Why Jimmy G will earn $350K after huge 49ers win over Seahawks originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
After coming in for an injured Lance in the first quarter Sunday, Garoppolo walked out of Levi’s Stadium with a win and $350,000 richer.
According to Garoppolo’s new contract, which made him one of the NFL's highest-paid backup QBs, the veteran quarterback earns $250,000 every time he plays more than 25 percent of the offensive snaps and an extra $100,000 every time one of those games results in a win.
That was the case in Sunday’s home-opener win after Lance was carted off the field with a right ankle injury and then quickly ruled out. Garoppolo wasted no time making an immediate impact.
At the start of the second quarter, Garoppolo hit tight end Ross Dwelley for a 38-yard touchdown pass that got 49ers fans back on their feet at Levi's Stadium.
Garoppolo finished the game 13-of-21 passing for 154 yards and the TD, and afterward, he was asked about the six-figure bonus he just earned.
"I mean, now that you said it, it feels good," Garoppolo said. "But I don't know, you're not thinking about that stuff out there. You're in the game, you're flowing with the game, trying to get guys ready, so I don’t know, I was kind of in that mode, but yeah, that's always a nice positive."