Jimmy Garroppolo.
Jimmy Garroppolo.

Jimmy Garroppolo’s full name is James Richard Garroppolo. He is a 29-year-old American football quarterback. Moreover, he plays for the team of San Francisco 49ers in the NFL (National Football League). Jimmy Garroppolo’s net worth in 2021 is $25 million. This talented athlete as a footballer started playing the game in his college years as well. He attended his college at Clemson University where he played for Eastern Illinois from 2010 to 2013.

Jimmy G has made a lot of notable records in the National Football League. For instance, he is a 2-time Super-Bowl champion (2014, 2017) in almost 7 NFL seasons from 2014-2021. He plays in the position of being a Quarterback(QB).

Net Worth: $25 million
Source of Wealth: Salary and Endorsements
Nationality: American
Date of Birth: November 2, 1991 (Age 29)
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Profession: American Football Player
Record: 40-yard dash in 4.97s

Jimmy Garroppolo.
Jimmy Garroppolo.

Early Life and Career

He enrolled at Rolling Meadows High School in Illinois where he was a QB and LB for the Rolling Meadows Mustangs football team. He was a full-fledged athlete from a very early age with an interest in varied sports.

Jimmy played for 19 games at QB during his junior and senior seasons and passed for almost 3,136 yards and scored 25 touchdowns. Garoppolo, as a youngster was also interested in other sports, notably baseball where he played as a pitcher for Rolling Meadows High School. He ended up being rated as a 2-star recruit, Garoppolo accepted an offer to play football at Eastern Illinois. 

College Career Record

Garoppolo’s run with the Eastern Illinois Panthers began with Jimmy playing in the final eight games of the 2010 campaign, passing for 1,639 yards and 14 touchdowns. He earned the All-Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer Team honors for his fantastic showing and filling up of stat sheets in the QB position. Jimmy G after that season went on to start all during his time at Eastern Illinois, passing for 2,644 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2011, following that 3,823 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2012, Finally he threw for 5,050 yards and 53 touchdowns in 2013, in the process breaking the school record for career pass completions previously held by former Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo.

Jimmy Garoppolo was selected by New England Patriots with their 62nd pick in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played as the starting QB for Eastern Illinois Panthers from 2010 to 2013.

Jimmy G as an Eastern Illinois player making an offensive play.
Jimmy G as an Eastern Illinois player making an offensive play.

Jimmy Garoppolo Net Worth in 2021 

Jimmy Garoppolo’s net worth in 2021 has been estimated to be around $25 million. The major sources of his wealth status are his NFL contracts, salary, and endorsements.

QB Garoppolo signed a 5 year, $137,500,000 contract with the San Francisco 49ers, including a $7,000,000 signing bonus, $74,100,000 guaranteed, with an average annual salary of $27,500,000. In the 2021 NFL campaign, Garoppolo will earn a base salary of $24,100,000, a roster bonus of $282,353 and a workout bonus of $600,000, while carrying a cap hit of $26,382,352 and a dead cap value of $2,800,000.

No other player on the San Francisco 49ers’ roster is set to have a higher cap number than that in the 2021 season, which speaks to the fact of how much the franchise valued Jimmy G. At the time of its finalizing, it was the largest contract in NFL history on an annual basis, surpassing the contract of then Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford. It also has almost $90 million in guarantees in the first three years of the contract, also the largest total sum in NFL history.

Jimmy Garoppolo winning the NFL Walter Payton Award.
Jimmy Garoppolo winning the NFL Walter Payton Award.

Endorsements

He also has earned a decent sum from partnerships with sports juggernauts like Nike, Bose, and New Era.

He notably signed an endorsement contract with Jordan Brand in 2018. The moment of signing such an endorsement deal with Jordan was one of the first non-football-related goals, Garoppolo claimed to have desired at the time of entering the NFL.

Jimmy Garoppolo had also teamed with Men’s Wearhouse recently to collect donations of gently-used professional attire for unemployed Americans.

Jimmy Garoppolo endorsing by wearing the new Jordan Jumpman cleats.
Jimmy Garoppolo endorsing by wearing the new Jordan Jumpman cleats.

Awards and Achievements

Despite what many are led to believe, Jimmy G’s career has been award-laden at some point or the other, including individual honors. Below is the list of some of the remarkable achievements that Garoppolo has achieved throughout his career:

  • All-Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer Team
  • Second-team All-OVC (2012)
  • First Team All-OVC (2013)
  • Second Team All-OVC (2013)
  • Walter Payton Award (2013)
  • OVC Offensive Player of the Year (2013)
  • 2013/14 OVC Male Athlete of the Year Award
  • 2013 College Football Performance FCS National Quarterback of the Year
  • 2× Super Bowl champion (with Patriots in 2014,2017)
  • 2018 NFL Top 100(#90)
  • SN Comeback Player of the Year Award (2019)
  • 1x Player of the Week NFC Offensive (Week 14, 2019)
  • 2020 NFL Top 100(#43)