Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers complete contract restructuring to keep QB in San Francisco

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In a surprising twist, Jimmy Garoppolo's time in San Francisco is not

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over and he will remain with the 49ers as an experienced backup to Trey Lance.

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NFL Network insiders Ian Rapaport and Mike Garofolo reported

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Monday that the 49ers and Garoppolo are finalizing a new contract

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that would make him the highest-paid backup quarterback in the

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NFL. Garoppolo's new deal is worth $6.5 million fully guaranteed

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with incentives that could push it to $16 million, Rapaport and

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Garoppolo added. The reworked deal would also lower Garoppolo's

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2022 salary cap hit from $26.95 million to about $8.5 million.