• 49ers sign former Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo to monster contract

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    Former Patriot Jimmy Garoppolo has finally found his home in San Francisco after signing what is reportedly the largest deal by average-per-year salary in NFL history. 

    According to NFL.com, The 49ers agreed to a $137.5 million contract with Garappolo Thursday. 

    MORE: Jimmy Garoppolo traded to winless 49ers

    That total is second only to Andrew Luck’s $140 million contract with the Colts, according to Pro-Football-Reference.com. But Garoppolo’s per-year average is reportedly the largest in NFL history, according to NFL.com

    Brady’s old backup hasn’t lost an NFL start and, in fact, went 5-0 with the 49ers after he was traded to the flagging west coast team this season. 

    MORE: Playoff wins earn former Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo a bonus

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