Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t just lead his San Francisco 49ers to a Week 2 win over the Seattle Seahawks
after starting quarterback Trey Lance suffered a season-ending injury.
He also earned himself $350,000 in bonus cash in the process.
Garoppolo restructured his contract during the preseason after opposing teams balked at the idea of trading
for a veteran quarterback who would take up $25 million of salary cap space.
Rather than be released by the Niners and tossed onto the free agent scrap pile, the the 30-year-old took a pay cut to $6.5 million in guaranteed salary.
That isn’t the be-all, end-all of his deal, however.
Garoppolo and his representatives negotiated a generous per-game incentive structure in case of an emergency like the one that befell Lance Sunday afternoon
The outcome could mean $5.6 million in extra money by the time the 2022 regular season is over
If Garoppolo can avoid injury and finish up the year, he’ll earn $4 million in incentives — $250,000 per game.