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San Francisco 49ers make Jimmy Garoppolo highest-paid player in NFL history

The San Francisco 49ers signed quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a five-year, $137.5 million contract Thursday that makes him the highest-paid player in NFL history on an average-per-year basis, according to a report by NFL.com.

Garoppolo was acquired from the New England Patriots mid-season in 2017 in exchange for a second-round pick. He took over the starting job three weeks later and went on to complete 67.4 percent of his passes for 1,560 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions while starting five of six games.

Garoppolo had been scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next month.

--Field Level Media