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07.08.2019 08:02
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SANTA CLARA Tevin Coleman Jersey , Calif. (AP) — more than he did after other quarterbacks re-set the market.The San Francisco 49ers could have used a franchise tag instead of making a long-term commitment to make sure Garoppolo was worth a hefty investment after only seven NFL starts.But both sides wanted this resolved quickly, and did so with a contract that will pay Garoppolo a record $27.5 million per season over the next five years.“This is where I want to be, honestly,” Garoppolo said at a news conference Friday. “I wanted to get this deal done as fast as possible. It will only help our team going forward going into free agency. … I wanted to be here. I was excited to be here. I’m happy we got it done as fast as we did.”Garoppolo’s $137.5 million contract has the richest annual value in NFL history, topping the deal Detroit’s Matthew Stafford signed last year by $500,000 a season.The deal includes nearly $49 million that is full guaranteed, more than $74 million guaranteed for injury and more than $86 million that will be paid out over the first three seasons.The franchise tag could have been a safer option for both sides, leading to more money for Garoppolo if he kept playing at the high level he showed this past season and more protection for the 49ers if he didn’t reach that level.But neither side was eager to go that direction.“We became convinced we had that as an option, but we didn’t want to use it,” general manager John Lynch said. “We wanted to make Jimmy a 49er for a long, long time. Do you have to have some faith for that? Absolutely. But he earned that faith we had for him. I know it wasn’t a super long time but we felt we had a really good grasp on the talent and that was only confirmed when he got here.”San Francisco acquired Garoppolo from New England before the trade deadline for a 2018 second-round pick. As soon as he took the field a few weeks later, he immediately turned around a franchise that started the year with a 1-10 record.Garoppolo took over as starter and led San Francisco to five straight wins to end the season. He completed 67.4 percent of his passes this season, averaging 8.8 yards per attempt with seven TDs, five interceptions and a 96.2 rating.Among quarterbacks with at least 100 attempts last season, Garoppolo ranked first in yards per attempt, fourth in completion percentage. His 308.4 yards passing per game in his five starts also would have led the league had he played a full season.Now he will have a full offseason to completely learn coach Kyle Shanahan’s offense, which could lead to even more production.“Now the rush isn’t quite the same,” Shanahan said. “He can start from the beginning and start from the first page and not the 50th page. He can get a better foundation. When you have a better foundation of where you’re coming from and learning, it gives you a chance to play at a higher level.”Garoppolo has won all seven starts in his career Nick Mullens Jersey , including two in New England to start the 2016 season when Brady was suspended for his role in “Deflategate.” Only four other quarterbacks since the 1970 merger won their first seven starts, with Ben Roethlisberger the most recent to do it with 15 wins in a row in the regular season for Pittsburgh in 2004-05. Garoppolo’s 2,038 yards passing in his first seven starts are the fourth most among all quarterbacks since 1970.The deal still leaves the 49er with more than $60 million in salary cap room, according to executive vice president Paraag Marathe, with several more holes to fill. The most glaring needs are upgrading the skill position players and interior of the offensive line, and finding a big-time pass rusher and cornerbacks to help the defense.Lynch said he plans to be “aggressively prudent” with that money but believes this deal will help sell the organization to potential free agents, including some who played for San Francisco this past year.“One of the reasons for the urgency, if there was some for us, was heading into free agency this is a big deal,” Lynch said. “It’s 75 degrees and sunny outside. We have this guy. Who wouldn’t want to be here? We want to become a destination where everyone wants to be.” Your San Francisco 49ers links for Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019"*Editors Note from Kyle*These are up a little later this morning as I was locked out of my computer last night and couldn’t get to these nuggets. Ikaros was kind enough to do the nuggets for this morning and it’s silly to waste this!John Lynch held a pre-draft press conference where he addressed a wide range of topics from the passing of area scout Reggie Cobb to learning from mistakes like the drafting of Reuben Foster and Joe Williams. One thing that was asked during the press conference is when Robbie Gould is expected to report. In short, John Lynch doesn’t know. He just knows that Gould will be there for the season opener. While the lack of a return date does make one worry, I think you have to consider Gould’s veteran status and the trust that the 49ers have in him to be ready to step in whenever it is that he does show up. | Eric Branch, San Francisco Chronicle | Matt Maiocco, NBC SportsAnother topic that was brought up is what went into scouting Nick Bosa, specifically referencing things done on social media. Lynch brushed off the social media stuff and spoke about how well he gets along with teammates. Personally, I doubt that Bosa is racist. I just think he’s young and a little sheltered from the crueler side of life. | Matt Maiocco, NBC SportsWatching the press conference Alfred Morris Jersey , I really got a feeling that Lynch has Bosa at the top of his draft board, but he was quick to heap praise on Quinnen Williams. It could be smoke to maybe influence the cards to take him so Bosa falls, or he genuinely wants to draft the guy. I don’t know, I just think it seems a little superfluous to even consider drafting him. | Chris Biderman, The Sacramento BeeAlong the lines of hyping up prospects, here’s an article about Lynch’s views on Kyler Murray. | Jennifer Lee Chan, NBC SportsAnd a couple more articles about topics covered in Lynch’s press conference. | Cam Inman, The Mercury News | Chris Biderman, The Sacramento BeeJoe Staley had a chance to talk to the media recently. With regards to an extension, he wants to stick around, but will focus on playing football during the 2019 season. | Jennifer Lee Chan, NBC SportsHere’s some draft pick trade speculation. | Kyle Madson, NinersWire | Matt Maiocco, NBC SportsAround the NFC West | Kevin Patra, Around the NFL | Dalton Johnson, NBC Sports

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