster might have saved their season. And that restructured contract is going to give him quite a payday this season.

While Lance’s injury was undoubtedly devastating, the entire Garoppolo situation seems to have worked out for both him and the team.

[Field Yates]